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

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…

The 2021 Ag-Pro Outdoor Blast Is Aug. 20-22

The Blast is back! The Ag-Pro GON Outdoor Blast, presented by Georgia Drives Chevy, is a sure sign of a return to normal from a crazy year. And yes, we are still giving away a gun every hour of the show, no raffle ticket to buy. The big news for the 2021 outdoor show is…

Allatoona Black Crappie Record Broken After 54 Years

After 54 years, the black crappie record has been broken on Lake Allatoona. The angler was Ralph Evans, of Marietta, who caught the 3-lb., 2-oz. fish on April 6. Below he shares the story of the catch as he pays tribute to a close fishing partner who passed away recently from COVID. By Ralph Evans…

Lake Allatoona Gets Largemouth Habitat

A combined effort by anglers and agencies is seeking to add shallow-water habitat at lake Allatoona for largemouth bass. The E3 Bassmasters of the Georgia Bass Nation, Allatoona U.S. Army Corps of Engineers volunteers, and the Georgia DNR conducted the final phase of a habitat enhancement project on Lake Allatoona on Feb 6. The project…

Lake Allatoona Winter Linesides

I loaded into the boat with our crew and departed Galt’s Ferry Landing and into the bends of Lake Allatoona. As the boat skirts across the water on this frigid Tuesday morning, I can feel the chill in the air seeping through my heaviest flannel and long johns, reminding me why we are the sole…

Allatoona Lake Records

Etowah River Records