Various reports refer to white bass runs in parts of the Etowah River. When I locate some of these areas on a map they are actually on Lake Allatoona. Am I missing something or is it just all in a name?
It depends on who you ask and where an impoundment begins actually changes with the lake level so it's kind of a gray area. The section above Allatoona is generally referred to as the 'Upper Etowah' and the river below Allatoona down to Rome is usually just 'the Etowah'. There's a population of White Bass in Lake Weiss that migrates up the Coosa/Etowah around Rome and the Allatoona population. Also with migratory fish, reports often name the tributary if a lake has more than one.