Lake Weiss Fishing Report – August 2010
Weiss: Level: 0.7 feet below full pool. Temp: 89 degrees. Clarity: Lightly stained.
Bass: Very good. Guide Warren Barnes reports, “Largemouths and spotted bass are still up on the flats early and are being caught on all types of topwater baits. The best producers are hard baits like the Jackall Bonnie or the Mud Sucker. Buzz Frogs and buzzbaits are producing early along the steeper channel banks. I have also been catching some quality largemouths in these same areas using a chartreuse-and-white Tackle Doctor spinnerbait. Later in the day, I have been catching some good fish using Revenge football jigs or a shaky head paired with a Jackall Flickshake worm on the ledges and docks close to the main river. The key with this pattern is to pay attention to the generating schedules. As the water starts moving, these fish will feed heavily. Guide Mark Collins reports, “Largemouths and spotted bass are being caught on offshore structure like main-lake humps and points, and a lot of bass are on the old river and creek channel ledges, also. A Carolina-rigged Senko in green pumpkin/chartreuse or junebug/chartreuse is working awesome. Crankbaits, spinnerbaits and Carolina-rigs are all catching fish. Some fish are being caught flipping deeper docks with a jig or tube.”
Crappie: Fair, according to Mark. “A few fish are being caught during the day under docks on 1/24-oz. Jiffy Jigs. Primarily, the crappie will be on a night bite for the rest of the summer. Some good fish are being caught under lights at night off the deeper docks on live minnows and jigs and in 8 to 14 feet of water on the old river channel ledges in Little River and along the Coosa channel.”
Stripers: Good. “They have left the main lake and have moved to the mouth of the rivers and creeks,” said Mark. “The Cave Hole in Little River, the lower Chattooga River and Little Spring Creek are all producing some good stripers. Live shad downlined 8 to 10 feet deep and freelined is the way to catch these summer stripes. The Chattooga River from Cornwall Furnace up past the Gaylesville bridge is also producing some good stripes.”
Catfish: They are being caught in the flats and coves in 10-20 feet of water on cut shad.
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