Lake Allatoona Fishing Report (8-29-12)

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 [email protected].

Fair is the best word to describe line-side fishing on Lake Allatoona right now.

Last week the bite was so awful I moved most of my trips to Lanier.  But this week Allatoona seems to be fishing better than Lanier.

The topwater bite this week has been very stable.  The fish are coming up at sunup and then again at dusk.  They will hit almost anything when they are on top.  I still think a popping cork is the best overall bite for these schooling fish.

The live-bait bite has gotten a little better this week.  The key is to find big schools of bait on your fish finder and try to fish the edges of these bait clouds.  Shiners seem to be working best, but they will eat fresh Thread Fins as well.

Mid-lake is holding tons of hybrids, but if you’re looking for a big ole striper you need to be fishing around Iron Hill.  I have had a couple of buddies catch some nice fish there this week.

Remember the full moon is this weekend — plus it is Labor Day weekend.  Chances on boating big numbers of fish are going to be very slim.  The fishing should pick up by the end of next week.  I am glad summer comes to an end on most lakes this Monday.

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I still have a few days open next week.  Give me a call at 770 827-6282 and let’s go fishing.  Book your trip online at First Bite Guide Service.