Lake Weiss Fishing Report August 2014
Weiss: Level: 0.1 feet below full pool. Temp: Low. Clarity: Lightly stained.
Bass: Guide and tournament pro Warren Barnes reports, “Most of the bass I am catching have been shallow. In the mornings, I am catching some good fish on a Strike King Sexy Dawg topwater bait around seawalls and rip-rap. As the day progresses, I have been catching fish on Strike King Series 1 and 2 crankbaits and spinnerbaits pretty much on all types of wood structure. If the bite slows, I will go to flipping a Rage craw or jig in these same places. The night bite is still good all over the lake, as well. Black jigs and spinnerbaits are working great around steep banks and rip-rap. As we get closer to September, I look for the transition bite to kick in as the shad start schooling. Shallow crankbaits, buzzbaits and any shad-type bait should work.” Guide Mark Collins reports, “Bass fishing is good. They are being caught on deep brush 8 feet deep or more, under deeper docks and on the creek and river channel ledges. Jig ’n pigs, crankbaits, spinnerbaits and Carolina-rigged plastics are all producing some good bass. After the rain we have had, look for some good bass to move to culverts under roads and the falls at Yellow Creek where fresh water is running in the lake.”
Crappie: Fair. “They have moved back to deeper water. Spider-rigging with live minnows on the creek and river channel ledges and deep brush in the flats is the way to catch these summer crappie. Shooting docks is producing a few crappie, also.”
Striper: Great. “They are being caught in the lower Chattooga River, the Cave Hole and Little Spring Creek on live shad downlined about 8 to 10 feet deep and also on flatlined live shad.”
Catfish: They are biting good in the deeper flats of the lake on cut bait, Mark said.
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