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

Summer Bass On Lake Weiss With Aaron Otting

“I’ve fished all over the United States and in Mexico, but Lake Weiss is the best bass lake that I know of.” Aaron Otting of Cartersville ought to know a good bass lake when he fishes one. During the 36 years that he was in the sporting goods business and the owner of Sportsman’s Supply…

Minimum-Size Limit Set For Lake Weiss Crappie

Beginning March 20, any crappie you catch from the Alabama side of Lake Weiss must measure 10 inches long from nose to tail or it has to go back in the lake. Alabama is imposing the new minimum size limit in an effort to increase the size of Weiss crappie. According to Alabama Fisheries Biologist…

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

Coosawattee River Record Fish