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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

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…

Weiss Bass Get Back To Eating

As I slid my vessel into the fertile waters of Weiss Lake, my mind drifted back to 1985 and a time when life was simpler and youthful ignorance was bliss. My first boat was a gift from my father for an honor roll school year that both he and I knew was hard earned, and…

Weiss, Coosa Stocked With 30,000 Stripers

The fisheries departments from Georgia and Alabama have combined efforts to stock 30,000 striped bass fingerlings in the Coosa River above Lake Weiss in the past month. The striper stocking, the first in this lake and river system since the mid 1980s, will supplement an existing population that is one of the few landlocked, freshwater…

Weiss Bass Are Easy Pickings In November

If you like fishing shallow rocks, wood and grass, Weiss is the place to be in November. Big Coosa spots and quality largemouth are around seawalls, logs and brush, feeding up for winter, and they are easier to target and catch on a wide variety of baits. The Coosa River flows out of Georgia at…

Weiss Great For Spring Crappie

Crappie fishermen know they are headed to the right lake when they get near Weiss and start seeing signs proclaiming it is the “Crappie Fishing Capital of the World.” Those signs on the roads leading to Centre, Alabama give you an idea of the importance of crappie fishing in the area. Weiss is on the…

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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