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Lake Allatoona (Atlanta, GA) April Week 2 (swimbait Pics)

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Water Temperature: 57

Water Clarity: 4 feet or greater

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Fishing is Fair: As of right now we are finally fairly clear throughout the whole lake. Earlier in the week the largemouth have gotten closer and closer to being on the bed. Yesterday I saw a good bit of males up and shallow gaurding the bed with females still off to the side and roaming in the vicinity. I would have to bet that with the recent full moon and stable weather (HA!) we will get our major spawning wave this week.

I did find 2 good fish very close to being locked on the beds yesterday and one of them is pictured. I figured the next day she would be locked on and gaurding heavily. I didn't sight fish her though I got to the area early and just bombed the area with the 7 inch Bull Shad swimbaits and I got her to commit on the very first cast to her roaming range. The other fish I found is a BEAST!! I got her to follow yesterday but couldn't get her but, I bet she backed off on moving up with the recent front. Right now just concentrate on spawning areas at first light for the shot at getting a big largemouth to commit. After that it's a site fish deal.

Now for the spots. It's a little tough out there. There are certain areas that are producing and even with those they are hit and miss. But if you hit the right area at the right time you can catch 2 GOOD limits very quickly and it doesn't make much difference what you throw when they are busting like that on top but the hard part is finding them and even harder is finding consistant areas. These conditions are not normal for this year. I think too much of anything is too much ie recent weather, full moon, extra water etc. When you have adverse conditions that our fish aren't used to like alot of water they fish tend to turn off and move to a more stable environment (deeper). With water temps in the low 60's traditionally it's balls to the wall in numbers and quality. The good news is later this week (pending normal weather HA!) it should get back to normal as we get away from the full moon and the weather starts to stabilize.

The sonar picture below is what I have found happening ALOT as I saw this type of picture ALL day everyday for the last week or so. When the bite is tough usually your sonar will tell you or give you clues to what is happening. If they aren't hitting finesse baits and they aren't chasing subsurface baits the only place they can be is deep and suspended and that is where they are and what I am targeting to catch the spots. It's definitely tricky out there so don't feel bad if your struggling.

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Nice report, great pic!

8-)

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which sonar/fish finder do you have it looks a lot better than mine and im looking for a new one

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which sonar/fish finder do you have it looks a lot better than mine and im looking for a new one

If you have to know it's a Humminbird 1197SI :).  

Mike

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