Lake Weiss Fishing Report October 2014

GON Staff | October 1, 2014

Weiss: Level: 0.9 feet below full pool. Temp: Falling into the 70s. Clarity: Lightly stained.

Guide Mike Carter reports, “The shallow bite has been extremely slow, but the ledge bite has still been producing very well. This has been the most consistent pattern all summer, but with the fall temps approaching, look for the shallow bite to really turn on. This type of fishing during this time of year can be very exciting with shallow square-bill crankbaits and 1/2-oz. Rat-L-Traps paired with medium-heavy action Hammer Rods 7-foot, 3-inch and 7-foot, 6-inches in length and a high-speed reel can produce not only some good numbers of fish but also some very good quality fish as well. The water level has started to drop, and when the temps start to drop, covering shallow points leading in and out of the lake’s many backwater pockets will be the most consistent pattern. Some of the more productive Rat-L-Trap colors for this time of year are sexy west, chrome/blue back, and gold chrome. There are a lot of very good colors that Rat-L-Trap produces, and the new triple-grip hooks ensures a good hook-up and less chance of losing your fish.”

Crappie: Guide Mark Collins reports, “The crappie have started turning on, and it will get better with the cooling trend coming in this week. Fishing is good. There are crappie on the flats in 7 to 10 feet of water on stumps and brushpiles. Spider rigging with live minnows around brush on the flats is the way to catch these crappie. Shooting docks is producing a few crappie, also.”

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