Lake Weiss Fishing Report – June 2010
Weiss: Level: 0.2 feet below full pool. Temp: 80-84 degrees. Clarity: Clear down the lake; lightly stained in the upper sections.
Bass: Excellent. Guide Warren Barnes reports, “Largemouths are up in the grass and on the seawalls early and are being caught on all types of topwater baits. The frog bite seems to be the best producer in the grass, and hard baits like the Jackall Bonnie or the Rico Popper are working better on seawalls. I have been catching some very big spots in open water. Slow-roll a Secret Weapon spinnerbait and use a shaky head paired with a Grande Bass Indigo worm in the creek channels and ditches close to the main river. On windy days I have been loading up on these big spotted bass in the same areas using a Jackall DD Squirrel 79sp jerkbait. As we look forward into June, I would look for the daytime dock pattern to start being the prime pattern. Try using flipping baits such as a jig ’n pigs or a creature bait like a Grande Bass Mutant. The nighttime bass-fishing action will be in full swing, as well. I like using black-and-chartreuse jigs, and black Secret Weapon spinnerbaits and buzzbaits. Because of all the underwater obstructions, navigating Lake Weiss at night can be hazardous. Please use extreme caution.” Guide Mark Collins reports, “Some good largemouths are being caught. Some fish are moving to the grass as it is turning green. Double willowleaf spinnerbaits, jigs, tubes and plastic lizards and worms are catching these fish. Some fish are starting to be caught flipping shallow docks, also. The spotted bass are showing up on gravel or rocky secondary points and humps in the coves and bays. Rat-L-Traps, crankbaits and spinnerbaits are catching these fish.”
Crappie: Fair. Mark said some stringers of fish are being caught trolling in 3 to 5 feet of water on 1/24-oz. Jiffy Jigs in colors JJ11, JJ12, JJ13, JJ17, JJ20, JJ24, JJ25, JJ34, JJ37, JJ40. “Mud Creek is producing some good fish. All the creeks in the Riverside area are producing some fish trolling. Godfreys is also producing some fish,” Mark said. “The crappie are starting to move under the docks also. Church House Cove and Anderson’s Cove, Little Nose and Big Nose creeks are producing crappie under the docks. Some fish are being caught on shallow brush on minnows under a float.”
Striper: Fair, according to Mark. “They are spawning way up in the headwaters of the Chattooga River and the Coosa River. Live or cut shad on the bottom on a Carolina rig is a great way to catch these spawning fish.”
Catfish: Good. “They are being caught in the flats and coves in 4 to 10 feet of water on cut shad,” Mark said.
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