Lake Weiss Fishing Report – February 2019

GON Staff | January 25, 2019

Weiss: Level: Full pool. Temp: Upper 40s. Clarity: Stained.

Bass: Guide and tournament angler Capt. Mike Carter reports, “Weiss has been constantly changing water levels with all of the hard rains. With these constant changes, it can also make the fishing conditions a little tough. Still, this is the time of year that getting out and dealing with the weather and the changes of water levels on this lake can still produce some exciting action. An angler can’t go wrong with covering main-lake points and creek channel edges with Rat-L-Traps, Echos and MR6s. When you get the opportunity to experience some decent weather conditions, move up into the more shallower stump-filled flats. This can give you the opportunity to catch some of the larger Lake Weiss big ’uns! Taking Choo Choo Shakers in 3/8- to 1/2-oz. sizes and wallowing these baits around the stumps can get your string stretched. It’s a great time of year to get out for some consistent bass fishing action on Lake Weiss, even despite the inconsistent weather conditions, so get out and enjoy it!” Guide Mark Collins reports, “Most fish still on a deeper winter pattern on deep brush and on the creek and river ledges. The spotted bass are doing good in the upper Coosa River near Riverside, in Little River and on the Chattooga River. Jerkbaits are catching a lot of bass. Alabama Rigs are also catching fish.”

Crappie: Guide Mark Collins reports, “Crappie fishing is good. Most fish are suspended 8 to 12 feet deep over the river and creek channels. Long-line trolling with Jiffy Jigs in 1/24- and 1/16-oz. are producing a lot of fish. Blue color patterns seem to be working best. Casting a Float-N-Fly is also catching a lot of fish. Fishing minnows under a float 6 to 10 feet deep is also working good.”

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