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Fishing Lake Allatoona, Georgia

Capt. Robert Eidson
September 13, 2007
Lake Allatoona - Freshwater Fishing Report

This Lake Allatoona striper and hybrid report fishing report has been brought to you exclusively by Robert Eidson of First Bite Guide Service, 770 827-6282.

This Lake Allatoona striper and hybrid report fishing report has been brought to you exclusively by Robert Eidson of First Bite Guide Service, 770 827-6282. www.firstbiteguideservice.com Lake Allatoona, Georgia email: eidson6260@comcast.net.

Line-side fishing has been slow this week. But hopefully will get better now that the water temps are dropping.

The fish are easy to find on your Lowrance but getting them to bite is another story. Just keep putting the bait right on there nose and wait. Mid lake still seems to be holding most of the fish. But don't over look the pass. I have marked a lot of fish in there this week. They just don’t want bite.

Trolling may be the best all round bite going right now. Mack Farr u-rigs in all white seem to be the ticket for the trollers right now. The Top Water bite has slowed down a lot. But keep a Jr. Spook ready just in case they pop up. The south end of the lake has been best for top water action the best place right now. .

If you enjoy talking striper fishing. And if you fish Lake Allatoona then you need to visit my fishing forum. www.lakeallatoonafishing.net This site is about striper fishing on Lake Allatoona. There are a lot of great guys on this site. Please come join us…

The next party boat trip will be on Oct 6. The cost of these trips is $100 per person. We only take out 6 people at a time so book your spot fast. These trip fill up fast..

CARTERS LAKE FISHING REPORT is bought to you by Robert Eidson of Carters Lake First Bite Guide Service. www.firstbiteguideservice.com 770 827-6282

Carters Lake Boat Ramps Closed


Georgia’s worst drought in more than 100 years is beginning to take its toll on lake levels. In an unprecedented move, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has “temporarily” closed all boat ramps on a Georgia lake due to low water levels.

On Friday, September 7, the corps issued a press release announcing the closure of all corps boat ramps on Carters Lake. All boat ramps on Carters are corps ramps.

“This is a drought-related measure,” said LuAnn Lackey, Carters Lake project manager. “We had kept the ramps open as long as possible, but with the lake steadily going down, most of the ramps are out of the water and unusable.”

On the morning of September 7 during power generation, the lake level at Carters reached a low of 1055 feet, 19 feet below normal summer pool. Because Carters is a pump-back reservoir, lake levels fluctuate.

The ramps will be closed indefinitely until rainfall raises the lake level to a level consistently above 1055, said Lackey.

In early August, with water levels dropping and a record-setting drought continuing, the corps closed several ramps on the lake. While the lake level continued to drop, no contingency plans were made to address the possibility of an extended drought causing all ramps to become unusable.

“Because of the nature of the lake, most of the ramps are steep and end in drop-offs,” said LuAnn. “Putting gravel at the end of the ramps like you can do at some other lakes isn’t practical here.”

According to Patrick Robbins with the corps Mobile Alabama office, while the lake is down, the corps will look at extending the ramps for low-water conditions.

“My understanding is that we would have to have a recommendation from the project manager about which ramps to extend and what it would cost. Then we would have to look at funding. We are at the tail end of the fiscal year, so funding may be difficult.

Robbins said that the corps would consider ramp modication while the lake was down, but put no timeframe on it.

LuAnn noted that the lake is not closed to boating.

“You can still hand-launch small boats or fish from the bank,” she said.

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Captain Robert Eidson of First Bite Guide Service is a full-time Certified Professional Fishing Guide on Lake Allatoona, Lake Lanier, and Carters Lake. On Lake Allatoona, Lake Lanier, and Carters Lake both beginner and experienced anglers, as well as kids (we LOVE kids and we carry all the equipment needed to cater to families), can enjoy world-class Striper and Hybrid fishing year-round using a variety of methods. On a typical fishing trip with First Bite Guide Service, not only will yo

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