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

Shallow Summer Bass On Weiss

It’s too hot to go fishing in July, and the bass are sluggish and don’t bite anyway, right? Wrong! If you sit home under an air conditioner rather than going bass fishing, you will miss out on some good catches, especially if you go to Weiss Lake. Weiss is a very pretty 30,200-acre Alabama Power…

Fish Weiss For Big December Spotted Bass

All I want for Christmas is two big bass! And if they are magnum spots, that is even better. Weiss is not always the first lake to come to mind for anglers who desire big spots, but there are a lot of 3- and 4-pounders feeding shallow during December at Weiss. Coosa spotted bass are…

Lake Weiss Crappie Up Tight Or Trolled

The reputation of Lake Weiss as one of the country’s most consistent crappie producers is well deserved. Slab after slab, year after year, the 30,000-acre lake in northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama at the head of the Coosa River chain reinforces its reputation and its nickname of Crappie Capital of the World. April is perhaps…

Special Time For Weiss Bass

In my experiences with guide Lee Pitts, he is one of the most optimistic members of the fishing community around Lake Weiss. So when he welcomed me with the “It’s tough” warning on a trip to Lake Weiss in late July, I knew the fishing must indeed be slow. Despite ideal mid-summer fishing conditions—air temperatures…

Weiss in February Means It’s Jerkbait Time

Warren Barnes has been a contributor to GON’s fishing reports for a number of years. A few months ago, Warren called our office. “I’m going to let y’all in on a good one,” he said. We’re in the business of sharing hot fishing information with our readers, so we were all ears. Warren shared with…

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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