Weiss Lake Alabama Fishing Report By Mark Collins Guide Service



October 25th 2007


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Please be careful with the low water levels !

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. 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. 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. 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 !

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For more info contact Ken Sturdivant at ken@havefunfishing.com or Mark Collins at mark@markcollinsguideservice.com

Bass fishing is Great. The largemouth are shallow in the main lake and in the back of the bays. 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. 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. The upper coosa river is also producing some good fish, look for the fish in the mouth of any ditch, channel or creek that cuts off of the main Coosa river channel. 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 river channel ledges in 5-10 feet of water, carolina rigs and crank baits are working well. Tournaments over the weekend were seeing a lot of 15-18 pound stringers with very few boats not able to weigh in 5 fish limits.

Crappie fishing is Great. The Crappie fishing has been great over the last week. The average daily catch has been 40-60 keepers. The fish are on the main Coosa River ledges and a few are starting to be caught on the Little River creek channel ledges, look for more fish to start moving into Little River over the next several weeks. Bumping bottom in 11-14 feet of water with live minnows and Jiffy Jigs is producing some 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. 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. Come on over to Lake Weiss Alabama and get in on some awesome fall crappie fishing !

Striper fishing is Fair. The White Bass and smaller Stripers in the 1-3 pound range are working the shad on the surface early in the flats of the main lake 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. Fish these on Light spinning tackle with 6lb test line for some great fun.

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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Thank you and have fun fishing.

Mark Collins

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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 !

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