Lake Weiss Fishing Report October 2016
Weiss: Level: 3.2 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid 80s. Clarity: Green from algae bloom.
Bass: Fair. Guide Mark Collins reports, “The cooler nights the past week cooled the water a little and put some oxygen back in. Some bass have moved shallow. Look for the fishing to start getting really good again after the cool fronts of September. While some bass have moved shallower, a lot of bass are still on deeper cover, under deeper docks and on the creek and river channel ledges, humps and submerged roadbeds. They are being caught on medium- to deep-running crankbaits, 1/2-oz. spinnerbaits, Carolina-rigged plastics and jigs. The topwater bite is fair on deeper banks and seawalls early and late. Some bass are still being caught shallow around grass on deeper banks.”
Crappie: “The Weiss crappie fishing is getting better, and most fish are on the main Coosa River channel ledges in 12 to 16 feet of water on cover,” Mark said. “They can be caught spider-rigging with minnows. Night fishing is good under lights and over structure. A lot of Weiss crappie are being caught under docks in the upper Chattooga River and the main lake by shooting jigs.”
Striper: Mark Collins reports, “Striper fishing is fair, and they are being caught in the lower Chattooga River, at the Cave Hole in Little River and in Little Spring Creek. Try downlining and flatlining live shad 8 to 10 feet deep in the river channel.”
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