Lake Allatoona Fishing Report – April 2020
Allatoona: Level: 5.4 feet below full pool. Temp: 61 degrees. Clarity: Slight stain to clear.
Bass: Tournament angler Matt Driver reports, “Fishing on Lake Allatoona is amazing and one of the best forms of social distancing known to man. Fish are in all stages. We have prespawn, spawn and some postspawn. The fluke-style baits (Big Bite Baits Jerk Minnow), jerkbaits (Lucky Craft Pointer) and swimbaits (4-inch Keitech and a Picasso roundball swim head) are my go-to baits, but you can catch fish on your favorite technique right now. Galts Ferry south to Bartow Carver is a great area to start. Lots of good weights coming out of this area.”
Linesides: Guide Robert Eidson reports, “Good! The bite this week has been the best I have seen this year. The white bass are making their spawning runs up both the Etowah and Little rivers. The hybrids and stripers are feeding heavily on the main lake and should start their spawn migration run north any day now. The south end of the lake is fishing very well right now. The threadfin shad are moving into the backs of the creeks and pockets, and the stripers and hybrids are migrating with the bait. Theadfins fished on flatlines and planer boards have been our better bites. The fish are very aggressive and blowing our baits completely out of the water. We are also catching some really nice fish blind casting jerkbaits. Mid-lake is also fishing well right now. We have seen some sporadic topwater action out in front of Bartow Carver at first light. The striper and hybrid bite on the north end of the lake is starting to heat up and will only get better with the warming temps. I believe the spawn run will be in full swing by the time this report hits the newsstand. Grab the kids and go fishing.”
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