Lake Weiss Fishing Reports – July 2020

GON Staff | June 25, 2020

Weiss: Level: Full pool. Temp: Low 80s. Clarity: Lightly stained.

Bass: Guide and tournament pro Mike Carter reports, “Weiss is finally in its full summer patterns, which have arrived late due to the odd spring we had this year. We had several later than normal cold fronts and flooded conditions that has put a lot of normal patterns for this time of year behind. The normal summer patterns finally seem to be in full swing, and it looks like a great month for some very aggressive action. Finding the ledges and deep humps with deep crankbaits can show some very aggressive action quickly. When things slow down, going to Choo Choo football-head jigs and Carolina rigs can be the ticket to pick up where the deep cranking leaves off. One of the most fun and aggressive patterns for this lake this time of year is fishing at night. Slow-rolling big 1/2- to 3/4-oz. Choo Choo spinnerbaits at night can create some very aggressive action with some big Coosa River spots. The hit on these big spinnerbaits from these fish can be extremely habit forming and exceptionally enjoyable. Nighttime is the right time for Weiss, with more comfortable temps and feeling the jar from a massive Coosa River spotted bass.”

Crappie: Guide Mark Collins reports, “Fishing is fair. The fish have spawned and are moving to deeper cover near the spawning areas. Spider rigging with live minnows is catching fish.”

Stripe: “Striper fishing is fair. Some fish are starting to be caught in the upper Chattooga River on live shad,” said Mark.

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