Lake Weiss Fishing Report December 2018
Weiss: Level: 4.1 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid 50s. Clarity: Stained.
Bass: Guide and tournament pro Capt. Mike Carter reports, “Weiss was getting consistent with some solid shallow-water action, and now with the flooded conditions from the recent rains it will start narrowing down the more effective patterns. A pattern that will produce during these kind of conditions is to get into the shallow flats in the backs of creeks and use Rat-L-Traps, Echo crankbaits, and Choo Choo Shakers. These allow an angler to cover these flats to find the more aggressive fish. This will be the most effective way to create some solid action because of the fish that will move up onto these shallow areas to feed will normally be some solid ones. Wintertime is always a great time to bass fish on any lake, but Weiss can show any angler some consistent solid action.” Guide Mark Collins reports, “Bass fishing is good. A lot of bass are shallow, and Rat-L-Traps and shallow-running crankbaits are catching fish. Rip-rap is also holding bass. Shallow roadbeds and secondary points are holding fish. The spotted bass are biting good in the upper Coosa River near Riverside.”
Crappie: Guide Mark Collins reports, “Crappie fishing is good. Most fish are on the creek and river channels ledges, tight on the cover. Spider-rigging with live minnows is the way to catch these fish. Most fish are on the Coosa River channel ledges 12 to 16 feet deep, and some fish are showing up in Little River and the Chattooga River on the ledges and suspended in the river channels. The long-line trolling bite will get good the next few weeks.”
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