Lake Allatoona Fishing Guides Report 2/19/10
Striper and hybrid fishing is poor. With all the rain and snow we have had over the past two weeks the lake got with in 5 feet of summer full pool. The COE is releasing water all day and night now to get the lake level back down to winter pool level. The lake is dropping at a rate of a foot a day. The lake is still muddy and debris is everywhere. The shad kill is still going on but is starting to taper off. I look for the fishing to pick back up as soon as the level stabilizes. The key to catching fish when the bite turns back on is to find clear water. The backs of the creeks will clear first and will be your best bet. Small baits trout, shiners and shad fished on planner boards and free-lines will be your best bet. We did receive a report earlier this week that there are a few schools of Hybrids and Stripers busting top water right before dark at Bartow Carver beach. Hopefully this is a sign of good things to come. Trolling is poor and until the lake clears up trolling isn't worth the time or gas. Until the fishing picks back up on Lake Allatoona, we will be moving all of our trips to Lanier. We have also canceled all trips to Carters Lake due to the shad kill.
About The Author: Captain Robert Eidson
Company: First Bite Guide Service
Area Reporting: North Georgia and Tennessee Lakes
Bio: Robert Eidson operates First Bite Guide Service has been serving customers for 6 years. He is one of only a handful of guides with experience providing services on more than one lake or river. First Bite Guide Service offers clients access to world-class striper waters in North Georgia and Tennessee. These waters have consistently produced large numbers of fish as well as trophy-sized stripers and hybrids. We tailor guided trips to target the specific objectives of our clients, whether young children and families looking for an exciting morning of fishing or a seasoned angler looking for a 30+ pound trophy.