Bass, Crappie, and Striper Fishing On Coosa River
October 25th 2006
LAKE WEISS IS DOWN 2.9 FEET STAINED AND 58 DEGREES
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Bass fishing is good The Large mouth have moved up shallow in the back of the bays on points and shallow flats and they are chasing shad, they are being caught on crank baits, spinner baits and jerk baits. Some fish are also being caught on rocky banks on plastics and crank baits. The Spotted Bass are still out on the deeper channel ledges and points. Stroking a 3/8 or 1/2 ounce stanley jig in a crawfish pattern with a Zoom pumpkin seed chunk trailer is working great, crank baits and carolina rigs are working well also.
A shallow running crank bait like the new Gizz 4 crank bait from Smack Tackle www.smacktackle.com is working awesome right now ! It is the best shad imitation crank bait I have ever used ! This is a new bait and I caught fish on it the first time I used it, Spotted Bass, Large mouth and Stripers love them! Use All Pro Rod APX Series www.allprorods.com The Finest Fishing Rods Available Today !
To keep your catch ALIVE for the weigh in make sure you use a Keep Alive Oxygen Infuso2r Aeration system www.keepalive.net
Crappie fishing is great. The crappie are biting awesome ! Come on down to Weiss for some hot fall action. Fish the old Coosa river channel drops using minnows and a bottom bouncing rig. Tons of 60 fish limits have been coming in this month using this technique. Tie a 1/2 or 3/4 ounce bell sinker on your main line then come up 16 inches and tie a eagle claw size 1 snelled aberdeen hook on the line, then drop this rig to the bottom and bring it back up one crank of your reel off the bottom. Fish the drop offs of the old river channels and look for any structure on the drop and work the structure slowly with your trolling motor. Target the 12-16 feet range in the Coosa river channel from the mouth of Bay Springs cove, up river to the causeway at Cedar Bluff. Use a quality All Pro spinning rod in 5 or 6 foot length with a medium action .
Striper fishing is Good The stripers are in the coosa river below the cause way in Cedar Bluff down to Leesburg. Look for the fish on the ledges in 12-20 feet of water, fish a live shad on a down line for some hot action. Down river below the Cedar bluff bridge is holding plenty of fish, fish directly behind the old roadway that makes a point on the down river side.
The White Bass and Yellow Bass are schooling on top early and late in the main lake, look for flats near the old river channel near Yellow Creek. Use a White or Yellow Rooster Tail or a Little George for lots of action.
Use a All Pro Rods Striper Special APX series. www.allprorods.com The Finest Fishing Rods Available Today !
To keep your live bait Alive make sure to use a Keep Alive Bait Tank and Oxygen Infuso2r Aeration System www.keepalive.net
Catfish are biting great. The catfish are biting all over the lake and they are being caught by jug fishermen and people fishing off of docks are really catching alot of fish on Chicken livers and night crawlers, use cut shad or live bream for the bigger fish and fish the main coosa river below the big bridge in Cedar Bluff.
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Come fish with me on Weiss Lake, Alabama The Crappie Capital of the World and Striper Capital of the South for a fishing trip of a life time !
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Thank you and have fun fishing.
About The Author: Captain Mark Collins
Company: Mark Collins Guide Service
Area Reporting: Weiss Lake Alabama
Bio: With over 36 years of experience fishing this lake and more than 12 years as a professional guide with a proven record of CATCHING FISH I can assure you of a quality trip.For a fishing trip of a lifetime come fish with me on world famous Weiss Lake Alabama the Crappie Capital of the World !