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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 – December 2022

By GON Staff | November 28, 2022

Allatoona: Level: 9.6 feet below 840. Temp: 59-63 degrees. Clarity: Slightly stained. Bass: Tournament angler Matt Driver reports, “December fishing on Allatoona is great, and the winter bite has started. Bait can be found grouped up in the creek cuts and near points that drop to deeper water. Fish are active, and good numbers are being caught. There are two great ways to approach these fish. First is to fish for suspended bass that stage just below the bait cluster. Small Keitech swimbaits and jerkbaits are the tickets. Baits need to reach a depth of 10 feet deep for the…

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Lake Allatoona Fishing Articles

Allatoona’s Overlooked Stripers

Have you seen The Perfect Storm? I did. Not the movie, the real thing. It hit the Allatoona Creek arm of Lake Allatoona on April 14. The irony of the weather that day was almost as surprising as the sustained winds and how low the temperatures got. It was about as bad a January day…

7th Annual Lake Allatoona Moby In The Morning Bass Tournament

With seven years of the annual Moby-In-The-Morning Bass Tournament in the books, there are several things you can count on for this Lake Allatoona event: a huge field of anglers including the top locals, a weigh-in before the biggest crowd of spectators you’ll see at a tournament, and hefty sacks of bass for the top…

Lake Allatoona Alligator Found Dead

Scott Webb and Cliff Scott, of Woodstock, were putting in near the mouth of the Etowah River at Lake Allatoona on July 9, 1990 when they saw what appeared to be a large fish floating on the surface about 100 yards away. “We got about halfway to it when Cliff stammered, ‘That ain’t no fish……

Lake Record Allatoona Hybrid

Last Wednesday I was sitting at my desk going over a project GON has been working on for the past few weeks. We’re trying to compile a list of lake-record fish in Georgia for an upcoming issue. Then the phone rang and an excited fishing guide Mike Mobley said one of his clients, Danny Alsobrook, had…

Allatoona Alligator

The crisis is over; the kids are safe; the Allatoona alligator has been captured The story started in mid-June with the first reports called into the Northwest Region Game and Fish Division office of an alligator sighting at Lake Allatoona. The menacing gator was reportedly lurking near Little River Landing—specifically in the first cove on…

Allatoona Lake Records

Etowah River Records