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Linesides: Fair at best, said Robert Eidson. “If you’re going to fish Allatoona right now, you need to plan trip to accommodate for sun-up or sun-down,” he said. “If you’re planning on a four- or five-hour trip, you’re going to spend a lot of time just watching your fishfinder.” Robert said there is a decent topwater bite lasting about 30 minutes at sun-up and then again at sun-down. Find the fish schooling on top from Kellogg’s Creek up to Bethany Bridge, and use something small to catch them. Robert suggested a Rooster Tail, a Fluke Jr. or a Zara Puppy. After the topwater bite shuts down, you may be able to catch a few downlining to 24 feet over fish you see on your graph, but the fish are very finicky. Robert said there’s been some nibbling of his baits, but very few will actually take it. Dissolved oxygen levels are very low in the lake right now. They are not pulling much water through the dam because the lake is already low, and Robert said something needs to change before the fish will start biting again. “We need some kind of a cold front or a tropical storm to get the water moving,” he said. On into September, Robert expects the fishing to improve dramatically. Judging from years of journals, Robert said the topwater bite will keep getting better. September is always a good month for topwater fish on Allatoona. The other good bite that should turn on this month is trolling U-rigs.