December 7, 2013
LAKE ALLATOONA IS DOWN 16.2 FEET, CLEAR & 57 DEGREES
This Lake Allatoona Fishing s Report is from Matt Driver, www.proanglerradio.com
Bass fishing is good. December is a good stable month for Allatoona. Winter pool and water temps that are stable mean bass are a little easier to find than in November. The jerk bait bite is getting good with water temperatures in the 50’s and dropping throughout the month. The Spro McStick and McStick 95 in natural shad patterns fished around bluff walls and points at the mouths of creeks is a real productive deal. Use a 6’ 6’ medium rod and 10 lb. Sunline fluorocarbon line, and mix the retrieve up. If the water is stained, the jerk bait bite goes away, and I’ll go more to a slow rolled spinnerbait or the Scrounger. Don’t let cold weather and fronts keep you from fishing. Between now and April are when most of the bigger spots are caught. The Float n Fly bite is real good. Leader lengths between 9 and 11 feet are the way to go. Use sonar to locate balls of bait, and try to put your fly at or just about the depth of the school. The Red Rooster Custom Baits in Carter’s special, blue dun and perch are good choices. Remember to not over work the fly. Less is more. Also, an 8 to 10 foot Float n Fly rod with 10 pound test Sunline fx2 braid will help with casting the long leader. Bluff wall and mouths of creeks are the best areas to target. The technique will be a great through March.
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