Lake Weiss Fishing Report September 2015
Weiss: Level: 0.1 feet below full pool. Temp: Low 80s. Clarity: Light stain.
Bass: Guide Mike Carter reports, “The fishing on Weiss has been somewhat slow during the day, but at night the Coosa River spotted bass come alive. Fishing Weiss during the daytime has consisted of using 1/2- to 3/4-oz. Choo Choo Lures jigs along deep river and creek ledges. When this pattern fails to produce, the main go-to pattern is flipping docks that are scattered all along the backwater and main river areas. This has produced best with shaky head worms and 1/4- to 1/2-oz. jigs. The fun pattern for Weiss Lake right now is fishing for big spotted bass at night. These fish go into another gear at night, and when you slow-roll a big Choo Choo Lures spinnerbait along deep points and ledges, the experience of feeling a big spot slam your spinnerbait and start jumping and pulling as hard as they do is just absolutely indescribable. This night pattern will carry on well through the fall months as these bass will get even more aggressive as the cooler temps arrive.” Guide Mark Collins reports, “Most bass are deep on their summer pattern. Weiss had a big algae bloom over the past few weeks, and it has started depleting the oxygen levels in the lake, so most fish are going to be lethargic. Jigs, Carolina-rigged plastics, deep-running crankbaits and big willowleaf spinnerbaits slow-rolled are catching fish. The topwater bite is on early and late, also. With a cool front moving through, the water temps are dropping slowly, and some bass might start moving shallower to the cooler water.”
Crappie: Fair. “They are in deeper water on cover in the flats and the river channel ledges,” guide Mark Collins said. “Spider rigging with live minnows over cover in 12 to 16 feet of water is producing some fair fishing. Night fishing under lights and on lighted docks is producing the best crappie fishing right now.”
Striper: Fair. Mark reports, “Stripers are being caught in the main lake on the old channel ledges and in Little River and the lower Chattooga River. Use live shad downlined 8 to 12 feet and on flatlines.”
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