Cold Clearing skies, mid to low 40s and a stiff WNW wind up to 20 MPH! Water temps ranged from 50 to 52 degrees, the main lake in front of Gatewood has a heavy stain, but McCaskey Creek was starting to clear pretty good around the campground area. I would assume the same could be said of most of the other creeks too. Last week the Allatoona arm was pretty clear. This week's rain raised the level up about a foot, but they are already back to pulling it again, current level is 837"MSL.
We had 11 paid entries, 12 boats with mine. 20 anglers brought 33 fish to the scales for a total weight of 60.84lbs (average 1.84lbs per fish). It's starting to look up, a lot of folks reported catching fish fairly shallow in spite of the high pressure and post frontal conditions!
Here's the way it paid out today:
3rd place went to Jim and Joe C with 3 fish for 5.96LBs for $33
2nd place went to Mike G. with 3 fish for 5.97lbs (2nd and 3rd were CLOSE!)for $50
1st place went to "legendary" Jason Mullinax with 3 fish for 8.63lbs, his Big Bass was a beast that weighed 6.32lbs (a Largemouth)! That awesome creel netted Jason $82 for first, $120 side pot and $55 for Big Bass! Great Job to Jason, and to everyone who got out there and brought fish to the scales!
Come on out and Join us next week, the lakes is settling down and the fishing should improve even more.