Lake Allatoona Fishing Report – February 2023
GON Staff | January 26, 2023
Allatoona: Level: 9.3 feet below 840. Temp: The temperature ranges from 44 degrees up north to 52 degrees down south. Clarity: Dirty.
Bass: Tournament angler Matt Driver reports, “February fishing on Allatoona should be great this year. We’ve been catching great numbers of fish, 25 to 40 per day. There are several good ways to catch them right now. Bass are both shallow and deep. For the shallow bite, a Shad Rap, squarebill crankbait and the ChatterBait are the ticket. Flat banks near blowdowns and stumps seem to be most productive. White and orange colors have worked best for me. For the mid-depth and deep fish, a paddle-tailed swimbait, jerkbait and drop shot have been productive. Locating bait is the key to success. Most fish are found just below the bait balls. Fish are pretty aggressive. Have fun!”
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Linesides: Guide Robert Eidson, of First Bite Guide Service, reports, “Despite the dirty water, the bite is good from the north to the south end of the lake. The water temp doesn’t seem to be affecting the bite up north yet. But as we enter in to February, look for the bait to move south, and we all know the fish will be close behind. Early morning the better bite has been on planer boards and freelines. They seem to be keying in on smaller baits right now. This tells me we are getting close to a shad kill. When this starts, it is hard to beat medium shiners fished on downlines and weighted freelines. The spoon bite really heats up during the kill, as well as the Captain Mack’s Mini Macks.”
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