August 25, 2016


Bass fishing is fair. Look for these fish on main lake points and humps. Early the spots are chasing a fast bait early like the Mini Me all white spinnerbait in white with double willow leaf blades reeled very fast. Mid to late morning change up to any top water and change back to the light Spot Stick and fish man made structure on the main lake humps and flat sandy and rocky areas. Small to medium chrome and blue top water lures can draw the spots but the key is to move around and make only a few casts to each location. If the fish don’t cooperate keep moving. Night fishing has been fair until midnight. Spinner baits in all black, June Bug Bill Norman Middle N’s and Zoom June Bug u tails on a Texas rig are the three best night baits. Do not spend more than 15 minutes in a spot.

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Line side fishing is good. The hybrid bite has slowed down some in the last couple of weeks. But the striper bite is still pretty good. Matter a fact it is the best last August bite I have seen in years. We’re not catching big numbers but 10 to 15 fish on half day trips seems to be our normal. Down lining shad, shiners and bream early morning and again right before sun set will catch you fish. All of our fish the past two weeks have come with in one mile of the dam. Our better bite has been on the umbrella rig. We are starting to see multiple hook to ups on our trips. We are fishing these rigs 90 to 120 feet behind the boat at speeds of 2.4 to 3.3 miles per hour. Use the Lowrance Structure Scan and Down Scan technology to find the fish.

Use the Lowrance DEPTH RANGE in AUTO. After dark, the bigger spots seem to feed very late past midnight. Big June bug Bill Norman crank baits and the larger Strike King night bite spinner baits are the best lures. The 4 inch Senko in bright colors on a Texas rig or with no weight is catching some very large spots mid lake around docks. Pick the docks half way in the backs of major creek, skips the baits under the dock and be sure to have fresh line.

The line side report is bought to you by Robert Eidson of First Bite Guide Service 770 827 6282

Line side fishing is very good. The stripers, hybrids, and white bass are chasing shad over the entire lake. The fish are holding in 14 to 18 feet of water and down lining gizzard shad will catch these fish early. Use the Lowrance DEPTH RANGE in AUTO. Afternoon storms are still a big concern so be weather aware. Download a weather application just in case. Change up to trolling the umbrella rig during the mid day to late evening. Live bait fishing is good from 3:45 am to 10:30 then change up to trolling. The live bait will kick back in from 6:00 pm to 10:00pm. The lower lake is producing a lot of fish and most of the stripers are in the 10 to 18 pound range and the hybrids are in the 6 to 8 pound range and that is very good for Lake Allatoona. 

Try looking for the fish with the Lowrance Structure Scan and Down Scan machines this time of year.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016 2pm at Bass Pro Shops in Lawrenceville, learn SONAR! LOWRANCE PRO STAFF, KEN STURDIVANT

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Robert Edison our Lake Allatoona Line Side reporter and guide.
Robert Edison our Lake Alatoona Line Side reporter and guide

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