Lake Allatoona Fishing Report November 2014
Allatoona: Level: 5.1 feet below full pool. Temp: 70 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Tournament angler Matt Driver reports, “November on Allatoona is great. Most are in the woods chasing deer. The cranking bite is fired up. A wide variety of baits and depth are needed to catch bass this month. At the end of October, the fish were still really shallow and will continue that way until the water drops out of the 60s. Square bill and other shallow cranks are key to start the month. Baits like the Spro Little John, Spro Fat John and later in the month the Little John DD come into play. Colors are not that important unless we get a lot of rain and the water stains up. Your oranges and reds tend to be better in the muddy water. We are still in swimbait season. I’m using a variety of hard baits. The 22nd Century Triple Trout Stubby, the RK 6-inch Gliding Gizzard and the Spro 6-inch BBZ 1 using a 6-5 Cashion medium-heavy rod and 20-lb. Sunline supernatural line. Just simply cover water. Stay on the trolling motor. All year you can count on the shaky head to catch a few. The fishing is great right now, so get out on the lake.”
Linesides: Decent but improving. Guide Robert Eidson reports, “The bite is starting to pick up and should only get better as we head into the month of November. The fish are really starting to move up on the flats and points from Clear Creek north to Little River. Our best bite has been fishing big threadfins just off the bottom on the flats on most main-lake points early and then again right before the sun goes down. As we move into the month, the bigger stripers and hybrids will start to show up on the main lake. The flatline and planer-board bites will start to take off. Middle to large gizzard shad will be your best bet for big fish. If you’re after numbers, large threadfins will work best. November is one of the best months of the year for spooning. I normally have my best luck on a 1/2-oz. white Flex-it spoon fished right off the bottom. November is one of my favorite months to fish Lake Allatoona. The summer boat traffic is over, and with deer season being in full swing, not too many people are on the lakes. It’s just a peaceful time of the year to wet a line.”
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