Lake Weiss Fishing Report October 2018
Weiss: Level: 1 foot below full pool. Temp: Low to mid 80s. Clarity: Light stain.
Bass: Guide and tournament pro Mike Carter reports, “The fall temps are approaching, and the action on Lake Weiss is getting ready to get cranked up. When I say cranked up, I’m meaning this lake can show any angler a fantastic time with several different cranking patterns. The most fun and most consistent for this time of year is to be prepared to cover a lot of water with Rat-L-Traps and Echo crankbaits. Look for main-lake rocky and stump-filled points to produce some great action with some mean Coosa River spotted bass. The other main pattern for this time of year is to cover seawalls and rip-rap areas with Bull Shad swimbaits and Stutter Step topwater baits for some early morning and late evening action. This is another pattern that can produce some solid fish to start or end your day on the lake with. Lake Weiss is also a very dangerous lake to navigate this time of year due to falling water levels, so using your electronics can be vital to prevent any damage to your boat. Get out and have some fun!”
Crappie: Guide Mark Collins reports, “Crappie fishing is fair. Most fish are still on deeper brushpiles and creek channel ledges. Spider rigging with live minnows is the way to catch these fish still on summertime areas. Look for the fishing to get better after the first cooling trend and the baitfish and crappie move to shallower docks and brushpiles.”
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