September 19, 2014
LAKE ALLATOONA IS FULL, STAINED & LOW 80’S
This Lake Allatoona bass fishing report is from Mat Driver, www.proanglerradio.com 404 456 6094
Bass fishing is fair. The main lake is both crystal clear near the dam but has a stain as you get up towards Gaults Ferry. The swim bait bite is hit or miss. The Senko bite is fair and use the blue pearl colored Senko in 4 inch length fished weightless. The key is to use 10 pound Stren clear line to help avoid detection from the fish while the Senko is falling. It also helps the Senko fall faster due to fluorocarbon being a sinking line. Use this bait wherever there a lot of fry as usually the spots are nearby. Small Shad Raps imitate the smaller bait fish in the lake and use light 8 pound test line on a spinning reel to get the moat action and depth from the bait.
Lines side fishing is good. The super moon we had last week really slowed the fishing down, but it is finally starting to rebound. We have caught fish on all methods this week from down lines, to free lines, to top water and even trolling. Top water has been the over all best producer, with trolling umbrella rigs and down lining live bait running a close second. Mid lake south has been producing best for the bigger hybrids, but if you are after numbers, the white bass bite is hard to beat on the north end of the lake. This is the time of year that you need to be universal and not one dimensional on techniques. Any of these methods from live bait to down lines to fee lines, to top water and trolling will all catch you fish on any given day. We really look for the bite to pick up in the next two weeks with these cooler temperatures.