Lake Allatoona Fishing Report For May 4 2011

This Lake Allatoona striper and hybrid fishing guides report has been brought to you exclusively by Robert Eidson of First Bite Guide Service, 770 827 6282. Lake Allatoona, Georgia email: [email protected]

Excellent. The river bite is as good as it’s ever been. The bite on the Allatoona Creek arm is fantastic, and so is the mid-lake bite. “The river bite is in full swing right now, Be careful. If you don’t have a jonboat or a jetboat, you can tear something up real quick.”

Anglers are catching a lot of fish on cut shad and live shad fished on the bottom. Chicken livers don’t seem to be producing as well as they have in the past. Be careful up the river. Everyone is catching fish, but there are a ton of boats up there. The bite up the Allatoona River arm is also very good in places like Iron Hill, Clark Creek and Tanyard Creek.

Wherever you are, the key is to find the shad. Robert said he is having 15- to 30-fish days mid-lake on main-lake humps and flats at Victoria Landing, the S turns and the flats at Harbortown. The downline bite is far outproducing the freeline bite, and the only bait to fish is shad. Start early on 14- to 20-foot flats, and move out toward the river channel as the sun gets up.