Lake Allatoona Fishing Report (12-28-11)

This Lake Allatoona Fishing Guides Report is bought to you by Robert Eidson of First Bite Guide Service (770-827-6282).

Line-sides: “Good.”  Not a lot has changed this week, fishing remains very good.  It is so good at times that I almost forgot it was winter and not spring … until the cold weather set in Tuesday.  The numbers and quality of fish my clients caught this week were spring-like. We even had one that weighed 21 lbs!

The seagulls are here and are really giving away the location of the feeding fish.  The fish are on the move between Bartow Carver and the S-Turns.  They are relating to the river and creek channels when they’re not on top.

Live bait is working when the fish are down.  They can be caught on down-lines 15-30 feet deep.  But the best bite is coming on the umbrella rigs fished 60-150 feet behind the boat at speeds of 2.4 – 3.1 m.p.h.

When fish are on top and are very active, they will eat almost anything.  Spooks, Flukes, Rooster Tails and popping corks will all produce hits. Again, the birds are giving these fish away.

Your best bet for topwater hits will be on cloudy and rainy days.

Give me a call at 770-827-6282 and let’s take the kids fishing (and Mama too).  View my daily catches at under the thread Recent Trips with First Bite.