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Latest Allatoona Fishing Report
Allatoona October 2014 Fishing Report
Allatoona: Level: 1.8 feet below full pool. Temp: 81 degrees and dropping. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Tournament fisherman Matt Driver reports, “The first of the month with be much like September but will be getting much better as the month progresses. This month the crankbait and swimbait bites get real good. The bait and bass are on the move getting ready for the winter. Covering water is key with bass being very active. With a Spro Fat John in shad patterns, fish the Etowah...

Latest Bartletts Ferry Fishing Report
Bartletts Ferry October 2014 Fishing Report
Bartletts Ferry: Level: 0.6 feet below full pool. Temp: Falling into the 70s. Clarity: Lightly stained.

Bass: “Bass fishing is terrible,” reports tournament director and angler Dennis Hudson. “We had a tournament won here the other night with two fish weighing 4 pounds. There were only four fish caught in the tournament. They have sprayed the hydrilla here, and I believe that’s a big part of it. Our water temperature here is also still really high. If we...

Latest Blackshear Fishing Report
Blackshear October 2014 Fishing Report
Blackshear: Level: Full pool. Temp: Falling into the 70s. Clarity: Light stained.

Crappie: Rusty Parker reports, “Since the cooler weather is setting in, the crappie have started biting great. I went crappie fishing just a couple of days ago and didn’t think I would do that good but ended up with a limit of decent-sized crappie. All were fileting size but nothing to really brag about. I caught a few tightlining minnows in 16 feet of water out in front of the beach area...

Latest Blue Ridge Fishing Report
Blue Ridge October 2014 Fishing Report
Blue Ridge: Level: 4 feet below full pool. Temp: 77-79 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide Eric Crowley reports, “October on Blue Ridge can be a great time or a great time to do something else. A lot of this is to do with the annual drawdown of water by the TVA and the annual turnover that will halt the bite for sometime, but there are some other factors to watch for that can be positive. As the water levels drops, a lot of hidden clues to where the fish are will be...

Latest Burton Fishing Report
Burton October 2014 Fishing Report
Burton: Level: Full pool. Temp: 73 degrees. Clarity: Slight stain. The lake is turning over.

Bass: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The bass are biting sporadically. The early morning largemouth bite around the shoreline brush and timber is great. We have been catching the bigger fish on plastic swimbaits and hard-jointed swimbaits in the 6-inch range in herring or yellow-perch colors. This bite is usually over around 9 a.m. We have been moving out over main-lake points and humps...

Latest Carters Fishing Report
Carters October 2014 Fishing Report
Carters: Level: 3.8 feet below full pool. Temp: 77-79 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Spotted Bass: Good. Guide Louie Bartenfield reports, “The baitfish are most definitely starting to move a lot more than they were during summer. As typical with fall, look for windy days to really position the fish for you. I’m a big believer in shad patterns/shapes exclusively in October. Topwater, underspins, jerkbaits and spinnerbaits are my go-to lures this month. My choice weapons...

Latest Clarks Hill Fishing Report
Clarks Hill October 2014 Fishing Report
Clarks Hill: Level: 4.1 feet below full pool. Temp: Falling into the 70s. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Good. Look for fish to continue pushing shallow as water temps fall. Look for an early bite on Zoom Trick Worms, buzzbaits and Pop-Rs. Later on, fish the edges of the grass or any brush with a 1/4-oz. shaky head worm.

Linesides: Look for hybrids stacked up on the sides of shoals, humps and underwater islands waiting to feed on herring. Downlining live herring and cut bait...

Latest Eufaula Fishing Report
Eufaula October 2014 Fishing Report
Eufaula: Level: 2.7 feet below 190 full pool. Temp: Falling into the 70s. Clarity: Clear to slightly stained.

Bass: Shad are the key to October bass on Eufaula, according to tournament anglers Wayne and Lisa Cox. The baitfish move into the creeks as the water warms, and bass follow them, feeding on the drops leading into the creeks early in the month and then farther back in them later in the month. Grassbeds near these drops also attract the bass where they feed on shad and...

Latest Hartwell Fishing Report
Hartwell October 2014 Fishing Report
Hartwell: Level: 4 feet below full pool. Temp: 73-77 degrees. Clarity: Clear in most areas and off colored in others.

Bass: Tournament fisherman Kerry Partain reports, “The bass fishing has improved as the cooler weather has the shad moving in the creeks, and the spotted bass are feeding up. The schooling activity has also really improved, and I expect it to continue for several weeks. A lot of the activity I am seeing is from the mouths of the creeks to about half way back,...

