Weiss Lake Alabama Fishing Report by Mark Collins Guide Service
January 9th 2008
LAKE WEISS IS AT 3.3 FEET BELOW FULL POOL STAINED AND 48 DEGREES
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Please be careful with the low water levels !
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Bass fishing is Poor and the Bass have moved out to deeper water on the old river channels and main lake points, Carolina Rigs,Jigging Spoons, Drop Shot Rigs and 1/2-3/4 ounce double willow leaf Spinner Baits in chartreuse and white slow rolled are all good winter baits. Always remember that in winter the colder the water the slower you should fish !
Crappie fishing is Good and good numbers of fish are being caught on the main Coosa River ledges from Riverside Campground to Three mile Creek, bumping bottom in 11-14 feet of water with live minnows and Jiffy Jigs. Tight lining a 1/16 or 1/24 ounce Jiffy Jig in color JJ17 on the upper Coosa river ledges is catching fish also. 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. Fishing a minnow on a slip float 6-10 feet deep behind the log jams is always a great way to load the boat with some slab Crappie from Weiss Lake. The piers at JR's Marina are producing a lot of Crappie casting jigs and minnows under floats 5-7 feet deep.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 edge of the old Coosa River channel in the Riverside Campground area down river to Three Mile Creek.
Striper fishing is Fair and the Stripers are on the edges of the the old river channels and major flats of the Coosa River and Little River. Yellow Creek is also producing some good fishing. A 4 inch curly grub in chartreuse glitter or a 3 1/2 Sassy Shad in pearl or chartreuse glitter on a 1/4 ounce jig head trolled at 1 to1 1/2 mph on 12-15 pound test Ande line . Target the area from the Cedar Bluff bridge down river to Yellow Creek and up into the Little River and Chattooga River arms. Target any of the deeper road beds, humps and points in the deeper flats and any point that meets the old river channels. The Coosa River above the Highway 68 bridge to Cowan Creek is also producing some fish.
Catfish are biting Great. 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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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 !