Here we go!! first event of 2019 this coming Sunday. The forecast is almost unbelievable, mostly sunny high of 64 degrees and only a 2 mph NNW breeze. To use one of my wife's favorite phrases, "It's crazy I tell ya!". As of right now (almost 5PM on Thursday evening) the lake is up to 833.11'MSL, right at 10' higher than this time last Thursday, with no sign of coming down yet, and it may be a while. I crossed the Oostanaula above Calhoun today and it was rolling! Until things settle down they won't let it out of Allatoona for fear of flooding Rome. That means both ramps are open and should still be open on Sunday and that makes our life a whole lot easier. Come on out and join us, it looks like it's going to be a great day on the water!!
The tournament runs from 1PM till 5PM. I will be there around noon to start collecting entry fees. You can usually find me down in the handicap area by the ramp
$20 entry fee ($15 to a 1-5 payback,and $5 to Big Bass), and $10 optional side pot - Winner take all (total weight).
3 fish limit, one dead fish allowed. Big Bass must be alive to count. Team (no number restriction) or individual, you decide what works best for your boat. No live bait. Good sportsmanship and no alcohol during tournament. Pretty simple rules, huh?
All tournaments are held out of Bartow County Gatewood Park: Exit GA-20 exit on I-75 and turn east, Turn south at the light (right from I-75, left from Canton) next to Wendy's onto Spur 20. Go about 2 miles and turn left on Jim Knight Rd., Turn left when it dead ends at the Bartow Beach Rd. (right in front of the COE maintenance yard). Stay on the Beach road and stay to the left past the park Manager's house and follow the signs to the left to the boat ramp
If the lot is full or the pay-box has no envelopes, just let me know and I will give you directions
Last edited by Bob Smith; 01/07/19 12:12 AM.