Allatoona: Level: 4 feet low. Temp: 71 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Tournament angler Matt Driver reports, “Fishing Lake Allatoona in the month of November is a pretty awesome experience. Thirty to 40 fish days are not uncommon. This month fish are feeding, and we will see a good bit of schooling activity. As the water temperatures cool into the 60s and possibly toward the 50s by the end of the month, this is a great time to throw the jerkbait. I am using the Spro McStick in both the small and large sizes. It is good to target wind-blown rocky banks in creeks off the main lake. I like to throw this on a medium-action spinning rod with 10-lb. Sunline Sniper Fluorocarbon. Until water temperatures drop into the 40s, use a very erratic retreat. You will catch spotted bass, hybrids and white bass. There is also a good crankbait bite, as well. This time of year, it is also very productive fishing a jig and a Picasso shaky head with a Big Bite green-pumpkin finesse worm. There are still a good many fish on bluff walls. Most of these fish will remain there all year long. So if fishing gets slow, try these areas. Don’t forget that November is also a great month for an early morning buzzbait bite along the same bluff walls.”
Linesides: Guide Robert Eidson reports, “The bite is starting to pick up and should only get better as we head into fall. The fish are really starting to move up on the flats and points from Clear Creek north to Little River. Our best bite has been fishing big threadfins just off the bottom on the flats on most main-lake points early and then again right before the sun goes down. As we move into the month of November, the bigger stripers and hybrids will start to show up on the main lake. The flatline and planer board bites will start to take off. Middle to large gizzard shad will be your best bet for big fish. If you’re after numbers, large threadfins will work best. Fall is one of the best times of the year for spooning. I normally have my best luck on a 1/2-oz. white Flex-It spoon fished right off the bottom. November is one of my favorite months to fish Lake Allatoona.”