Lake Weiss Fishing Reports – August 2020

GON Staff | July 30, 2020

Weiss: Level: 0.1 foot below full pool. Temp: Upper 80s to low 90s. Clarity: Lightly stained.

Bass: Guide and tournament pro Mike Carter reports, “Weiss has turned into a tough lake with this extremely hot weather. Staying focused on deep river and creek ledges has been the most productive pattern thus far. The main lures have been soft plastics on shaky heads and Carolina rigs, and also Choo Choo Lures football head jigs. Taking soft plastics and covering a few hundred docks can also produce the best numbers with fish in the shade trying to escape the heat. The best pattern and also the most fun pattern for this time of year is getting out at night and going after those mean Coosa River spotted bass. These bad dudes get aggressive at night and can show you a fantastic time while slow-rolling big Choo Choo Lures spinnerbaits paired with Fishbites Bob’s Frogs trailer. This a great way to catch late summer bass, and it gets you out from the crazy heat. It’s immensely hot right now, so take care of the fish and most of all take care of yourself by staying hydrated with plenty of water. Have some fun!” Guide Mark Collins reports, “Bass fishing is fair at Weiss with most fish on offshore structure and the river and creek channel ledges. Spinnerbaits, Carolina rigs and medium-running crankbaits are working best. The spotted bass are doing well on deeper structure and the creek channel ledges, with Carolina rigs and crankbaits are working best.”

Crappie: Guide Mark Collins reports, “Crappie fishing is fair, and they are on deeper cover in the main lake and bays. Spider rigging with live minnows and jigs is catching fish.”

Stripe: “Striper fishing is good,” Mark said. “Fish are being caught in the upper Chattooga River, the Cave Hole and Little Spring Creek on live shad downlined about 8 feet deep and also on freelines.”

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