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 – November 2022

By GON Staff | October 27, 2022

Weiss: Level: 1.2 feet below 564. Temp: 60-63 degrees. Clarity: Clear.  Multiple Species: Guide Mark Collins reports, “Bass fishing is good, and they are still on the creek and river channel ledges. Deep-running crankbaits and Carolina rigs are catching fish. A lot of bass are starting to move shallow on secondary points. Crappie fishing is good, and they are moving to the Coosa River channel 14 to 20 feet deep and can be caught spider rigging with minnows and Jiffy Jigs. Some crappie are still being caught shooting docks with jigs. Striper fishing is poor and no reports in the last few weeks. Catfish are biting good in the bays and creeks in 8 to 15 feet of water. Cutbait is working best.” Lake Weiss Page: Archived Articles, News & Fishing Reports

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Lake Weiss Articles

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…

Lake Weiss For June Crappie

Each year more than 500,000 anglers from all over the nation come to Weiss Lake, an Alabama Power hydroelectric lake known as “The Crappie Capital of the World.” Many of them come to catch some big, tasty slabs. June of this year marks the 58th year anniversary of the Weiss impoundment, and this lake today…

Coosa River Record Fish

Striped Bass36-lbs.Andrew Coombs04/24/05
Channel Catfish19-lbs., 8-ozs.Ty Adams05/30/98
Blue Catfish61-lbs., 4.8-ozs.John Jones04/10/04
Flathead Catfish46-lbs., 6.4-ozs.Aaron Churchwell09/16/15
Longnose Gar31-lbs., 2-ozs.Rachel Harrison03/19/22
Freshwater Drum10-lbs., 13.6-ozs.Jenna Thomas05/16/19
White Crappie3-lbs., 3.5-ozs.Rita Ware02/02/19
Walleye7-lbs., 4-ozs.Samuel Luster02/05/89

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