Lake Weiss Fishing Report July 2014
Weiss: Level: 0.2 feet below full pool. Temp: Low 80s. Clarity: Lightly stained.
Bass: Guide and tournament pro Warren Barnes reports, “Bass fishing on Weiss is great right now. The bass are in the summer mode all over the lake. Because of the recent high water, the early morning bite is awesome all over the lake. Strike King buzzbaits and topwaters like the Sexy Dawg are working great on the flats and around docks early in the morning. As for the buzzbaits, I have been using the squeaky, more quiet ones. If there is a breeze blowing early, work the flats with a louder clacking buzzer, and burn it back to the boat. This will draw some very hard hits from both spots and largemouth. Later in the day, the deep bass are biting good, as well. Baits like the Strike King Super Finesse Worm on a Georgia Tackle shaky head and Strike King 1/2-oz. football jig or a Series5XD crankbait is working for me. Fish these baits on the main-lake points, roadbeds and drops. Fishing at night is a blast right now, as well. Black spinnerbaits and buzzbaits are working best, and as always use something loud. As we get into August, I would look for these same patterns to still be producing. The baitfish should start bunching up into tighter groups, and the bass will do the same.” Guide Mike Carter reports, “The fishing on Weiss is going great. The summer pattern is in full swing, and fishing deep ledges has been the most consistent pattern. The water is at full pool and lightly stained from all of the recent rains. Fishing topwater lures such as 1/4-oz. buzzbaits and Excalibur Zell-Pops along seawalls next to deep water has been very good early morning and late evenings. Moving out to deep ledges up in the day and using 1/2 – 3/4 oz. Choo Choo Lures football head jigs in green pumpkin and kudzu colors have been producing very well. The deep crankbait bite on these deeper ledges has been doing great also with most of the best-producing lures being Strike Kings 6XD in citrus shad and sexy shad, matched up with 10-lb. Vicious fluorocarbon line, and when you find fish with these crankbaits hold on for some great action, especially when you find those big Spots schooled up.”
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