Lake Weiss Fishing Report – January 2019

GON Staff | December 23, 2018

Weiss: Level: 3.3 feet below full pool. Temp: Upper 40s. Clarity: Stained.

Bass: Guide and tournament angler Capt. Mike Carter reports, “Weiss Lake should be working its way down to its winter pool level, but with all of the recent rains we’ve had, it will go down a couple of feet then back up again. With these conditions, it makes an angler work for some consistent action. The main pattern for some aggressive fishing is to focus on points leading to deeper areas with 1/4- to 1/2-oz, Rat-L-Traps and Echo crankbaits. The other consistent pattern is searching for docks with decent depth of water around them and using the Echo crankbait and Choo Choo Shakers being bumped against the outer poles to get some great action. The weather will be constantly changing, and so will the water levels, but Weiss can produce some fantastic action this time of year, and the fun part is having most of the lake to yourself. Get out and enjoy some great wintertime fishing!”

Crappie: Guide Mark Collins reports, “The crappie fishing is great at Weiss in the winter. Most fish are suspended 8 to 12 feet deep over the river and creek channels. You can catch numbers and good-sized crappie by longline trolling with Jiffy Jigs in 1/24- and 1/16-oz. sizes. Also try casting a Float-n-Fly rig, which is also catching a lot of fish. Simple fishing with minnows under a float 6 to 8 feet deep is also working good.”

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