Lake Allatoona Fishing Report – June 2019

GON Staff | May 28, 2019

Allatoona: Level: Full pool. Temp: 80 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Tournament angler Matt Driver reports, “Fishing on Lake Allatoona in the month of June changes drastically. You begin to see postspawn bass migrating to deeper water. Most schools of bass can be found on main-lake deeper points. In June, target 12 to 20 feet of water. Bait selection for the month of June ranges from topwater to deep crankbaits. The fish are still chasing shad. I’m starting off the mornings with a walking-style topwater bait. Run and gun main-lake points until the sun gets up. After the sun gets up, target shady areas with a Pop-R style bait or a buzzbait. After the topwater bite dies down, I go to a drop shot over brush. Sometimes fish will be more deeply bedded in the brush, and a 1/8- or 3/16-oz. Texas-rig worm works best. For the evening bite, I go to a soft plastic swimbait and a crankbait. I still target the same areas, but I use moving baits because the bass roam a lot more in the evening and at night. Be safe. There is a lot more boat traffic this time of year.”

Linesides: Guide Robert Eidson reports, “Lineside fishing is insane! Summer is here, and so is the bite. The numbers are off the charts right now. Our boats are averaging 25 to 60 fish on half-day trips. The spawn run is over, and the fish are back on the main lake and transitioning into their summer pattern. Downlining threadfins on main-lake points is working best right now. Both mid lake and the south end are loaded with big schools of fish right now. Fishing just doesn’t get any easier than it is right now. If you’re planning a trip with the kids, the time is now. I can stress enough that the bite is great.”

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