Lake Weiss Fishing Report March 2012

GON Staff | February 29, 2012

Weiss: Level: 3.1 feet below full pool. Temp: 51-55 degrees. Clarity: Stained.

Bass: Very good. Guide Warren Barnes reports, “The bass are very active all over the lake. Crankbaits like the new Jackall ASKA and Bling are producing very well in the creeks, and both largemouths and spots are in prespawn mode. If there is a good wind blowing, try a jerkbait like a Jackall Squirrel to get those very active fish. On calm days, the shaky head has begun to produce some quality fish. I am fishing the shaky head around hard-rock bottoms and skipping the docks and around laydowns to produce some quality spots and largemouths, and I am using 8- and 15-lb. Fight Line fluorocarbon to catch these fish. Do not be surprised if you see some very big fish with this finessse technique, because on the calmer days the bigger females tend to like smaller offerings.” Guide Mark Collins reports, “The spotted bass are biting in Little River and the Chattooga River. They are also being caught on main-lake points and humps. Drop-shot rigs with a small craw or 4-inch Senko worm are working well. A Carolina-rigged Senko worm is also catching fish. Largemouths are starting to be caught in the bays and creeks on deeper brush and secondary points. Spinnerbaits and Carolina-rigged plastics and the Alabama Rig are producing fish.”

Crappie: Excellent. “A lot of crappie are being caught by longline trolling in Little River and Little Spring Creek,” Mark said. “The bays and creeks in the upper Coosa River are starting to produce a lot of crappie, also. The coves in the lower lake around Bay Springs are starting to produce some fish, too. Use 1/16- and 1/24-oz. Jiffy Jigs in colors JJ05, JJ08, JJ13, JJ17 and JJ25. A few crappie are starting to be caught shooting docks with jigs.”

Stripers: Slow, according to Mark.

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