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Latest Allatoona Fishing Report
Allatoona April 2015 Fishing Report
Allatoona: Level: 5.3 feet below full pool. Temp: 54 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Great. Tournament angler Matt Driver said, “April is the best month to catch a bass on Lake Allatoona. The spawn has begun, but it doesn’t happen all at once. The largemouth began first, and the spots will go on mid month. Right now there are waves of bass waiting to spawn. Those that are prespawn are feeding up like crazy. Baits like the Big Bite Jerk Minnow and the Trick Stick in...

Latest Bartletts Ferry Fishing Report
Bartletts Ferry April 2015 Fishing Report
Bartletts Ferry: Level: 0.6 feet below full pool. Temp: 60 degrees. Clarity: The main lake is clear; creeks have some stain.

Bass: Tournament director Dennis Hudson reports, “You can start looking for bedding fish. They’ll be in most of the pockets on the lake. Everybody will be sight fishing with Trick Worms and Senkos in the junebug color, or if the water has color, green pumpkin is best. Before the bass get hard on the bed, buzzbaits, jerkbaits and jigs fished in...

Latest Blackshear Fishing Report
Blackshear April 2015 Fishing Report
Blackshear: Level: 0.1 feet below full pool. Temp: 65 on the lower end, and 69-70 degrees on the upper end. Clarity: Stained.

Crappie: Rusty Parker reports, “The crappie have been doing great the past few days. I have been doing great on Sore Lip Crappie Jigs in chartreuse/pink/chartreuse and the black/chartreuse colors. I have had several people tell me that the long-line trollers are doing great, especially in Swift and Cedar creeks. A lot of reports of crappie being...

Latest Burton Fishing Report
Burton April 2015 Fishing Report
Burton: Level: 2.8 feet below full pool. Temp: 52 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide Wes Carlton reports, “The bass bite has been a little slow up until this week. These fish are moving up shallow to feed. We have been catching some big largemouth on Creepy Crawls and Super Spins tipped with plastic swimbaits. We have caught some really nice spots on white jerkbaits over a 15-foot bottom. Look for these fish to pull up shallow in the next few weeks as we head toward the...

Latest Carters Fishing Report
Carters April 2015 Fishing Report
Carters: Level: Full. Temp: 55-57 degrees. Clarity: About 6 feet visibility.

Bass: Guide Eric Crowley reports, “The big, fat, prespawn spotted bass are on the move to clay banks and shoreline flats in the main creeks and secondary pockets. Jerkbaits and Scroungers are my go-to artificials for the green fish this month. Pretty much everywhere in the lake will have fish on it this month, and you can have some really stellar days. Good places to start are Woodring, Fisher and...

Latest Clarks Hill Fishing Report
Clarks Hill April 2015 Fishing Report
Clarks Hill: Level: 1.6 feet below full. Temp: 60 degrees. Clarity: About 6 feet visibility.

Linesides: Guide William Sasser reports, “The hybrids and stripers are starting to move toward the lower branches of the lake and are still being caught from a mix of freelines, planer boards and downlines. The best bite is coming on either herring or large shiners. The morning bite is pretty good around mid-lake points and creeks with the fish lingering in the 25- to 30-foot range...

Latest Eufaula Fishing Report
Eufaula April 2015 Fishing Report
Eufaula: Level: Full pool. Temp: Upper 50s to low 60s. Clarity: Stained to muddy.

Bass: Good. Many bass moved into the pockets during the quick warm-up. Run spinnerbaits beginning at the mouths of pockets and working your way back in. If you spot movement in the water around shallow structure, fish with a Texas-rigged creature bait or a jig. Guide Sam Williams reports, “The cold weather seems to be gone for this season. Rainy weather will keep the river dirty, but the...

Latest Hartwell Fishing Report
Hartwell April 2015 Fishing Report
Hartwell: Level: 1.8 feet below full pool. Temp: Upper 50s. Clarity: Some stain.

Bass: Guide Preston Harden reports, “After a cold winter, March has been warmer, and the fishing has been good. We have been throwing small flukes to the banks in the afternoon catching largemouth and spots. April will still be good for artificials in shallow water, especially in the mornings before the sun gets high. Largemouth and spotted bass are everywhere. The spotted bass population has...

Latest Jackson Fishing Report
Jackson April 2015 Fishing Report
Jackson: Level: 1 foot above full pool. Temp: 57-60 degrees. Clarity: Stained.

