Lake Allatoona Fishing Report July 2015
Allatoona: Level: 0.5 feet below full pool. Temp: 84-87 degrees. Clarity: Mostly clear.
Bass: Tournament pro and radio host Matt Driver reports, “The month of July is tough during the daylight hours. The bass have made a full transition and will continue the summer pattern through September. Most fish have moved to deep and mid-depth brush. We are seeing some smaller bass schooling in the mornings and evenings on main-lake points. Deep crankbaits like the Spro Little John DD and Little John Tiny DD in nasty shad work in and around brush. I am using 10-lb. Sunline Sniper and a Cashion 7-foot, 11-inch cranking rod. The Kustom Kicker Dock Monkey jig in all brown is bringing in good weights, as well. The best line for the jig is 16-lb. Sunline fluorocarbon. Fish the jig slow, and make sure you feel every limb. Sometimes the bite just feels heavy and the line begins to swim off—make sure you set the hook hard! Main-lake areas are the best choice right now in depths of 12 to 21 feet. Night fishing is your best bet, as the bass will move shallower to feed after dark. The bite is best right at dark and then again just after midnight. The same baits that are working during the day continue to be productive after dark. Remember to take care of your fish during the heat—they will die quickly in the livewell if not cared for.”
Linesides: Robert Eidson, of First Bite Guide Service, reports, “Lineside fishing is great! The summer bite is in full swing. All the major creeks are producing good numbers of fish right now, and the downline bite is nothing short of incredible. These fish are scattered in the water column anywhere from 13 feet to 40 feet deep. So for right now, forget about that 18-foot factor I talk about all the time. Trust your Lowrance, and if you are marking fish at 50 feet, go get them. Our best bite right now has been mid-lake from Kellogg to Clear Creek. There has also been a very good bite in sight of the Little River bridge on the north end. Plus, Clark and Tanyard creeks are producing some nice fish right now on the south end of the lake. This is the best time of the year to introduce the kids to fishing.”
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