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

52-Pounder Sets Another New Lake Allatoona Catfish Record

October was the month of giant blue catfish in Georgia! There was the new state record 111-pound beast from the upper end of Lake Eufaula that’s created a buzz all over the country, and now for the second time in less than three weeks, Allatoona has produced another lake record blue catfish. The bar has…

44-lb. Blue Catfish Sets Allatoona Record

A fishing trip on Lake Allatoona for striped bass and hybrids yielded a big-fish surprise—and a spot in the records for angler Arturo Medina. Arturo, who lives in Acworth, was fishing with guide Steve Mark of First Bite Guide Service on Sunday morning when their first bite was from a fish hit that caused mayhem…

Allatoona Summer Spotted Bass, Mapped For Day And Night Bite

If you go to Allatoona and fish topwater early and then probe brush later in the day or at night, you will find out why it lost its name “The Dead Sea.” You can catch a lot of spots with some good fish, especially on weekdays and nights when boat traffic is light. Allatoona is…

Allatoona Giant Blue Catfish Caught Near Sweetwater Campground

A giant blue catfish was caught with a rod and reel on Tuesday, April 28 by Seth Shoults, of Cartersville. It was released alive without an official weight on certified scales. “My hand-held scales max out at 60 pounds, and it bottomed it out,” said Seth. “I am guessing it was 63 to 65 pounds.…

2019 Kayak State Championship Preview

With the Georgia State Kayak Bass Championship coming up in less than a week, you can bet competitors are firmly focused on their planning—from pre-fishing to studying lake maps to reading old GON lake reports. This post is your one-stop for all the information on this year’s event. Before we get into all the good…

Allatoona Lake Records

Etowah River Records