Bass: Good. Tournament angler Aaron Batson reports, “Fish are being caught staging at the mouths of coves and pockets on Lucky Craft Pointer jerkbaits, 300 Bandits, and 1/2-oz. Rat-L-Traps. Once they commit to shallow cover to spawn, flip any wood cover and docks with a 1/4-oz. Net Boy Baits jig in green pumpkin or brown. Tip the jig with a Trixster Custom Baits Crusty Craw. Dipping the plastic...

Latest Lanier Fishing Report
Lanier April 2015 Fishing Report
Lanier: Level: 0.5 feet below full pool. Temp: 52 on the south end, and 62 on the north end. Clarity: The creeks are stained, and the main lake is clear.

Spotted Bass: Guide Ryan Coleman reports, “Fishing is still slow on the lower end. There are still shad and herring dying off, and the fish are just not chasing artificial lures right now. I fully expect things to pick up any day, but we are still waiting. If you get a day when the sun comes out, you can work docks with a...

Latest Oconee Fishing Report
Oconee April 2015 Fishing Report
Oconee: Level: Full pool. Temp: 58-60 degrees. Clarity: Stained over most of the lake.

Bass: Excellent. Tournament angler Aaron Batson reports, “Big females are up shallow feeding and spawning. Look for them in 1 to 3 feet of water. Just about any bait will work right now. Moving baits like 1/4-oz. spinnerbaits and square-billed crankbaits (like Black Label, Strike King, etc.) will catch them very well right now. Once fish get locked onto beds, you will need to slow down...

Latest Russell Fishing Report
Russell April 2015 Fishing Report
Russell: Level: 2 feet below full pool. Temp: 57-62 degrees. Clarity: Clear on the main lake and stained in the creeks.

Bass: Good. Tournament angler Trad Whaley said, “Spots are on the bed off the main-lake points. Throw shaky heads, jerkbaits and a Pulse jig on main creek points and secondary points. Look for bedders the next few weeks and through April in creeks and pockets.” Tournament angler Kerry Partain reports, “The bass are in several different stages...

Latest Saltwater Fishing Report
Saltwater April 2015 Fishing Report
Saltwater: Inshore: Capt. Judy Helmey reports, “April fishing brings fishermen closer to the act of catching. Bait shops should start to carry live shrimp, which is the bait that gets all fish’s attention. Live shrimp with your traditional adjustable floats from large to small and popping corks are going to be your best bet for not only finding but catching fish. If a redfish, spotted sea trout or flounder gets close to this bait, they will eat it. Another way to present live shrimp...

Latest Seminole Fishing Report
Seminole April 2015 Fishing Report
Seminole: Level: 0.4 feet below full pool. Temp. 63 degrees. Clarity: Some stain.

Bass: Tournament pro Matt Baty reports, “There are small buck bass bedding on sand, and the larger females are cruising around in the bedding areas. There are several different ways to get bit in these areas. If the areas have grass or lily pads present, you can swim a jig through the pads and grass. A 3/8-oz. Buddha Baits In-Seine Swim Jig in green pumpkin with a 4.25-inch Big Bite Baits Cane...

Latest Sinclair Fishing Report
Sinclair April 2015 Fishing Report
Sinclair: Level: 1 foot below low. Temp: 59-63 degrees. Clarity: Stained.

Bass: Excellent. Tournament angler Aaron Batson reports, “Good baits are 1/4-oz. chartreuse spinnerbaits and 1/4-oz. Rat-L-Traps. Work seawalls and rocky banks. There are some bass spawning now, and they can be caught on Texas-rigged junebug lizards and Senkos. Later in the month, look for the shad spawn to begin and work the seawalls and rip-rap with Pop-Rs, Chug Bugs, Sammys or flukes.”
Latest Weiss Fishing Report
Weiss April 2015 Fishing Report
Weiss: Level: 1.9 feet below full pool. Temp: 55-59 degrees. Clarity: Stained.

Bass: Good. It’s spinnerbait time on Weiss. Work the pockets, concentrating on stumps and shallow cover. Slow down with a Texas-rigged creature bait if you suspect a bass is holding tight to a stump. Guide Mark Collins reports, “A lot of bass are starting to be caught shallow on rip-rap rocks and deeper rocky banks. Some bass are still deep on their winter pattern, and on the creek and river...

Latest West Point Fishing Report
West Point April 2015 Fishing Report
West Point: Level: 3.9 feet below full. Temp: 57-62 degrees. Clarity: Stained.

Bass: Good. Guide Keith Hudson reports, “Expect the largemouth bite to continue to improve dramatically around rip-rap rocks, shallow wood or brush cover or around baitfish schools in the shallows. As the water warms, shallow-water baits such as jerkbaits, ChatterBaits, Rat-L-Traps and crawfish Shad Raps will work even better. Some big prespawn females are being caught, so it is a good time for a...

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