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 Good!
The fish are biting from one end of the lake to the other. The Hybrids have started their spawn runs up both the Etowah River and Little River. Most of the fish that are being caught are already spawned out. The river bite should stay decent into the middle of May. The main lake is also fishing well.
The fish that are returning out of the rivers are starting to school up from the Little River Bridge up to the delta, and from the S-Turns to Kelloggs Creek. There is also a decent south-end bite going on right now from Iron Hill to the bay out in front of 3rd Army.
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 has 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 and 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. They account for at least 95% of our catch on both Lake Allatoona and Carters Lake.
Small to middle-size gizzard shad are the ticket. If throwing the net isn’t your cup of tea, Striper Soup Bait and Tackle in Acworth 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 this week 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 and let’s go fishing!
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