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GEORGIA: Allatoona – Best Bite has Been on Jigging Spoons

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Great.

The bite this week is the same as last week’s but seems to be better for size and numbers.

The lake is in the process of turning over and all the action is on the north end of the lake right now.

We have been catching most of our fish on the bottom ” 8- to 20 “-feet deep on the flats from Little River to Fields Landing, the fish will gradually start moving back downlake. The fish are relating to the bottom.

The best bite has been on jigging spoons dropped to the bottom and then twitched up about 6 inches.

The bite will come as the spoon falls. I like a 3/4- or 1-oz. Flex-It in chrome with either white or chartreuse. Spoons are catching a mixed bag of hybrids, stripers and white bass, and we are even catching a few big catfish in the same area. It’s not uncommon to boat 30 or 40 fish. The fish will also hit live bait, and the gizzards and threadfins are easy to catch in Little River.

You just have to get there before sun-up. Linesides are hitting shad both on downlined and freelines. With the down rods being the better bite….

Capt. Robert Eidson
First Bite Guide Service
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GEORGIA: Allatoona – Use Rooster Tails, a Fluke Jr. or a Zara Puppy to Catch Fish

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Line side fishing is Better and getting better as the water temp drops…..

Plan your trip around either sun up or sun down. If you’re planning on a four or five hour trip you are going to spend a lot of time just watching your fish finder. There is a decent top water bite lasting about 30 minutes at sun up and then again at sun down.

Find the fish schooling on top from Kellogg’s Creek up to Bethany Bridge and use something small to catch them like the Rooster Tail, a Fluke Jr. or a Zara Puppy. After the top water bite shuts down you may be able to catch a few down lining to 24 feet over fish you see on your graph but the fish are very finicky. These fish are nibbling the baits but very few will actually take it.

Dissolved oxygen levels are very low in the lake right now. They are not pulling much water through the dam because the lake is already low. Something needs to change before the fish will start biting again like some kind of a cold front or a tropical storm to get the water moving. On into September we can expect the fishing to improve dramatically. Soon the top water bite will keep getting better.

September is always a good month for top water fish on Allatoona.

The other good bite that should turn on this month is trolling umbrella rigs.

Capt. Robert Eidson
First Bite Guide Service
P: 770 827-6282


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GEORGIA: Allatoona: June may be hot, but the fish still have to eat

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Allatoona: Level: 0.8 feet above full pool. Temp: 79-83 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Good. “June may be hot, but the fish still have to eat,” said Matt Driver. “Topwater is still good first thing in morning up until around 8 or 9 on poppers. Try the Spro Dawg 100 and the Zara Spook Jr. fished fast in a walk-the-dog motion.” Matt said the best bite has been in the evenings and at night. “We’ve been catching good numbers of spotted bass off bluff walls flipping a Vegas-flash colored Big Bite Bait’s Rojas Fighting Frog with an 1/8-oz. bullet weight and a 3/0 Gamakatsu worm hook. Or go with the ol standby, a finesse worm like the Big Bite Bait’s Squirrel Tail fished on a jig head. Get the boat close, and work the bait slowly. Where the rocks form points along the bluff wall seem to be the key areas. Work the bait at different depths to find where the fish are. The best thing going for bigger fish is a Spro Little John DD crankbait fished on points up the lake. Make long casts, and just slowly crank it back. You should feel the bait banging off the rocks. Keep in mind that it gets tough in the summer for bigger fish and usually only takes 10 to 12 pounds to be at the top of the leaderboard at most night tournaments.” Craig Miller at the Dugout reports, “Night fishing seems to be where it is at for green fish. Fish steep rock banks and points with single Colorado blade nighttime spinnerbaits. A Punisher short arm in black or black and red or a Hornet Night Bait are both working well. You can also cast medium-running crankbaits, such as a Norman DLN in raspberry or midnight-blue colors. As the water warms this month, start fishing brush or any wood cover with Texas-rigged worms and small jigs.”

Linesides:
Excellent. Guide Robert Eidson said the river run is over, and the fish are back in the main lake and biting like crazy. “I can catch more fish than I can catch bait right now,” Robert said. “We had a big shad kill this winter, so there’s not a lot of bait in the lake, which means these fish will eat anything right now. On the south end, there are a lot of fish in the mouths of Tanyard and Clark creeks, and they’re at Iron Hill, too. In the mid-lake, Marker 3E in Stamp Creek is holding a lot of fish, and Bartow-Carver and Illinios Creek are also good. The best bite is from the mouth of Kellogg Creek to the S turns. The schools will black my fishfinder out. I think every fish must have survived from the striper stocking three years ago. We’re catching a ton of 8- and 9-lb. stripers right now, and we’re catching a 50-50 mix of stripers and hybrids, which is unusual. The fish are holding right on the humps. If there’s a reef marker nearby, you’ll find fish. Downline live bait 30 feet down on a 35 foot bottom at edges of points and on humps.”

Crappie: Fair, and it’s best at night. “Concentrate your efforts around bridges and boat docks,” Craig said. “You may want to put floating lights out to draw in the bait. Use small- to medium-sized shiners on deep floats or freelines.”

Bream:
Good. “Fish the backs of the creeks around any cover,” Craig said. “Use a 2- to 3-foot length bobber rig. Pink worms and crickets seem to be the bait of choice.”


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