Weiss Lake Water Levels Are Low - Be Careful - Crappie Fishing Is Great
October 3rd 2007
LAKE WEISS IS AT 6.2 FEET BELOW FULL POOL STAINED AND 72 DEGREES
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Please be careful with the low water levels !
Weiss Lake is at the January lake level !
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.
The public ramp on Hwy 9 is still usable and the public ramp in the canal in Leesburg is still usable. Riverside Campground has improved their ramp for low water use. We are working with the state of Alabama and Alabama Power to get some boat ramps repaired so everyone can still come fish Weiss Lake. I will report every week on lake conditions and the progress of repairs to the ramps !
Bass fishing is Good. The bass have moved shallow in the main lake due to the falling water and low oxygen levels in the deeper water. Work main lake points, road beds, humps and flats near the main river channels with shallow running crank baits like the Gizz 4 in green back and chartreuse back and the Bandit 100 series. 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. Look for flats with shad working the surface near the main river channels in the main lake from the Cedar Bluff bridge to the powerhouse lake. Spotted Bass are being caught on the Coosa river channel ledges in 5-10 feet of water, carolina rigs and crank baits are working well.
Crappie fishing is Great. The Crappie fishing has turned on with the cooling trend over the past 2 weeks, A lot of 60 fish limits have been coming into JR's Marina. The crappie are on the main Coosa River and other creek channel ledges. Bumping bottom in 10-12 feet of water with live minnows and Jiffy Jigs is producing awesome fishing. 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 Bay Springs and Yellow Creek area. 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. Come on over to Lake Weiss Alabama and get in on some awesome fall crappie fishing !
Striper fishing is Poor. The White Bass and smaller Stripers in the 1-3 pound range are working the shad on the surface early in the morning and late in the evening. When you see these fish working the surface any small spinner like a yellow Rooster Tail or Mepps spinner will catch these active fish. A 3 inch Sassy Shad in white on a 1/4 ounce jig head will also work well.
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.
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Come stay at Chesnut Bay Resort, Weiss Lakes most exclusive resort at a very reasonable price !
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For the fishing trip of a life time, come fish with me on Weiss Lake, Alabama The Crappie Capital of the World and Striper Capital of the South !
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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 !