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: [email protected].
Line-side fishing is Fair at best!!
The fishing this week is the same as last week’s. I don’t expect anything to change until the water starts to clear. And I am not sure what this arctic blast we have coming in this weekend is going to do to the bite. It seems like we are having mid-week rains every week.
The lake is muddy from Little River all the way to Kellogg’s, and it’s stained from Kellogg’s to the dam. Finding clear water is going to be the key, but it’s getting harder each week with all the rain. The back of the creeks were holding fish, but that has changed with all the rain.
Free-lines and planer boards in the morning and late afternoon in mid- and south-end creeks will be your best bet until the main lake clears up. There has also been a decent bite in the Allatoona Creek arm all the way to the Block House. The numbers have been low, but we have caught a few decent stripers near Harbor Town.
After the sun comes up, switch to down-lines and ease your way out to the middle of the creeks. As the water starts to clear (if it ever does) fishing should get better on the main lake. We were by no means loading the boats before the rain, but the fish we are catching are good fish.
Trolling is still slow but is getting better. The best time seems to be midday. I have been pulling my rigs at 2.4 – 3.3 mph about 100 feet behind the boat. The trolling bite is just around the corner. I really think once the lake clears, the trolling bite will get as good as the live-bait bite.
The top water bite was close to breaking loose before we got all the rain. I look for it to return as the lake starts to clear.
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