Lake Allatoona Fishing Report November 2015

GON Staff | October 29, 2015

Allatoona: Level: 4.3 feet below full pool. Temp: 70 degrees. Clarity: 6 feet.

Bass: Tournament angler Matt Driver reports, “The crankbait bite is starting to get better. The Spro Little John, and Bandit 200 series in the copper crawfish color are picking up quite a few fish. Pick up a baitcaster, and look for banks in the 3- to 5-foot range on the main lake and secondary areas. I’m fishing my crankbaits on a 6 1/2-foot medium Cashion crankbait rod and Sunline 10-lb. fluorocarbon. There is also a decent jig bite. Fish smaller 3/8-oz. jigs like the Kacy’s Kustom and a football head jig on the main-lake areas near blowdowns and red clay banks. By the end of the month, we will see the A-rig bite turn on, as well as a good jerkbait bite. The Spro 110 McStick in natural pattern will be best. We will see a few days of tough fishing as we will see signs of turnover the first part of the month as the water temperature gets into the low 60s. Areas from Galts north to Little River are producing the best. The best part about fishing right now is that you can just drop the trolling motor and catch fish.”

Linesides: Fair. Guide Robert Eidson reports, “With the lake in full turnover, the overall bite is challenging but can be productive if you’re in the right place at the right time. The hybrid bite is decent one day and then tough the next day. The striper bite remains decent. These fish are coming back down out of the river and will take a big gizzard shad on a planer board and/or a freeline early in the morning and then again late in the afternoon. The north end of the lake has been fishing best for stripers, but there have also been a few good ones caught mid-lake this week. The hybrids are schooling up and are easy to find, but getting them to eat is a different story. These fish are feeding on very small baits. These schools are on the move. One day we will catch them in the S-turns, and the next day we may find them in the channel out in front of Clear Creek. Mid-lake seems to be the overall better bite. I really expect fishing to break wide open in the next couple of weeks.”

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