Lake Allatoona | April Weekly Crappie Fishing Report | 4-19-24

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Air Temp: High: 81 - Low: 55 

Wind: Up to 15 Mph

Lake Level: 840' (Full Pool) and slowly dropping (Click Here For Current Water Level)

Water Temp:68-72 

Water Clarity: Clear to Light Stain  There is still some debris, pine straw and pollen on the lake

Area Fished: North Lake (Little River Area), S Turns To Victoria, & Blockhouse (Tanyard/Clark Creek Area) - Target Mid to Back of Creeks.

Jigs Used: Splatter Back Dagger, UV Shad Dagger, Watermelon Ghost Dagger

Technique: Casting & Spider Rigging

Allatoona Weekly Crappie Fishing Report

Folks, Team Red Rooster has been quiet for a few weeks due to HORRIBLE WEATHER! Rains and High Winds have kept us off the water BUT this past week we had some good outings and a number of good crappie have been caught! The lake has really cleared up over this past week and the water clarity is clear to light stain. The water visibility is about 2-4' so you want to be using natural colors such as Blue Glimmer, UV Shad, Splatter Back, Gray Ghost, Watermelon...etc. If you are unsure what jig colors to use in clear to lightly stained water we have combo packs available to help get you started.

The crappie are spawning in the back of the creeks around shallow laydowns, stumps, logs and can be caught casting a 1/32 or 1/24oz. Jig Head slowly retrieving back to the boat. We have watched crappie come up off of the bottom to hit jigs in 2' - 4' of water. You can also throw out some bobbers and catch 'em that way. Put your jig 8 - 10 inches below the bobber and work the bobber around laydowns and down the edge of the creek bank. 

If your boat is set up for spider rigging, now is a good time to set up in the middle of the creek and troll to the back, turn around and work your way back to the middle of the creek. Try different depths as the fish may be suspended or on the bottom. 

We mainly report on Crappie, but most everything will hit a crappie jig this time of year. We have caught several good blue gill, shellcrackers and spotted bass this past week! Lord willing the weather will cooperate and we will bring you another report next week! 

If you are new to crappie fishing and/or want to learn more about fishing on Lake Allatoona in general, book a trip with either Jeff "Crappieman" Albright of CrappieMan Allatoona Crappie Guide Service or Jake Turner of Main Line Fishing Charters. They are Red Rooster Pro Staffers and will put you on fish!

Make sure to download the Red Rooster Long Line Trolling Guide for tips on how to troll for Allatoona Crappie.

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