Well the lake hasn't topped out yet, but the rise has really slowed down. right now the lake is a little over 844 MSL. The cleaner water appeared to be in Cooper Branch and on the Allatoona side through the pass. Wally and I didn't really check out anywhere else but I heard area were still muddy to heavily stained. Water temps ranged from 54 degree to 56 degrees (cooling down and with the forecast for the next couple of weeks I would expect it to continue cooling down).
We had 25 paid entries, 26 boats with mine. A total of 45 anglers weighing 37 fish for 53.07lbs for an average of 1.43lbs per fish. We paid 5 places today, so here's how it went, from the bottom up!
5th place was Patrick and Brandon had 3 fish for 4.38lbs for $38
4th place went to Nick and Jackie Wallace with 3 fish for 4.59lbs and $56
3rd place was Jake and Jason with 3 fish for 5.13lbs and $75
2nd place went to Michael Dickson with 3 fish for 5.19lbs and $94
1st place went to Donnie and Rick G. with 3 fish for 5.90lbs and $112, the side pot of $250 and Big Bass with a spot that weighed 2.83lbs for $125
It was good seeing you all out there today, hopefully by next weekend the lake will clear a little more and the fishing will pick back up a bit.
Reminder: Chris, the park manager, has the 2016 launch passes available for $40, $20 for seniors over 62 with a USGS Senior Pass.
Well the holiday is over and tomorrow is the start of the 2016 work year for most of us. Be careful and we will see you next weekend!