Hey guys, me and my buddy decided to try our luck and try out tournament fishing. We're catching fish but just aren't getting the bites we need to win. If y'all have any tips on what kind of water to target or what y'all do to find more fish it'd be greatly appreciated. Mostly just need help with how to effectively fish the deeper water. Thanks!
I have no idea what kind of weight it takes to win a tournament on Allatoona these days, but I can tell you I have been catching most of my fish in 18-25 Ft of water on drop shot, jerk baits, and top water. Allatoona is a spotted bass lake and most of the year they live in deeper water than you will find large mouths. I also do not know where you have been fishing, but I highly recommend staying out of the creeks (esp after the sun is up), get on the main lake if you're not already there. Last and most important, cover as much water as you can, especially if it is an overcast day.
I have no idea what kind of weight it takes to win a tournament on Allatoona these days,
There are no daytime tournaments except by special permit between June and The end of August. Night tournaments are being won with anything between 10 and 16 pounds. Most winning sacks will have a couple 4lb spots or bigger or a big old largemouth. The guys who won my tournament last Saturday night had 14.02lbs, all largemouth, with a 6.71lb kicker. Not sure how far up the river they went, but I know they made the run!
An average night for most teams is about 6-8 lbs, mostly spotted bass.
If you are new to tournaments joining a bass club is a good way to learn and not loose much money. My first tourneyment was a in a bass club and within a year of joining I was competitive with the other anglers. I'm a part of North Cobb Bass Club. Yall should consider checking us out! Our wedsite is www.northcobbbasaclub.com.