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

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

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

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

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Lake Allatoona Fishing Forecast

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. Bluegill

  2. Bluegill

    There is a 16.98% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 126 Bluegill counted.

  3. Redbreast Sunfish

  4. Redbreast Sunfish

    There is a 11.19% catch rate for Redbreast Sunfish, based on 83 Redbreast Sunfish counted.

  5. Spotted Bass

  6. Spotted Bass

    There is a 10.65% catch rate for Spotted Bass, based on 79 Spotted Bass counted.

  7. Common Carp

  8. Common Carp

    There is a 9.3% catch rate for Common Carp, based on 69 Common Carp counted.

  9. Channel Catfish

  10. Channel Catfish

    There is a 7.01% catch rate for Channel Catfish, based on 52 Channel Catfish counted.

  11. Largemouth Bass

  12. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 7.01% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 52 Largemouth Bass counted.

  13. Gizzard Shad

  14. Gizzard Shad

    There is a 5.53% catch rate for Gizzard Shad, based on 41 Gizzard Shad counted.

  15. Green Sunfish

  16. Green Sunfish

    There is a 4.85% catch rate for Green Sunfish, based on 36 Green Sunfish counted.

  17. Black Crappie

  18. Black Crappie

    There is a 4.18% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 31 Black Crappie counted.

  19. Flathead Catfish

  20. Flathead Catfish

    There is a 3.5% catch rate for Flathead Catfish, based on 26 Flathead Catfish counted.

Recommedations above based on 24 species of fish and 742 fish counted for September around Lake Allatoona.

To date, there are 30 species of fish and a total of 4694 fish counted for Lake Allatoona and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 7/14/1932 (90 years).

Last Update: 9/22/2022 11:25:19 AM

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 the year 1600.

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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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