Lake Allatoona Fishing Report (10-17-12)



Robert Eidson’s Lake Allatoona Fishing Guide Report is provided by First Bite Guide Service of Lake Allatoona.  When you’re ready to catch stripers and hybrids, contact Robert at 770-827-6282 or by e-mail at eidson6260@comcast.net

Line-side fishing is Fair!!

The northern end of the lake has almost completed turnover, but the fish still won’t bite.  The live-bait bite is very slow and is better in the late afternoon.  Jig spooning may be the most consistent bite and is catching decent numbers of white bass with a few Flatheads in the mix.

Trolling: The umbrella rig bite is probably the best overall bite if you’re looking for Hybrids and Stripers.  But look for these fish to be on the smaller size.  This week I have been pulling my rigs 75-80’ behind the boat on a 16-20’ bottom.  These fish are on the move, so make sure you cover a lot of water.  I have caught fish as far north as the S-turns this week … and all the way south to the dam.

Topwater bite is DEAD.  I have seen very limited topwater action this week.  Most of it seems to be spotted bass.  I look for the topwater bite to pick up after the lake finishes turning over.

I still have a few days open for October.  It’s the prettiest time of the year to catch some fish.  Give me a call at 770 827-6282 for availability or book your trip online at First Bite Guide Service.