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Allatoona's alive and kickin'

Updated: May 9, 2008, 6:51 PM ET
By Joe Keller | Special to ESPNOutdoors.com

What's the worst nickname you've ever heard for a lake?

How about the Dead Sea? Who would ever want to fish a Georgia lake called the Dead Sea?

That's what a small impoundment in the northwest part of the state has been called for about 20 years now.

The irony is Lake Allatoona is nowhere near dead: It was one of the first bigger lakes in the area to completely recover from the drought of 2007. And while its famous cousin, Lake Lanier, was still 14 feet low in early May, Allatoona ...

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