Weiss Lake Alabama Fishing Report by Mark Collins Guide Service
November 28th 2007
LAKE WEISS IS AT 5.7 FEET BELOW FULL POOL STAINED AND 55 DEGREES
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There are very few boat ramps that are usable on Weiss Lake, Most of the private owned ramps are without water, the ramp at JR's MARINA is still ok and owner Jason Tucker said he would do what repairs are needed to keep a boat ramp in operation thru the fall and winter.
The public ramp on Hwy 9 is still usable and the public ramp in the canal in Leesburg is still usable. The ramp at the Weissmart Marina is still usable although it has a drop off. Yellow Creek ramp is still usable to smaller boats due to a hole in the ramp. Rooster's in Cowan Creek still has a ramp open but it is almost impossible to get across the old road bed that separates Cowan Creek from the Coosa River channel. Riverside Campground has improved their ramp for low water use but I have been getting a lot of reports that it is still hard to load and unload.
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Bass fishing is Good. The largemouth are shallow in the back of the bays of the lower lake and upper lake. Work shallow brush and stumps and docks in 2-5 feet of water with a shallow running crank bait like the Gizz 4 in green back and chartreuse back and the Bandit 100 series. Watch for Shad working the surface in the backs of the bays and work these areas good with the Gizz 4. Double willow leaf blade spinner baits in chartreuse and white are producing some good fish also. Work these baits on 12-14 pound test line with a 6 1/2 or 7 foot medium action crank bait rod. Spotted Bass are being caught on the Coosa, Little river and Chattooga river channel ledges in 5-10 feet of water, Carolina rigs and Drop Shot rigs are working well.
Crappie fishing is fair. With the warming trend over the past week a lot of fish have moved into the bays of the upper Coosa River in 4-8 feet of water, the fish are 2-4 feet deep and can be caught trolling with Jiffy Jigs in colors JJ17 and JJ25 or with a float and fly technique with the same Jiffy Jigs fished 3 feet deep. A lot of fish are still being caught on the main Coosa River ledges below Riverside Campground to Three mile Creek, bumping bottom in 11-14 feet of water with live minnows and Jiffy Jigs. Shooting docks that are on the main Coosa River channel with a 1/24 ounce Jiffy Jig in color JJ13 is still producing some good catches. The upper Coosa river is also producing some decent catches of crappie in the log jams and behind any structure that creates a current break. The bumping bottom technique is a 1/2 to 3/4 ounce bell sinker tied to your main line then come up 12 to 16 inches above the weight and tie a eagle claw snelled hook in size 1 or 2 style # 127 to the main line, come up another 12 inches and tie on a Jiffy Jig in colors JJ13 and JJ17, fish this rig 1 to 2 feet above the bottom on the old Coosa River channel in the Riverside Campground area down river to Three Mile Creek.
Striper fishing is fair. The Stripers are on the edges of the the old river channels of the Coosa River and a few are starting to show up in Little River. Target the area from the Cedar Bluff Bridge up river to Spring Creek A 4 inch curly grub in chartreuse glitter or a Sassy Shad in pearl or chartreuse on a 1/4 ounce jig head trolled at 1.5-2 mph on 12 pound test line on the river ledges.
Catfish are biting Good. Catfish are being caught all over the lake. Jug fishing in the flats of the main lake is a sure way to load the boats with some nice fish. Use live bream, cut bait, whole crappie heads or any kind of stink bait. Fishing the main Coosa river channel with cut bait, right below the Cedar Bluff bridge is producing some big Blue Cats, any of the deeper holes on the main Coosa River will hold large Catfish thru the winter months. The docks at JR's Marina are producing some 20-50 pound Blues and a few Flatheads on Crappie heads most every night. Make sure to use a good quality fishing line I suggest Ande line in at least 25 pound test. These big Catfish are strong and will fight very hard in the cooler winter months.
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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 !