Lake Allatoona Fishing Report June 2016

Allatoona: Level: Full pool. Temp: 72 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Good. Tournament angler Matt Driver reports, “During the month of June, most fish are in mid-depth ranges of 9 to 21 feet deep, even though there are some fish shallow right now. First thing in the morning, there are still some shad spawning, and the topwater bite is good. I prefer baits like a Spro Dawg and a Zara Spook. Look for fish activity and schooling around rock and hard bank. Some shad will even spawn on floating docks. Once the sun gets up, look for brush or blowdowns. A good SI fish finder with GPS is key this time of year. The night bite is good and getting better as the month goes on. Lighted docks and shallow points are producing the best. Jigs like the Kacy’s Kustom in bluegill fire or brown and a Spro Little John are hard to beat. Remember to have proper lighting on your boat if fishing at night.”

Linesides: Good. Guide Robert Eidson reports, “The spawn run is over. Most of the fish are back on the main lake and are starting to set up on a summer pattern. Big schools of hybrids can be found anywhere from the S-turns to as far south as Tanyard Creek. The downrod bite is the most productive bite going on the lake right now. Fishing live shad at depths from 20 to 30 feet is producing from one end of the lake to the other. Our bait of choice has been big threadfins with small gizzards running a close second. These fish can be found on your Lowrance on or around most points, humps and flats. Good electronics can be a big help during the summer months. Summer time is awesome for numbers on Lake Allatoona.”

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