Robert Eidson’s Lake Allatoona Fishing Guide Report is provided by First Bite Guide Service of Lake Allatoona. Contact Robert at 770-827-6282 or by e-mail at [email protected] when you’re ready to catch stripers and hybrids.
Line-side fishing is good and live bait is working good on down-lines, free lines, and planer boards. The best times for this are early morning and late afternoon. During mid-day, find a point set up over a 30-40 foot bottom and change over to all down-lines. Mid-lake is the only place to be right now and most of the fish caught this week came between 24-30 feet deep.
Finding fish isn’t that hard right now, but finding feeding fish is hard. If you find a school of fish, work them no longer than an hour. If they don’t bite, find another school. Sometimes you don’t have to look 30-40 yards from the school you just fished.
The big fish are starting to show up. There have been a few caught in the past two weeks over 20 lbs! The water temperature is holding in the high 40s. The bite should remain good through February. With any luck we won’t have a shad kill this year and fishing will remain good the rest of the winter.
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