Lake Allatoona Fishing Report – November 2019
Allatoona: Level: 9 feet low. Temp: 70 degrees around the dam and 62 degrees up the rivers. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Good. Guide Bill Payne reports, “At present, the schooling has pretty much ended as the water has cooled, and even though you can still get an early morning bite on top, it is fading fast. In the past two weeks, the jigging spoon bite has finally started and promises to get better into December. We’ve already had some 40-fish days on the spoon. As is predictable, most of the bigger fish are 10 feet or less, but I’m not catching them very often. When we get more rain and the lake stains up, Bandit 200s and Spro’s Rock Crawler up shallow around rocks, stumps or brush will put fish in the boat. Allatoona is a great fall and winter lake, and when it gets stained, the tournament weights always seem to get bigger. Spinnerbaits and bladed jigs should work very well this month under the right conditions—stained water, cloudy or windy days.” Tournament angler Matt Driver reports, “Fish are busting on the surface and can be caught on topwater all day, but it is most productive until around 10 a.m. Baits like the Whopper Plopper and buzzbait around cover upriver produce some better quality fish. November is a good month to catch a few largemouth. I mix up the baits between topwater and jerkbaits. The KVD 200 and the Jackall Squirrel work great. If that isn’t working, I move the a Picasso jig or a Picasso Ned rig and a Roboworm Ned worm in Aaron’s magic. Areas around Little River, The Delta and up the river are prime this month. Be careful running the lake because of low water levels.”
Linesides: Good. Guide Robert Eidson reports, “The turnover is almost done, and the bite is starting to get good. Live bait, spoons, umbrella rigs and A-rigs are all working right now. The north end of the lake is our better bite. Concentrate from the mouth of Kellogg Creek to as far north as Fields Landing. Most of the fish we have been catching have been in water less then 20 feet deep. Bait in the area is key. The birds are starting to show up. This will make locating the fish a little easier.”
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