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 2022

By GON Staff | September 29, 2022

Weiss: Level: 0.2 feet below 564. Temp: 77-80 degrees. Clarity: Clear.  Multiple Species: Guide Mark Collins reports, “Bass fishing is good, and they are on the creek and river channel ledges. Deep-running crankbaits and Carolina rigs are catching fish. Some bass are being caught shallow in the grass. Crappie fishing is fair, and they are on deeper brush in 10 to 18 feet of water and can be caught spider rigging with minnows and Jiffy Jigs. Some crappie are still being caught shooting docks with jigs. Some fish are showing up on the river channel ledges in 12 to 15 feet of water. Striper fishing is good, and they are in the lower Chattooga River, the Cave Hole and Little Spring Creek. Live shad downlined and freelined is the way to catch these fish. Catfish are biting good in the bays and creeks in 8 to 15 feet of water. Cutbait…

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Lake Weiss Articles

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…

Weiss Crappie Primed For Good February

Crappie fishing is consistently good on Lake Weiss. The Coosa River reservoir, located mostly in northeastern Alabama near Cedar Bluff, has long been labeled the “crappie capital of the world.” Fishermen from near and far flock to Weiss, and the crappie generally cooperate. Most years are good; others can be phenomenal. Local guide and tournament…

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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