Lake Weiss Fishing Report – October 2006

GON Staff | September 25, 2006

Weiss: Level: 3.1 feet below full pool. Temp: 80 degrees. Clarity: The main lake is clear.

Good. According to Lake Weiss guide Jerry Sims you can catch fish a lot of different ways right now. The topwater bite has been good on Zara Spooks, Boy Howdys and buzzbaits, he said. Use the slower Spook and Boy Howdy early, then switch to the buzzbait to fish shady spots after the sun starts up. By mid morning switch to a junebug or redbug worm, and hit shallow stump flats. Jerry fishes a Zoom Finesse worm Texas rigged with a 1/8- or 1/16-oz. weight. “I like to pull a worm up on top of a stump, then let it fall of the stump,” he said. Bandit 100 series crankbaits in shad colors on stump flats are also catching fish, he said, and a jig ’n pig either on river ledges or around boat docks is still a good big-fish bait.

Crappie: The recent cold front should speed up the fish that are already moving up from deep brush and the river ledges. Trollers are already starting to pick up fish in the Little River in front of J.R.’s Marina and in Yellow Creek.

Stripers: Jerry recently said he caught five stripers on the Coosa River channel by trolling a 3/4-oz. Rat-L-Trap along the channel ledge. A lot of fish are still up the rivers and are being caught out of deep holes on live shad or cutbait. The striper fishing in the lake should pick up significantly by the middle of the month.

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