Lake Weiss Fishing Report November 2016

GON Staff | October 26, 2016

Weiss: Level: 4.9 feet below full pool. Temp: Low 70s. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Good. Capt. Mike Carter reports, “Weiss Lake has really turned on in the past few weeks, and for the next few weeks it should really get cranked up. The water is already down to its winter level, and the bass have really started stacking up on the points that are close to deep water. The topwater bite with buzzbaits and Spooks early morning and late evenings has started to pick up and will only get better. The most productive pattern has been using Echo 1.75 crankbaits made by Rat-L-Trap around points that have a lot of stumps and rocks and are close to deeper water. Getting aggressive with this crankbait and covering a lot of water has been the ticket for some exciting action. Fall is here, and Weiss Lake this time of year can be an exciting lake to fish for spotted and largemouth bass. Get out and have some fun.” Guide Mark Collins reports, “The cooler nights the past few weeks have cooled the water a lot and put some oxygen back in the water, and a lot of bass have moved shallow. Bass fishing is good, and they are being caught on Rat L Traps, shallow-running flat-sided crankbaits, spinnerbaits and jigs.”

Crappie: Guide Mark Collins reports, “Crappie fishing is great, and most fish are on the main Coosa River channel ledges in 12 to 16 feet of water on cover. Weiss crappie can be caught spider-rigging with live minnows fished 2 to 4 feet above the bottom on a drop-shot rig. Some fish are being caught under docks in the main lake by shooting jigs with a 1/24-oz. Jiffy Jig. The colors JJ13 and JJ17 are working great.”

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