Lake Weiss Fishing Report April 2015
Weiss: Level: 1.9 feet below full pool. Temp: 55-59 degrees. Clarity: Stained.
Bass: Good. It’s spinnerbait time on Weiss. Work the pockets, concentrating on stumps and shallow cover. Slow down with a Texas-rigged creature bait if you suspect a bass is holding tight to a stump. Guide Mark Collins reports, “A lot of bass are starting to be caught shallow on rip-rap rocks and deeper rocky banks. Some bass are still deep on their winter pattern, and on the creek and river channel ledges. Look for the bass to move shallow over the next few weeks as the weather warms.”
Crappie: Excellent. A wave of crappie moved shallow quickly this past weekend as air temperatures climbed into the 70s. Trolling the mouths of the pockets and up on the flats in 6 to 10 feet of water was producing lots of fish on minnow-tipped jigs. Look for crappie to move up on the banks as warm weather continues. Guide Mark Collins said, “Crappie are being caught in the main Coosa River, the Chattooga River and Little Spring Creek. A lot of crappie are suspended 15 to 20 feet deep in the main Coosa River channel. Long-line trolling with Jiffy Jigs in 1/16-oz. and 1/24-oz. sizes in colors JJ08, JJ13,JJ17, JJ24 and Mark’s Ice Blue is the way to catch these crappie. Spider-rigging live minnows 14 to 18 feet deep over the main river channel is producing some great fish, also. They can also be caught on a Float-n-Fly technique, and live minnows under a slip float is also producing some fish.”
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