Lake Weiss Fishing Report – February 2010

GON Staff | January 26, 2010

Weiss: Level: 3.8 feet below full pool. Temp: 35-40 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Warren Barnes reports, “All the recent cold weather has bass biting slow. I have found a pattern on the deeper river ledges where I have been catching both spots and largemouths by using a black-and-blue Revenge Jig with a Grande Bass Mega Chunk and a 1/8-oz. shaky head with a Grande Bass finesse worm. Let them both flow through the rocks and stumps with the current. The bites are very light, so make sure you set the hook if you feel the slightest resistance. If we get some warmer weather, look for this bite to improve all over the lake. These same fish will become more active. Try using the baits like the Jackall Muscle Deep crankbait to catch these fish. As we move into March, look for the bass to start moving shallow on points and flats. Try throwing jerkbaits like the Jackall Squad Minnow and rattling baits like the Tn/70.” Mark Collins reports, “Bass fishing is fair, and very few largemouths are being caught, but the spotted bass are still active. The upper part of Little River and the Chattooga River are loaded with spotted bass, and they will stay there through the winter. Any cover on deeper, rocky banks is sure to be holding some spots. They can be caught on a Texas-rigged, 4-inch Zoom Dead Ringer or a 5-inch Senko worm in pumpkin seed, watermelon seed or junebug. A drop-shot rig is also catching spotted bass.”

“Crappie fishing is fair. Some are being caught in the lower Chattooga River on a float-n-fly and live minnows 4 to 5 feet deep on the edges of the old river channel,” said Mark. “Use two, 1/16-oz. Jiffy Jigs 4 to 5 feet under a float. The upper Coosa River from Riverside Campground up to the Georgia line is producing a few fish in the log jams on minnows and jigs.”

Catfish: Catfish are biting goodo n the flats in 6 to 10 feet of water on cut shad, said Mark.

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