Lake Allatoona Fishing Report – December 2022

GON Staff | November 28, 2022

Allatoona: Level: 9.6 feet below 840. Temp: 59-63 degrees. Clarity: Slightly stained.

Bass: Tournament angler Matt Driver reports, “December fishing on Allatoona is great, and the winter bite has started. Bait can be found grouped up in the creek cuts and near points that drop to deeper water. Fish are active, and good numbers are being caught. There are two great ways to approach these fish. First is to fish for suspended bass that stage just below the bait cluster. Small Keitech swimbaits and jerkbaits are the tickets. Baits need to reach a depth of 10 feet deep for the best results. The other route for December is the jig and drop shot along the bottom. A lot of bigger fish are being caught in the guts of pockets. Rock and stump clusters seem to be key. We have been catching bass all over the lake and no area is any better than the other. The bite will be very consistent until water temps get into the mid-40s, if they get that cold.”

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Linesides: Guide Robert Eidson, of First Bite Guide Service, reports, “Lineside fishing is getting better. The bite on Allatoona is starting to pick up. The north end of the lake from Little River to Fields Landing is holding a ton of white bass and a few decent stripers right now. The white bass will hit a 1/2-oz. spoon, Rooster Tail, Tiny Fluke and a small threadfin shad. The bigger stripers are wanting to eat big. Your best bet for a big fish right now is to pull bigger baits. Large gizzard shad is my first choice with trout being my second choice. The big schools of smaller hybrids are starting to show back up on the main lake. I have found some really big schools of hybrids in Kellogg Creek all the way south to Clear Creek. These fish are eating threadfin shad, small gizzard shad and small trout fished on downlines at 18 to 32 feet deep. The water temp is getting right and should be prime by the time this hits the newsstands. Trollers should keep pulling Mack Farr u-rigs 120 feet behind the boat at speeds between 2.4 to 3.1 mph. This is my favorite time of the year to be on the water, but the water is getting cold, so be safe this winter.” 

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