Lake Allatoona | December Weekly Crappie Fishing Report | 12-15-23

Air Temp: 59 - 25 

Wind: 5-10 mph  

Lake Level: 828' and dropping 

Water Temp: 48 - 55 

Water Clarity: Clear to Heavy Stain (Yoohoo) (Depending on the area of the lake) 

Area Fished: North Lake (Little River Area), Mid Lake (Galt's/Kellogg) & South Lake (Blockhouse)  

Jigs Used: Vixen (Black/Pink) - DaggerMotor Oil Red - Dagger, Lectric Chicken - Dagger & Gold Body/Black Tail - Slab Dragon (Test Color).

Technique: Trolling & Casting

Allatoona Weekly Crappie Fishing Report: The 2nd week of December 2023 is in the books and we had a semi productive week. The results were mixed but we did catch several trolling key areas of the lake.

If you were on the South End of the lake (Blockhouse Area), the water is clear with a mild stain and we found fish suspended around 6'-8' in depths of 10'-12' of water. We pulled several colors and styles of jigs with a 1/24th oz. jig head at .5 to .9 mph. This speed and jig head size keeps the crappie jig in the 2' to 8' range. We saw several roaming crappie and a few schools but the bite was sporadic. We fished in the morning and afternoons and were able to manage a few fish at either time. It seems the smaller crappie (6-8 inchers) were more apt to bite than the bigger slabs.

If you fished the North End of the lake (Little River Area), the water is YooHoo color (Heavy Brown Stain) and we found fish in 16' - 14' of water suspended in the 2' - 4' range. You need 1/32 oz. and 1/24 oz. jig heads tied on for these fish as they are close to the surface. 

Mid Lake (Victoria/Kellogg/Galts/Illinois...etc) is slow, the water is deeper and clear but if you can find crappie in those areas they are generally big slabs!

The rule of thumb is that in clear water, you need more natural looking colors like Blue Glimmer, Mayfly, Watermelon Ghost, UV Shad...etc. 

In stained to muddy (YooHoo) water, you will want to use brighter colors like Lectric Chicken, Cajun Chicken, Albright Special, Jive Turquee - Orange or Jive Turquee - Chartreuse to catch their attention. 

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

Hopefully this report will help you the next time you are crappie fishing on Lake Allatoona. Lord willing we will have another great report next week!

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