Lake Allatoona Fishing Report – December 2007

GON Staff | November 27, 2007

Allatoona: Level: 20.4 feet below full pool. Temp: 62 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Boating advisory:
The only ramps open are at the Blockhouse and the center ramp at Galts Ferry. Expect Galts to close any day.

Bass: Very good with a spooning pattern, said Mike Bucca, who is keeping his guide boat in the water. “Concentrate anywhere from 20 to 40 feet. The key is the presence of shad and being familiar with your electronics. I’m mostly using a 3/4-oz. spoon as the shad are very small, an inch or so tops. Matching the hatch is key. Drop-shotting is also getting some good fish in the same areas, and the Lucky Craft Pointer 78 bite is really good in the same areas when the fish are more active before a weather front. With the water levels dropping the way they are, I expect the bite this winter to be off the charts! Less water for them to hide in should mean they should be easier to find and catch.”

Good, according to guide Robert Eidson of First Bite Guide Service. Robert has his striper boat in the water in a marina slip, so he’ll be able to fish as the last of Allatoona’s ramps close. “Yesterday (Nov. 25) we boated 21 fish, a mixed bag of stripers and hybrids. There’s a big school of fish out in front of Victoria, there are fish at the mouth of Kellogg — the fishing is good,” Robert said. He recommends flatlines and planer boards in the morning, then at about 9:30 a.m. switch over to umbrella rigs and downlines. The bank fishing is good right now, too. “If you can throw a Red Fin 50 yards, you can catch some nice hybrids and probably some stripers fishing from the bank,” Robert said.

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