Lake Allatoona Fishing Report (01-04-12)

This Lake Allatoona Fishing Guides Report for striper and hybrid is provided by Robert Eidson of First Bite Guide Service of Lake Allatoona, Georgia.  Contact Robert Eidson at First Bite Guide Service; by phone: 770-827-6282; or, by email: [email protected].

Line-Sides are Good. I didn’t fish as much as I would have liked this week, due to the weather, but the few times I was on the water fishing was good.

The bait is starting to move back into the creeks; so are the Stripers and Hybrids. Mid-lake seems to be holding better numbers of fish than the south end or the north end. I think all the creeks on the lake will produce line-sides right now. Shiners fished on free-lines and planner boards are producing better than trout and shad right now. Remember to down-size your hooks to match your shiners for more strikes.

After the sun comes up, switch to pulling Umbrella rigs. I have had my best luck this week pulling my rigs 145 feet behind the boat at 3.1 – 3.4 miles an hour. We’ve caught fish weighing up to 21 lbs! As the lake starts to clear, the Umbrella rig bite will get even better.

I still have a few days open next week. Give me a call at 770 827-6282, if you would like to book a trip.