Hit Lake Allatoona at the crack of dawn this morning with hopes of getting on the early morning topwater bite then hitting a gar hangout I found the other day and see about getting a new species from the yak.
Morning bite was alot of fun, I love hitting the water with the sun. Fish were busting all over, couldn't get them to take any of my top water lures but I did manage to boat a hungry hybrid and spot on live bait.
Those hybrids put up a decent fight for their size that's for sure!
After that I slow trolled down to my gar spot and ran into a huge group of shad busting the top. These guys were blacking out my sonar whenever they'd drift under me but I guess nothing was feeding on them cause I didn't see any larger fish and didn't get any bites for the half hour I was working them. All well still a pretty cool experience.
Made it down to my gar spot and had gar breaking all over the place. A bass boat came over shortly after I got there, I guess they thought they were bass breaking... they soon realized what I was doing, gave me a funny look and booked it out of there.
Shortly after getting my lure in the water my line started going out slowly, then stopped. The gar chewed on the rope, realized it was caught and BOLTED for the depths! After letting it take it a little I tightened up the drag and brought this prehistoric fish up.
Got my gloves on and pried all the rope out of the teeth and got another shot.
Got another carbon copy of that guy shortly after then they got a little case of lock jaw so i fished my way back to the ramp and called it a day before the isolated t-storms were supposed to pop up.
New species on the list and a great morning on the water!