Lake Allatoona Fishing Report – February 2020

GON Staff | January 28, 2020

Allatoona: Level: 13.6 below summer full pool. Temp: 51 degrees. Clarity: On the north end, the lake is rolling mud from Little River to Clear Creek. On the south end, the lake is a mud hole from the Blockhouse to Glade Marina. The water between Glade and Clear Creek is fishable.

Bass: Tournament angler Matt Driver reports, “This is the month for big fish. Due to the mild winter so far, the bite is good shallow and deep. The shallow baits of choice are a willowleaf white spinnerbait, a crawfish-colored Strike King 3XD and a Strike King 1.5 square bill. I also keep a Picasso Tungsten Little Spotty jig with a Zoom twin-tailed trailer tied on for targeting shallow cover. There have been quite a few largemouth being caught, too. For the deeper, offshore bite, the Megabass Vision 110 jerkbait in white and the Duo Realis Spinbait spybait have been the ticket. You will catch an occasional hybrid or striper with these techniques. I am going ultra finesse with my line choice. I’m using 5- to 7-lb. Sunline Sniper Fluorocarbon. Make sure your drag is set and you won’t have any problems. You get better castability and lure movement with the lighter line. I personally believe we will have colder weather later this month, and we will see a change in activity during that period. The most productive areas currently are between Galts Ferry up to the Delta.”

Linesides: Guide Robert Eidson reports, “With all the rain and rolling mud and the drastic drop in temperatures, you would think the bite would be nonexistent, but that’s not the case. The sudden drop in temperatures has these fish feeding on small baits. It happens every year at this time. Our better bite is coming on medium-sized shiners. The fish are out over the channel. Find the cleanest water you can and start fishing. Our live-bait bite has been strong on downlines fished 18 to 35 deep in any area that is holding bait. Our trolling bite is still strong. It’s hard to beat a Mini Mack right now. Just troll the edge of the river channel until you see fish, and drop your rigs. We look for this pattern to stay stable for the next two months.”

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