Lake Weiss Fishing Report – January 2020

GON Staff | December 31, 2019

Weiss: Level: 5.5 feet below full pool. Temp: Low 50s. Clarity: Light stain.

Bass: Guide and tournament angler Mike Carter reports, “Weiss Lake is down to its winter pool level, and this can make navigating this lake a little hazardous. The upside of this is the fishing can be great with the fish getting more aggressive, especially the ‘Big Girls’ that Weiss is known for this time of year. Look for areas that consist of rip-rap and chunk rocks for what can be a very consistent pattern. The main lures for these areas are an Echo crankbait, a Choo Choo Rocker jig and a Choo Choo Shaker. When there’s a few warm days in a row, look for the shallow stump flats and burn a 1/2-oz. Rat-L-Trap for some great action. The sun will warm these areas up, and the action can be an absolute blast.” Guide Mark Collins reports some spotted bass schooling action in Little River and in the Coosa near Riverside Campground.

Crappie: Guide Mark Collins reports, “A lot of fish have started to suspend in the river channels 8 to 14 feet deep. Longline trolling with Jiffy Jigs is producing some good fishing. Blue color combinations are working best right now. The Float-n-Fly technique is working well, also. Pushing minnows 12 to 14 feet deep on the edges of the river channels is also working.”

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