Lake Weiss Fishing Report June 2011

GON Staff | May 26, 2011

Weiss: Level: 0.2 feet below full pool. Temp: 80-84 degrees. Clarity: Clear down the lake; lightly stained up the lake.

Bass: Good and improving. Guide Warren Barnes reports, “Both largemouths and spots have been in the postspawn mode. I have been catching some quality largemouths around the entire lake using all types of topwater baits such as the Jackall SK-Pop, buzzbaits and frogs around seawalls, grass and points. After the sun gets high, I have been going to a Texas-rigged Senko and flipping around docks and other cover. Spotted bass are beginning to show up on the flats early and are hitting topwaters, but then they will pull off to the drops and ditches to feed later in the day. A shaky-head worm and Jackall Flick Shake worm have been the best producers for these spots late in the day. As we get into warmer weather, I will look for the boat dock and ledge bite to be in full swing. Flipping jigs and craw baits in and around the boat docks is always a good pattern. On the ledges, I recommend football jigs, Texas-rigged worms and big crankbaits to get those deep fish. Night fishing on Weiss will be at its peak as well. Try using black spinnerbaits and jigs around rip-rap and hard bottoms.” Guide Mark Collins said they’re catching bass shallow in the spawning areas. “Most fish have spawned, but a few are still on bed. The fish that have spawned are moving to the grass and to secondary points. Spinnerbaits in the grass and shallow-running crankbaits out in front of the grass and on secondary points are catching a lot of good fish. Lizards and craws in the grass are also catching a lot of fish. Jigs on deeper banks near spawning areas are producing some good bass. The topwater bite is also starting to turn on. The spotted bass have spawned, and they have moved back out to secondary points and main-lake points.”

Good. Mark said the crappie are on brush and stumps in 3 to 6 feet of water. “They are being caught long-line trolling with 1/24-oz. Jiffy Jigs in colors JJ13, JJ17 and JJ24. Shooting docks is also starting to produce a lot of crappie. Casting jigs under a float about 2 to 3 feet deep over and around brushpiles and around docks is catching some good crappie. Minnows around shallow brush are producing some good crappie, also,” Mark said.

Good. Fish the flats and coves in 6 to 10 feet of water on cut shad, Mark said.

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