Lake Allatoona Fishing Report by First Bite Guide Service (7-31-2014)

First Bite Guide Service

First Bite Guide Service

Robert Eidson’s First Bite Guide Service FishingReport for Lake Allatoona Striper & Hybrid Bass. When you’re ready to catch stripers and hybrids, contact Robert at 770-827-6282 or by e-mail: [email protected].

Very Good Fishing!!

The live-bait bite is still the best bite going right now.

We are still catching very good numbers of stripers, hybrids and White Bass. The numbers are starting to slow down some because the dissolved oxygen level is dropping fast.

All of the fish seem to be within two miles of the dam. Concentrate your efforts from the mouth of Clear Creek to Clarks Creek. Once you find the fish, start the morning fishing live shad on downlines at 24 feet. This can be a good bite if you’re on feeding fish, but the key is fresh bait, so change your baits often.

Once the live-bait bite slows down, switch to trolling umbrella rigs. I have been having most of my success pulling 9-1/2-oz. white bucktails with chartreuse trailers about 110 feet behind the boat, which puts the rigs about 24 feet deep.

Also, keep your topwater baits ready in case any schooling fish come up. They’ll hit a popping cork, fluke or Sammy, but I prefer the biggest white Rooster Tail we can find. The secret to getting bit is to fish with light line (6-lb. test) is to retrieve your bait as fast as you can crank it in.

In these conditions, it’s important to get your fish back in the water quickly if you want to release it. Keep your camera ready because a quick release can mean the difference between a dead fish and one that swims away. We also suggest riding back over the area you just fished and keeping any floaters.

Fresh bait is a must right now. Striper Soup has plenty of bait in stock for those of you that don’t want to get to the lake at 4 AM. Our boats are now taking less than 80 baits out for our four-hour trips.

Carters Lake

The big fish bite is Very Good.

We have been catching stripers up to 24 lbs. and Hybrids weighing close to 13 lbs. this past month. Downlining Shad at 30-50 feet has been our best overall bite.

The mouths of most of the major creeks on the south end of the lake are holding stripers. The backs of the Creeks, main lake points and humps are holding the Hybrids. Fresh bait is the key to catching linesides on Carter.

Be sure to carry plenty of bait with you.

We are also catching a few fish on lead core. I am running a 2 oz. jig with a white trailer with 7-9 colors, depending on the day at 2.9 miles an hour.

Give me a call and let’s catch some fish!

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Phone: 770-827-6282

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