Coosa River Records


Lake Weiss

Weiss Lake is located mostly in northeastern Alabama and is owned and operated by the Alabama Power Co. The lake consists of 30,200 acres and is fed from the Coosa River, Chattooga River (Alabama–Georgia) and Little River, offering over 447 miles  of shoreline and fishing cover that ranges from shallow flats to deep channel ledges.

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Lake Weiss Fishing Report – October 2023

By GON Staff | September 27, 2023

Weiss: Level: 0.2 feet below 564. Temp: 78-80 degrees. Clarity: Light stain. Multiple Species: Guide Mark Collins reports, “Bass fishing is good, and some have started moving shallow in the bays on secondary points. Creek and river channel ledges are still producing using Carolina rigs and crankbaits. Crappie fishing is fair, and they are on the creek and river channel ledges and deeper brush. They can be caught spider rigging with live minnows over deep brush. Shooting docks with jigs is also producing some fish, Look for the crappie to really start biting as the water cools down. Striper fishing is good, and they are being caught in Little River and the Chattooga River on live shad downlined and freelined. Catfish are biting good in the bays and creeks in 8 to 15 feet of water. Cutbait is working best.” For more on fishing with Mark, go to Lake…

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Lake Weiss Articles

Weiss Bass Shallow In The Summertime Sun

If you would rather start your day catching spots and largemouth on topwater baits in grassbeds rather than sitting in air-conditioned comfort, head to Lake Weiss. You can then flip docks and probe ledges and catch bass all day. Bass fishing on Weiss can be good despite the summer heat. Lake Weiss is a 30,200-acre…

Winter Crappie Fishing On Coosa River Reservoirs

If you love to head to the woods this time of year to pursue white-tailed deer, Capt. Lee Pitts is right there with you. However, if you want to take a break from the deer stand and catch crappie on Weiss or Neely Henry reservoirs, Pitts is your man. “If you want to catch crappie…

Prespawn Patterns And Locations For Weiss Bass

Fish docks and rocks to catch March prespawn bass on Weiss Lake.  That pattern may seem too simple, and it can be if you don’t fish the right docks and rocks. Focusing on the prespawn movement of bass will head you in the right direction. Weiss is a shallow 32,120-acre Alabama Power Co. lake on…

Rome City Limit Striped Bass

The below article and video first aired in June 1999 with striper angler Glenn Brown, GON writer Lindsay Thomas Jr. and GON-TV cameraman Eric Thornton. Join them for an amazing day of fish catching on the Coosa River more than 20 years ago. Subscribe to GON’s Youtube channel. “If a location is going to produce…

Summer Structure For Weiss Bass

Rocks, docks, seawalls, grass—Weiss Lake is full of bass-holding, fun-to-fish structure, and the reservoir can produce good catches of spotted bass and largemouth in August. Weiss is a 30,200-acre Alabama Power Co. lake on the Coosa River. A small part of the upper Coosa is in Georgia, but an Alabama fishing license is required to…

Coosa River Record Fish

Striped Bass36-lbs.Andrew Coombs04/24/2005
Channel Catfish19-lbs., 8-ozs.Ty Adams05/30/1998
Blue Catfish61-lbs., 4.8-ozs.John Jones04/10/04
Flathead Catfish46-lbs., 6.4-ozs.Aaron Churchwell09/16/2015
Longnose Gar31-lbs., 2-ozs.Rachel Harrison03/19/2022
Freshwater Drum10-lbs., 13.6-ozs.Jenna Thomas05/16/19
Black Crappie3-lbs., 11-ozs.James King03/19/2023
Walleye7-lbs., 4-ozs.Samuel Luster02/05/1989
White Crappie3-lbs., 3.5-ozs.Rita Ware02/02/2019

Coosawattee River Record Fish