Lake Allatoona Fishing

Lake Allatoona Fishing

Lake Allatoona features 270 miles of shoreline and spans 10,010 acres. Lake Allatoona was formed when the dam was built in 1949 to block water from the Etowah River. The government's intent when forming the lake was to improve flood control, water quality, hydroelectric power generation, recreation and management of fish and wildlife. There are recreational areas near the shoreline, including campgrounds, day use parks, boat launches and marinas.

Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Spotted Bass, White Bass, Crappie, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Sunfish, and Walleye are some of the popular catches while fishing Lake Allatoona. Record bass catches from Lake Allatoona include a 42-pound striped bass on February 15, 2002, and a 16-pound, nine-ounce largemouth bass on August 31, 1982. The largest catch that has come from Lake Allatoona is a 52-pound, one-ounce blue catfish on October 27, 2020.



Top Lake Allatoona Fishing Spots

  1. Shady Grove Ledge
    1/13/2017 8:12:49 PM - Good ledge on this underwater point for bass.


  2. Brushy Hump
    1/13/2017 7:39:54 PM - Good hump with brush in this area.


  3. Bald Ridge Hump
    1/13/2017 7:36:10 PM - Good hump off the point that had ledges on either side. Good Striped bass area.


  4. Kellogg Creek
    3/20/2016 7:37:03 PM -


  5. Proctors Landing
    3/20/2016 7:37:09 PM -


  6. Fish Attractor 39
    2/18/2016 3:04:30 AM -


  7. BUFORD DAM - LAKE SIDNEY LANIER
    4/22/2011 11:49:19 PM -
    BUFORD DAM - LAKE SIDNEY LANIER Recreation Project


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  8. Lake Acworth Dam
    3/20/2016 7:37:08 PM -


  9. Rocky Point
    3/7/2021 2:31:27 PM -


  10. Fish Attractor 48
    2/18/2016 3:04:44 AM -



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Lake Allatoona Fishing Prediction

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Lake Allatoona, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Spotted Bass

  2. Spotted Bass

    There is a 50% catch rate for Spotted Bass, based on 1 Spotted Bass counted.


  3. Striped Bass

  4. Striped Bass

    There is a 50% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 1 Striped Bass counted.


Recommedations above based on 2 species of fish and 2 fish counted for May around Lake Allatoona.

To date, there are 5 species of fish and a total of 20 fish counted for Lake Allatoona and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius.

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as 1939..

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Top Lake Allatoona Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Nutter Rod & Reel Service
    Full service center as well as warranty repair center for major brand reels and Minn-Kota motors

  2. Cohutta Fishing Company
    We are North Georgia’s premier fly shop, guide service, outfitter, and destination travel service located in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia.

  3. Dugout
    The Dugout Bait & Tackle provided premium bait and tackle and Hobie fish Kayaks and service in Marietta, GA

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Top Lake Allatoona Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Orion Fishing Charters
    Interested in fishing Lake Allatoona? Orion Fishing Charters will target a certain species of fish for you that you choose and do everything possible to make you get that catch. Also, we can fill your day with a variety of fish species fishing optio

  2. First Bite Guide Service
    Guided trips are available for full or half-day outings to Lake Allatoona, and Carters Lake. These are private chartered fishing trips on a fully equipped new 25 1/2' Carolina Skiff DLV. The boat has a T-top for shade and comfort, the absolute LA

  3. Lake Allatoona Fishing Guide Service
    Lake Allatoona Fishing Guides Service is the oldest guide service on Lake Allatoona. Captain Fred Duncan has been fishing for striped bass in the water's of Lake Allatoona, Lake Lanier and other area lakes for almost 20 years.

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Top Lake Allatoona Marinas

  1. Little River Marina
    There are plenty of amenities at Little River Marina – all of which make your time on the lake that much more enjoyable! We can help care for you and your guests when you’re on the water, and care for your boat when you’re not. With covered and uncov

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