Lake Allatoona Fishing Report – April 2023

GON Staff | March 29, 2023

Allatoona: Level: 2.6 feet below 840. Temp: 66 degrees. Clarity: Stained.

Bass: Tournament angler Matt Driver reports, “Fishing is great! The spawn has started for spots and largemouth. Fish are feeding good. Jigs, Ned rigs and shaky-head worms are a constant way to catch them right now. In all honesty, you can throw your favorite bait and probably get bit right now. This is probably the most active time of year for bass on Lake Allatoona. We have been catching them on topwater, spinnerbaits, ChatterBaits and swimbaits. Red-clay banks with scattered rock have been really good. Also, many fish are coming from primary and secondary points, especially when they are wind-blown. Watch for surface activity, especially early in the morning as fish are actively chasing bait. This is the time of year to take a child fishing and get them fired up about the sport. Have fun and be safe.”

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Linesides: Guide Robert Eidson, of First Bite Guide Service, reports, “The Allatoona lineside fishing is awesome! The white bass are making their spawning run up both the Etowah and Little rivers. The hybrids and stripers are feeding heavily down on the main lake and should start their spawn migration run north on the next full moon. 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. Bluebacks and threadfins fished on flatlines and planer boards have been our better bites. The fish are very aggressive and are blowing our bait 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 bites on the north end of the lake have been slow compared to the south end, but that will change in the next few days with the upcoming full moon. It has been a very long winter. Now it’s time to dust off your reels, grab the kids and hit the water.”

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