Latest Jackson Fishing Report
Jackson October 2014 Fishing Report
Jackson: Level: 0.5 feet above full pool. Temp: 82-83 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Aaron Batson reports, “Big spotted bass are being caught on Sammys, Fish Head Spins and swimbaits. Look for them to be at the mouths of creeks and coves on rocky points. Schools of bait are moving into the places, and they are set up to get an easy meal. Later this month, they will move to seawalls inside the coves and can be caught on Net Boy Baits Flippin’ Jigs or 1/4-oz. Ol’...

Latest Lanier Fishing Report
Lanier October 2014 Fishing Report
Lanier: Level: 2.8 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid 70s. Clarity: The water is lightly stained in the backs of the creeks and clear on the main lake both north and south. There are areas on the lower end that are already turning over.

Spotted Bass: Guide Ryan Coleman reports, “There are still a good many fish that are on man-made brush in 20 to 25 feet of water and are eating like they should. Topwater baits are doing well, along with Fish Head Spins and swimbaits out over...

Latest Oconee Fishing Report
Oconee October 2014 Fishing Report
Oconee: Level: 0.3 feet below full pool. Temp: 76-81 degrees. Clarity: Light stain to clear.

Bass: Good. Tournament fisherman Aaron Batson reports, “Bass fishing has been fair and getting better. Cooler nights have schools of shad on the move to the very backs of the creeks. Bass are following and feeding up before winter. Cover lots of water with 1/4-oz. all-white Ol’ Nelle spinnerbaits and 1/2-oz. Rat-L-Traps. Look for fish to be on the outside edges of the schools...

Latest Russell Fishing Report
Russell October 2014 Fishing Report
Russell: Level: 1 foot below full pool. Temp: Low 70s. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Good. Tournament fisherman Kerry Partain reports, “The bass fishing is really starting to pick up, and I expect it to improve as the water continues to cool. You can catch a lot of spots on the drop shot and shaky head around points and humps in 20 to 25 feet of water. Right now you can catch a few largemouth around brush and timber on the points using a Carolina-rigged Zoom lizard or worm. The bass...

Latest Saltwater Fishing Report
Saltwater October 2014 Fishing Report
Saltwater: Inshore: Capt. David Newlin reports, “Water temps have crashed the last few days. On Sept. 27, water temps were around 75. The drop in temperature should put the fish bite in high gear. The redfish and trout bite has been hot the whole month of September and should get better on into October. The trout have started hitting lures and all the artificial-shrimp imitations. The topwater bite has been real good. Yesterday was cloudy all day, and I had around 50 strikes on a MirrOlure...

Latest Seminole Fishing Report
Seminole October 2014 Fishing Report
Seminole: Level: 1.0 feet below full pool. Temp. 78 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Fair. Guide Matt Baty reports, “The bass fishing is slow for the most part on the lake right now, except for cloudy days or in the evenings. If the skies are mostly cloudy, then the fish will bite fairly good all day. You can fish topwater all day long when the weather permits. Use a Spro Dawg 100 in old glory on 50-lb. Sunline FX2 braid. You can walk this bait next to grasslines on the main...

Latest Sinclair Fishing Report
Sinclair October 2014 Fishing Report
Sinclair: Level: 1.6 feet below full pool. Temp: 80-83 degrees. Clarity: Light stain.

Bass: Tournament fisherman Aaron Batson reports, “Bass are being caught on seawalls and grassbeds in main-lake pockets. Try a Net Boy Baits 1/4-oz. swim jig or Trixster Baits Big Willie Worm in the grass patches. On cloudy days, they will stay on the outside edges, and on very bright sunny days, the bass will be in the center in heavy cover. Look for any shad activity in grass, and you have...

Latest Weiss Fishing Report
Weiss October 2014 Fishing Report
Weiss: Level: 0.9 feet below full pool. Temp: Falling into the 70s. Clarity: Lightly stained.

Bass: Guide Mike Carter reports, “The shallow bite has been extremely slow, but the ledge bite has still been producing very well. This has been the most consistent pattern all summer, but with the fall temps approaching, look for the shallow bite to really turn on. This type of fishing during this time of year can be very exciting with shallow square-bill crankbaits and 1/2-oz....

Latest West Point Fishing Report
West Point October 2014 Fishing Report
West Point: Level: 3.5 feet below full pool. Temp: Falling into the 70s. Clarity: Light stain.

Bass: Good. Guide Keith Hudson reports, “Expect the largemouth bite to improve around any shallow wood or brush cover or around baitfish—especially north of 219 in the Hooch. Try shallow-water baits such as Zoom Super Flukes, Strike King KVD 1.0 and 1.5 lures, and topwater baits such as Zara Spooks and Pop-Rs. One of the keys to this type of fishing is to look for schools of...

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