Lake Allatoona | March Weekly Crappie Fishing Report | 3-15-24

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Air Temp: High: 72 - Low: 53 

Wind: Up to 15 Mph

Lake Level: 839' and dropping  (Click Here For Current Water Level)

Water Temp:55 - 60 

Water Clarity: Heavy Stain - The lake has a lot of debris due to the heavy rains making trolling tougher than normal

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

Jigs Used: Cajun Chicken Small Fry, GoldCrush Small Fry, Sour Grape Slab Dragon & Lemonade Slab Dragon.

Technique: Trolling

Allatoona Weekly Crappie Fishing Report

I wish we had a better report for this second full week of March 2024, but it was slim pickens this week! We only managed one day out on the water this past week on Wednesday. The rains, winds and cold fronts have really hurt us this year. We should be in full out trolling mode this time of year leading up to the spawn but adverse weather conditions are wreaking havoc on the Allatoona crappie anglers! Everywhere we went...TRASH, DEBRIS, LOGS...etc. Be careful out there and wear your life jackets because it is treacherous. 

We did manage a few fish but you could take a nap between hookups! The crappie were glued to the bottom at depths of 12' - 14' and very slow to bite. We had to pull 3/32nd oz. jig heads at .7 mph. This is a special jig weight that we use at certain times of the year when the crappie are dug into the mud. We bump the bottom with these jigs in hopes of hanging into a large lethargic crappie. You can also use a 1/16th oz jig jig head but you have to slow way down to where the rod tips are bouncing, that's how you know you are on bottom. You will get hung up on brush or stumps BUT you might just hang into a big slab as well. 

Lord willing we will have another fishing report for you next week! Remember, keep only the crappie you can eat and release the others to keep our crappie population strong for years to come!

If you are new to crappie fishing and/or crappie fishing on Lake Allatoona, 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.

I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him will I trust.” ~ Psalms 91:2

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