Lake Allatoona Fishing Report June 2011

GON Staff | May 26, 2011

Allatoona: Level: 0.1 feet above full pool. Temp: Mid 70s. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Matt Driver reports, “Fishing is good this month, but it will slow toward the end of month. Fish are on or nearing their summer haunts. Brush and rockpiles offshore are getting better but are at their peaks at night. Deep cranking with a Spro Little John DD in nasty shad is a killer for big spots and largemouths. Also, try black-and-blue, 1/2- or 3/4-oz. spinnerbaits with a Colorado blade reeled slow to get a night bite. As far as the daytime bite, a shaky-head Squirrel Tail worm is easy money, or a drop shot with a wacky-rigged 4-inch Big Bite Cane Stick fished on bluff walls in the mid-lake area is producing good numbers.”

Very good. Robert Eidson said he’s having 20- to 50-fish days catching hybrids from 2 1/2 to 6 pounds and the occasional striper up to 14 pounds. The river run was petering out in late May, and this month most of the fish will be on the main lake. Other than a schooling bite that happens two out of every three days, it’s all downlines and umbrella rigs. Look for schooling fish right before sunset mid lake, specifically around the island behind Harbortown. A popping-cork rig, Jr. Spook or white Rooster Tail will catch them. The rest of the day, pull U-rigs 100 feet back at 2.8 or 2.9 mph and cover a lot of water. When you hit on a big school, go back and drop downlines to them at 24 to 30 feet. The best downline baits have been threadfins or shiners, and Robert has been pulling white bucktails with chartreuse trailers on his U-rigs. Robert said the north end can be hit or miss, but when it’s on it can be great. He said to look for fish at the Delta, in the mouths of Sweetwater Creek and Little River, at the “S” turns and at Gar Bay. At the south end of the lake, Robert has been spending all of his time from the dam back to the spillway, and he’s catching a lot of fish there. As a little bonus, Robert said there is plenty of bait to be had from the Little River Bridge to Blanket Creek, but you have to get there early.

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