Lake Allatoona Fishing Report September 2007
Allatoona: Level: Down 8.2 feet below full pool. Temp: 88-90 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Good, according to guide Mike Bucca. He reports lots of schooling at first light. “The spots and hybrids are taking Sammy 100s and Gun Fish 95s. When they go down, a 1-oz. white spoon will do the trick. Keep one eye on your sonar while fishing these surfacing schools. Once you see them on the graph, drop your spoon down and start pumping some action into it. Once the sun comes up, I am almost strictly fishing the spoon,” Mike said. He’s concentrating on structure in 18 to 24 feet deep all over the lake. “Fluorocarbon is mandatory for fishing the spoon. I recommend 15-lb. Triple Fish fluorocarbon to feel those sensitive bites. Almost all of your strikes will occur on the fall, so be sure to follow your spoon down on a semi-tight line to feel those subtle bites,” he said. Later this month, try big swimbaits and Senkos, and concentate on structure near deeper water as the fish start moving shallower to their fall staging areas.
Linesides: Guide Robert Eidson said the hybrid bite has held up pretty well lately, although the stripers aren’t being caught at all right now. Robert said the key right now is the depth. A biologist tested the oxygen levels, and 18 to 22 feet was where the linesides are holding. “The key is 18 feet deep,” Robert said. He said downlines with live shad are best, but keeping shad lively is very difficult, so take some shiners. White bass are hitting spoons on the humps.
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