Allatoona Crappie Fishing Report – June 12, 2023

GON Staff | June 12, 2023

The best crappie bites this week are early in the day or later in the evening.

Robert DeHaas, lure-maker with Red Rooster Custom Baits and an OG from “Team Geezer,” reports, “The crappie are on their summer pattern, suspended in or around structure in 10 to 20 feet of water. The early and evening bites are your best bet. The water temp mid-lake was 78 degrees and clear and the water is Allatoona green. It’s time to downsize your baits to 1.5 inches or get your spider rigs out with small minnows. Team Geezer loves the challenge of throwing to structure with great results. Throw past the brushpile, keeping the bait just above the structure by counting down and slowly turning the handle. Look for some explosive strikes. Take plenty of jig heads because you’re just going to loose some. Early in the morning, we are still seeing fish suspended in and around the brush as shallow as 8 feet deep. Learn to cut down your bait to to 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches and use a smaller hook, like No. 4 light-wire hook. On cloudy days, use darker colors, and on sunny days, bright and natural colors are working the best.”

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