Lake Allatoona Fishing Report – November 2006

GON Staff | October 24, 2006

Allatoona: Level: Down 10.9 feet below full pool. Temp: 69 degrees. Clarity: Mostly clear.

Bass: Guide and tournament pro Mike Bucca said the fishing can be pretty good if you can get out on a nice day. There are lots of fish at the mouths of the creeks and mouths of the pockets, and Mike says they’re hitting four-inch Gary Yamamoto Senkos in blue-pearl color rigged weightless on a 4/0 Gamakatsu EWG hook and with 12-lb. Triple Fish Fluorocarbon line. “Work the Senko just out of sight around the main-lake pockets and creek mouths. I’m also doing decent on a Lucky Craft Bevy Shad 75 and Pointer 78 in chartreuse shad. These size baits almost perfectly match the hatch of the threadfin we are seeing right now. Also, on cloudy days don’t be afraid to throw a white buzzbait in the same areas for the bigger fish.” This month the shad will move into the creeks and the bass will follow them, creating a little bit of schooling action if the weather doesn’t get too cold. “If the weather gets harsh, the drop-shot bite and spoon bite will start to turn on and get stronger, as will the jerkbait bite.”

Linesides: November is a great month for hybrids on Allatoona. Look for a topwater bite to take off very soon, and guide Robert Eidson recommends throwing a Chug Bug, Super Fluke or a smaller fluke. “This time of year we’ll throw a Sassy Shad at them, too, and catch plenty of fish,” Robert said. “It kind of matches what they’re eating, and it works as good as those high-priced lures that get all the attention these days.” Robert said when fish are busting on top, a mix of live bait pulled on planer boards and flatlines will produce. “Shiners work fine this time of year, almost as good as threadfin and gizzard shad. This time of year, ride the lake and watch the pockets of shad, and you can determine where the fish are because they’ll be busting the shad.” Robert recommends the middle part of the lake from Stamp Creek down to Kellogg. “All the flats at Gaults, and the flats at Kellogg, are really good this time of year. Trolling should pick up with U-rigs and Storm Thundersticks, too.” Robert said to use 10-lb. test line on Allatoona this month.

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