Lake Allatoona Fishing Report – October 2018
Allatoona: Level: 4.8 feet low. Temp: 82 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Linesides: Guide Robert Eidson reports, “The bite is surprisingly good for this time of year. The fish are starting to move north and can be caught from Clear Creek to the Delta. There are still plenty of fish on the south end, but it’s a very early bite. The mouths of Clark and Tanyard are holding some decent school, but you better be there early. That bite is over by 7:30 a.m. The flats on the north end of the lake seem to be holding more fish than the flats mid-lake. The fish we are catching in the mid section of the lake seem to be bigger. Downlining shad has been working best for us. The numbers are no where near what they were just four weeks ago, but if you’re in the right place at the right time, boating 20-plus fish can be had in a very short time. Trolling is decent. The key to catching these fish is to bottom bump your u-rigs on flats with an 18- to 20-foot bottom. The topwater bite can be great at times. The better bite seems to be at sunup and again at sundown. Some days these schools will stay up and active for an hour. It kind of reminds me of the bite we had in 2008.”
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