Lake Allatoona | May Weekly Crappie Fishing Report | 5-10-24

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Air Temp: High: 84 - Low: 63 

Wind: Up to 15 Mph

Lake Level: 842.75' (Above Full Pool) and slowly Rising (Click Here For Current Water Level)

Water Temp:75-77 

Water Clarity: Clear to Light Stain

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

Jigs Used: Splatter Back Dagger, UV Shad Dagger, Watermelon Ghost Dagger, Motor Oil Red and MayFly

Technique: Casting & Spider Rigging

Allatoona Weekly Crappie Fishing Report

We had another great week weatherwise this 2nd full week of May 2024, what a blessing it is to be able to get out and experience God's great creation! Right now crappie fishing can be good throughout the day but as air temps rise and the water temperature rises, night fishing and early morning will soon be the preferred fishing times. The late evening can be good as well but as we move into summer they pop up thunderstorms make the late afternoon/evenings very unpredictable. 

The crappie are moving to deeper waters...deep water docks and structure are going to be the pattern for the next few months. As the water temperature rises the crappie will move to brush at 12'-15', then brush in 18' - 25' of water. 

Our plan of attack during the month of May is smaller profile baits and a slow retrieve. If you find structure, cast and slowly reel that small jig (Like the Red Rooster Dagger) back to the boat or bank. You would be surprised how far the crappie will chase and observe your jig before committing to a bite. You can always spider rig or use a bobber and minnow over and around structure. 

PRO TIP: If you are fishing with a bobber and minnow, your minnow needs to be no less than 8' - 10' in the water. The crappie are suspending in 8' - 12' of water during the month of May. The BlueGill and ShellCracker are on fire right now! If you want to take a kid fishing, now is the time. Crickets and worms in and around laydowns and logs will produce some fun fishing!

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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