January 30, 2015
LAKE ALLATOONA IS DOWN 13.3 FEET, CLEAR & LOW 50’S DEGREES
This Lake Allatoona bass fishing guides report is from Matt Driver, www.proanglerradio.com
Bass fishing is great. Expect things to slow a little toward the end of the month as temps begin to get into the lower 40’s. This time of year is when we see a shad kill, if it does occur. As of right now, fishing is great with the Float n Fly bite in full swing. Fish the Red Rooster Carters Special on 9 to 12 feet of 6 pound test Sunline Sniper leader on wind blown bluff walls in the mid lake areas. The Alabama rig bite is good. The Yumbrella with blades and the Dayton Boat Dock rig are really good ways to find good schools of big spots. The key to the Alabama rig is slow rolling it. Tip this rig with 1/8 ounce round ball jig heads and Big Bite Baits 3.5 inch white Cane Thumpers. The drop shot and jigging spoon bites are great, if you can keep the white bass and hybrids off the line. While in search for productive water with the Lowrance and as long as clarity stays good, you can pick a few fish up on the Spro McStick and McRip. This bite is fair. Don’t fish alone this time of year. Hypothermia is a killer.
Line side fishing is good. The lake is still muddy on the north end and stain on the south end. The key to catching fish right now is finding clear water. Clear to slightly stain water is the key right now, a good starting point is the dam. Small Trout and Gizzard shad fished on free lines and planer boards early is working. The better bite is after the sun comes up. Down lining small trout and gizzard shad 40 to 60 near or in clear water will catch you fish. We are also catching some nice fish on umbrella rigs right now. Again clear to slightly stain water is the key. Thirty fish days just isn't going to happen right now. But it is possible to catch double digits of stripers and hybrids right now on any given day.