United States
34° 7' 59.1672" N, 84° 37' 27.7176" W
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Partly Cloudy Air Temperature: 41-50 F Water Temp: 41-50 F Clarity: Murky
1 fish caught | Lunker: 4lb Largemouth Bass using a Reaction Innovations Creature

We hit the lake a little late on New Year's Eve due to the weather. I have had the whole week off so I was able to fish a few times and I have been getting skunked. Between  the expected weather and the murky water, the bite has been tough. Picked up a 4 pounder near Victoria at one in the afternoon just when I was about to give up. 3 more solid bites the rest of the afternoon. If I was a better fisherman I would have boated all three. Moral of the story..."Don't give up, don't ever give up". Jimmy V.  I was using a sweet beaver, green pumpkin with a chartreuse tail. 

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Largemouth BassCreatureReaction Innovations4
Average: 2 (1 vote)
Weather: Partly Sunny Air Temperature: 21-30 F Water Temp: 51-60 F Clarity: Stained
3 fish caught | Lunker: 2lb Largemouth Bass using a Z-Man Lures Lizard

The bite is still a little tough on the south end but stamp creek inlet is giving up some smallish bass.  Football jigs with beavers and lizards are working for me. I keep hearing about the crank bait bite but not on this end. Sore arm from throwing them but no fish.  8-12 ft off rocky points have been consistent. 





CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Largemouth BassFootball Head JigReaction Innovations114
2Spotted BassCreatureRapala112
3Largemouth BassLizardZ-Man Lures217
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F


Spotted bass fishing is fair. Millions of shad are coming up around the lake in creeks, coves and pockets. Some fish are cruising shallower and relating less to the brush piles. Work on back into those coves and creeks off the main lake. Small to medium depth crank baits like Norman Middle or Baby N in Tropical Shad and Lavender have been producing well. The spinner bait bite normally is in gear but it’s sporadic. Do try the new Mini Me spinner bait. Add Venom rattles to plastics or throw lures with the same. Try big Colorado blades on spinner bait.

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Line side fishing is good. The water temperature has been dropping fast with the recent Arctic blast. This has slowed down some because of it. Once the weather stabilizes so will the fishing. The fish are still stacking up on the flats and points from Bartow Carver north to Little River. Our best bite has been fishing big threadfin, small gizzard shad and small trout just off the bottom on the flats on most main-lake points early and then again right before the sun goes down. The flats at Galts Ferry, Harbor Town and the Delta has been producing best for us. The bigger stripers have moved back into the main lake. And are already starting to move into the mid lake creeks. Flat lines and planner boards fished with large gizzard shad or trout will be your best bet for big fish. If you’re after numbers, large threadfins and small gizzard shad will work best. November is one of the best months of the year for spooning. I normally have my best luck on a ½ ounce white Flex It spoon fished right off the bottom. November is one of my favorite months to fish Lake Allatoona. The summer boat traffic is over and with deer season being in full swing not too many people are on the lakes. It’s just a peaceful time of the year to wet a line. And remember First Guide Service Gift certificates makes a great gift for the outdoor person in your life. 770 827-6282

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