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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Line-side fishing is Fair!
The bite this week is the same as last week’s. The warm weather of late has really risen the water temperatures and has slowed the live-bait bite. We are still catching decent numbers, but we are having to run and gun right now. The fish are on the move and aren’t staying in one location for more than five minutes.
Down-lining shad is still working, but shad are dying very quickly on a hook. Be sure to take plenty of bait with you. Down lines fished at 14-21 feet deep are working best right now. The dissolved oxygen level is so low below 21 feet that the bait is dying in less than five minutes on a hook.
Netting bait isn’t that hard right now, but if netting isn’t your thing the Soup in Acworth has plenty of shad in stock.
I have caught fish this week as far north as Kellogg’s Creek and as far south as Allatoona Landing. These fish are on the move and never seem to be in the same place the next day.
August seems to have come a week or two earlier this year. Hopefully this is just a minor setback in what has been a great summer live-bait bite on Lake Allatoona.
Trolling – Good !!!
The trolling bite has been my better bite the last few weeks. And this will probably will hold true into mid-September. I am pulling nothing but umbrella rigs right now. Color doesn’t seem to matter. It is more of a reaction bite right now. I have had my best luck at 145 feet behind the boat at speeds of 2.4 – 3.1 MPH.
Live it up. Go fishing and bring the family!
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