Air Temp: 50's - 78
Wind: Calm in the Morning & 5-10 mph in Afternoon
Lake Level: 832.5' and dropping
Water Temp: 65 - 72
Water Clarity: Clear to Mild Stain (Depending on the area of the lake)
Area Fished: North Lake (Little River Area) & South Lake (Blockhouse area)
Technique: Brush Piles, Stumps and Stick ups
Allatoona Weekly Crappie Fishing Report: This is the last report for October 2023! The fishing has been pretty good overall over the month of October and it has flown by. I wish this time of year would slow down so we could soak in the blessings of Fall! The bite was better the first part of the week due to the full moon towards the end of the week/weekend. We fished on Monday and had a great day, wound up with over 60 crappie fishing brush piles. The Watermelon Ghost, UV Shad, Gray Ghost and Flamingo on a 1/24 oz. jig head did some damage! With the water level dropping the brush is getting closer and closer to the top of the surface. We had to change our jig head size from 1/16 oz. to 1/24 oz. to reduce the jig "fall rate". When the depth between the water surface and the brush changes from 18' to 8'...you have to make jig head adjustments.
Why should you use a lighter jig head when the water level drops?
- Give the Crappie more time to see the jig. Crappie may not see the jig if if falls to quick with the heavier jig head. You want to give them plenty of time to see the jig as it is slowly falling to and over the brush.
- Reduce hang ups with a lighter jig head. Lighter jig heads don't fall as fast so you have time to reel the jig before it gets in the brush. With the heavier jig heads...they get in the brush before you have time to reel.
Our buddy Hunter Moore landed a 2.18 lb Black Crappie on the Gray Ghost Dagger! As you can imagine Hunter has been smiling ever since. Congrats Hunter!
Get ready the fall troll bite is coming soon! The temps are about to drop and the crappie will get fired up and ready to eat in the month of 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!