Coosa River Crappie Fishing Is Great

2006-09-27 21:17:07
Weiss Lake, Alabama - Freshwater Fishing Report
Coosa River

Weiss Lake Alabama Fishing Report By Mark Collins Guide Service


September 27th 2006


For Reports On Other Area Lakes Please Visit

Bass fishing is good Most have moved shallow following the shad with the falling water temperature. Some fish are still deep in the main lake. A shallow running crank bait like the new Gizz 4 crank bait from Smack Tackle 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, Largemouth and Stripers love them! Look for schools of shad in the back of the bays and creeks. Working a flat sided crank bait in the areas where the shad are present will produce some good stringers of bass.

Use All Pro Rod APX Series 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

Crappie fishing is great. The crappie have started biting great on minnows on the old Coosa river channel drops using minnows and a bottom bouncing rig.Alot of 60 fish limits have been coming in this week 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 dropoffs 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, upriver 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 poor with the fast falling water level the fish have moved from their summer haunts in the major creeks and rivers. Most fish are in the main lake and they are moving around alot right now and no one pattern is working well. A few weeks and cooler water and they should be on a predictable pattern again.

Use a All Pro Rods Striper Special APX series. 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

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.

For all your outdoor needs please visit Marks Outdoors Sports in Birmingham Alabama. The most complete sporting goods store in Alabama !

For all the best deals on striper tackle visit Captian Marty at

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 !


Thank you and have fun fishing.

Mark Collins

256-779-3387 H

Fish Species: Bass, Crappie and Stripers
Bait Used:
Method Used:
Water Depth:
Water Temperature:
Wind Direction:
Wind Speed:

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 !

Click Here For Past Fishing Reports by Captain Mark Collins