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Lake Allatoona (PIC)

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Water Temp Upper 40's

Water Clarity stained to clear

Water level 15ft low

The mud line is just south of Illinios and about in front of the 3 story house in the S Turn there. Everything south of there is stained almost all the way to the dam. The Allatoona arm is crystal clear. The backs of the creeks are fairly muddy.

For the most part fishing isn't bad right now but as soon as this cold front hits us things will be looking really good. 90% of all my fishing has been done in the main lake and not so much inside the creek arms. There are lots of bait and spoon fish in and around the 3 story house area most where whites and hybrids. I fished from 11am to almost dark this afternoon and caught 15 spots by myself. I caught fish on a variety of tactics consisting of dropshot, spoon, and hair jigs. I am working those 45 degree shorelines as well as humps and long points for the vast majority of my fish. Seems like you need some kind of structure change for it to hold fish as of recent. Most of my spoon fish were in the 30ft range but they were fairly hit and miss. I didn't get much past Gaults looking for them but I am sure I would have found some catchable white fish if I went further north but didn't because I launched at Red Top.

Here is a pic of the big fattie for the day caught on a "hair jig" (Float N Fly) on uh 2lb Triple Fish fluorocarbon line. I used a custom made fly made by master fly tyer David Lester of Natures Tackle Box Fame. The cool thing is David will make them anyway you want them and with the "special hook" :)

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Very nice Mike. What did she weight? I don't get out on Allatoona a lot I mainly fish west Point and Weiss.

Hey Surveyor, She went 5lbs on the needle.  As you can tell she's fat as a pig.  I'll say a prayer for your lower unit when you fish Weiss  ;)

Mike

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Nice fish, great pic!

8-)

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Weiss ain't so bad as long as you stay in the channel.  I put in at Brushy Branch on the GA side and go either up the Cossa or down river to the lake.  Although I have seen some guys mess up there boat by doing stupid stuff.

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I know of several guys that have fished Weiss for many many years and they still end up losing a Lower Unit or worst.  Awesome lake tho.  I used to fish it quite a bit years ago before the gas prices spiked.  LOL.  Used to go there for my flipping fix.

Mike

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Nice fish.

In regards to Weiss.

What is the best and safest way to boat on that lake?  If you use a smaller moter like 10-15 hp on a jon boat and just put-put around would you still run the risk of tearing up a motor.

Are you mainly talking about guys blasting around in fast bass boats?

I am going to start fishing that lake and just wanted some info.

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Man that is some fatty!  I'm jealous!

I've been meaning to learn the float-n-fly technique, but have been hesitant because

1. It's only productive in the winter

2. It seems to work best on steep ledges and humps

3. We have very, very few lakes with steep ledges and humps (mostly bowl-shaped natural lakes here)

Still, I want to give it a try someday.

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Glenn, While those types of structures are ideal. YOu can always modify it. A suspended bass is a suspended bass regaurdless of depth so the concept remains the same whether your leader is 13ft deep like mine or 5 ft deep. You can use the F n F around docks, long tapering points, creek channels or in any open water. If you got smallies it will work for ya but the key is the subtle presentation at the right depth so you might have to improvise the rig some. In post frontal conditions it's hard to beat as both smallies and spots tend to suspend alot in those types of conditions. Some of the best tactics I use are spin offs of the present ones :). Fun tactic!

Mike

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