Lake Allatoona Fishing Report (5-1-13)

eidson 7Robert 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: [email protected].

Water Temp:  68
Visibility:  2-4 feet

Lines-sides fishing is Decent!!

The run we had this past weekend blew the rivers out.  They are running fast.

There is plenty of debris floating down both the Etowah and Little Rivers right now.  The main lake is still clear, but there is also a lot of debris floating on the main lake as well as the rivers.  If you’re heading out in the next few days be very careful.  The fishing this past week has been decent.  Finding water that is debris free, and holding bait and fish is the key to catching fish right now.

The fish on the main lake are up in the water column and are very hard to mark on 2 D sonar.  If you have a Lowrance with side-scan you can locate these fish by running your side scan setting on 60 feet on both sides.  That’s been working great for me on my Lowrance 12 in Touch.  If you don’t have side-scan, the best way to find these fish is to put out a spread of planer boards and free-lines.  Pull the banks and open water until you get bit.

Planer boards and freeing live shad on the main lake has been our best bite and are accounting for at least 95% of our catch on both Lake Allatoona and Carters Lake.

Small to middle-size gizzard shad has been the ticket.  If throwing the net isn’t your cup of tea, Striper Soup Bait and Tackle in ACTH has plenty on hand.

The river bite is a different story.  Cut bait seems to be fishing best right now.  But cut shad and chicken liver fished in any bend of the river or near anything blown down will catch you fish.

There have also been a lot of big cats caught up the river the last few weeks.  The lake record for Blue cats was broken recently with a nice 36 pounder.  Congrats to the angler for a great catch.

Trolling has been decent but should get really good once the water temperature hits 70 degrees.

Overall the bite on Allatoona is very good for almost the entire lake.  Spring is an awesome time to be on the water.  Grab the kids give us a call 770 827-6282 and let’s go fishing.

Contact Info

Phone: 770 827-6282

E-mail address: [email protected]

Website: First Bite Guide Service