Lake Allatoona

Lake Allatoona is a 12,010-acre reservoir in the north Atlanta suburbs located primarily in Bartow and Cherokee counties. The major tributaries are the Etowah and Little rivers and Allatoona and Stamp creeks, although numerous other creeks flow into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers impoundment. Allatoona is known as a good lake for catching numbers of spotted bass, and it's also known for good striped bass and hybrid bass. Allatoona is a very busy lake for recreational boaters during the summer, when many bass anglers opt to fish at night.

Lake Allatoona Fishing Report – October 2022

By GON Staff | September 29, 2022

Allatoona: Level: 4.3 feet below 840. Temp: 82 degrees. Clarity: 6 to 7 feet. Bass: Tournament angler Matt Driver reports, “October is the month when the temps start to cool and the fish are on the move feeding up. With football and hunting season in full swing, I’ve noticed the weekends are a lot calmer and the lake is more enjoyable! Historically, we notice an increase in fish activity in October, but this year has been action packed for months, so we will see if the bite can get better. Fishing this month is great! No matter if you’d like…

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Lake Allatoona Fishing Articles

Another Lake Allatoona Crappie Record Broken

When it comes to crappie, lakes have up cycles and down cycles. Lake Allatoona, the 12,000-acre U.S. Corps of Engineers reservoir located just 30 miles north of Atlanta, is definitely on an up cycle. For the second time in less than a month, an angler has broken an Allatoona lake record for crappie. On Feb.…

New Fish Homes Deployed On Lake Allatoona

Seven members of the E3 Bassmasters bass club, along with Jackson Sibley and Collin George of WRD Fisheries, spent Saturday, Feb. 5 making and deploying fish habitat on north Georgia’s Lake Allatoona. The project was supported by the Lake Allatoona US Army Corps of Engineers. “The purpose of the project was to assemble and deploy…

Allatoona White Crappie Record Broken After 42 Years

After a 42-year run, the Lake Allatoona white crappie record has been broken. Cody Hopkins, of Canton, is the new record holder after catching a 3-lb., 4.24-oz. slab on Feb. 10. “It was only the third fish I’ve caught since moving here on Dec. 4,” said Cody. Cody is the new caretaker at Cushing Memorial Park…

Lake Allatoona Winter Spotted Bass

January’s cold temperatures reduce boat traffic, but that cold only increases spotted bass activity on Lake Allatoona. Fish rocks and brush in ditches and channel edges 25 to 30 feet deep for numbers of fish, or go deeper for bigger fish. Either way, it is a good time to be on Allatoona.  With 12,000 acres…

Christmas Tree Drop-Off Stations On West Point, Allatoona

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a pair of news releases yesterday with information for those interested in turning their live Christmas trees into fish habitat. The drop-off locations are in various locations around West Point and Allatoona. Lake-specific information is below. West Point Christmas Trees The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at West…

Allatoona Lake Records

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