Lake Weiss Fishing Report March 2014

GON Staff | March 5, 2014

Weiss: Level: 3.1 feet below full pool. Temp: 48-50 degrees. Clarity: Stained.

Bass: Bill Hamlin, of Little River Marina, says bass fishing is very slow compared to crappie fishing. “The bass just aren’t biting like the crappie are,” he said. “But this good weather has had everybody out trying. A few people say they are catching a few on shaky heads fished on deep structure and by slow-rolling spinnerbaits on the channel ledges. The bass fishing just isn’t right yet.”

Crappie: Bill reports, “Crappie fishing is incredible. Everybody who comes in has a limit. These crappie have gotten shallow up in Spring Creek, and they are all in the stumps. A bunch of fishermen are catching them using just a jig up under a float. Some are trolling and catching a bunch in Spring Creek longline trolling with jigs. Everybody who’s going is loading the boat.” Guide Mark Collins reports, “Look for the fishing to really turn on in a lot of different areas of the lake with the warming trend coming in. This year is going to be one of the best ever for crappie fishing on Weiss Lake. They are being caught long-line trolling in Little River and Little Spring Creek on 1/16- and 1/24-oz. Jiffy Jigs in colors JJ13, JJ17 and Mark’s Special Blue. Crappie are also being caught in the Chattooga River on a Float-n-Fly and tight-lining a jig about 8 feet deep. The log jams in the Coosa River near River Side Campground are also producing some crappie on a Float-n-Fly and tightlining a jig. Three Mile Creek is also producing some fish at the bridge on minnows and a Float-n-Fly.”

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