Air Temp: 50's - 80
Wind: Calm in the Morning & 10-12 mph in Afternoon
Lake Level: 834' and dropping
Water Temp: 73-75
Water Clarity: Clear to Mild Stain (Depending on the area of the lake)
Area Fished: Mid Lake (Victoria & Kellogg Creek Area) & South Lake (Blockhouse area)
Technique: Targeted Brush Piles, Stumps and Stick ups
Allatoona Weekly Crappie Fishing Report: The second week of October 2023 did not disappoint! With the fall weather temps and continued lake draw down we are catching some good crappie. This week was not without challenges...the mornings were nice and calm with little to no wind. The afternoon was polar opposite with winds jumping up to 15 mph! The winds did die down quite a bite as the sun went down but the afternoon was a struggle. We mainly focused on brush, stumps and stick ups this week as the trolling bite is not quite ready...it's another week or so away. We threw the Red Rooster Dagger around brush, stumps and stick ups and caught plenty of 10" to 12" crappie. We had plenty of small fish but they were active and ready to bite in both the morning and the afternoon/evening. The primary colors this week were Gray Ghost , UV Shad & Motor Oil Red paired with a 1/16th Red Rooster Jig Head. The Gray Ghost Dagger is a great minnow/shad color and has worked really well. The UV Shad has Ultra-Violet flakes which reflect light in the dawn/dusk low light conditions. The Motor Oil Red color is special...depending on the light penetration is could be more brown or green, it is proving to be one of the hottest colors for Lake Allatoona.
We found crappie in and around brush piles, stumps and stick ups anywhere from 10'-18' deep with the crappie suspended around 6'-8' above those structures. We saw crappie moving around and pulling off the brush and then going back...but they are getting more active and will be roaming soon! Get ready the fall troll bite will be on in a week or so leading up to November.
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!