Lake Weiss Fishing Report – August 2009

GON Staff | July 30, 2009

Weiss: Level: 0.6 feet below full pool. Temp: Low 80s. Clarity: Stained.

Bass: Good. Guide Warren Barnes reports, “I have been catching both largemouths and spots in and around grass and seawalls during the early hours, and then flipping docks and fishing creek ledges after the sun gets high. Productive baits have been Revenge spinnerbaits and Gambler Cane Toads early, and then flipping Revenge jigs or Gambler Ugly Otters under docks. On ledges, I’m using shaky heads with a Jackall Flick Shake 4 1/2-inch worm or slow-rolling a Revenge spinnerbait. Look for fish to move into main-river areas, and these same patterns should work.”

Fair. “There are a few anglers who are getting out on the water early and catching a few fish, but by mid-morning the fish have stopped biting,” Darrell said. “The crappie right now can be found along the river-channel ledges on the main lake in 16 to 20 feet of water. They are really holding tight to the cover, so you really have to use your electronics and be patient just sitting right over brush or stumps. The best method for catching these fish is using a 10-foot B’n’M Bucks Jig Pole rigged with a minnow and fished directly in the brush. I have tried to put out multiple rods, but the bite is so light you have to be holding the rod or you will never see the bite. The crappie will not be very active until the weather starts to cool down.”

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