It feels like the same old song and dance this week. Rain early in the week has blown out the river but a few days of the US Army Corps releasing water from Allatoona Dam has got things right! Striper fishing is good as we approach the full moon this week and the fish are still in summer mode. Intermediate lines and long casts have been the key to success, flies like Umpqua’s Major Mullet, Large Decievers, and Fulling Mill’s Predator Pounder will get the job done. Use caution when handling fish this time of year, the water temps are warming and its much easier to stress fish out to the point of death during this time. Keep fish in the water as much as possible!
Bass fishing has really taken off this week. Annual cicadas have some of the bigger bass looking up making for a strong popper bite. Low flows will spread fish out across the river so target banks and overhanging trees but don’t be afraid to throw to structure in the middle of the river as well. The popper bite on the Etowah is some of the most fun fishing of the year so be sure to come in and get the right flies for your next trip!
Check the Generation schedule before you plan your trip! We do not recommend that you float the Etowah if Allatoona dam is releasing water!
Allatoona Dam Release Schedule- (706) 334-7213