Kelly Matthews

Weiss Lake Guides Fishing Report 1/28/2008

Crappie fishing is good!! - The cold front from the past week has slowed the long line trolling bite down a little - it should pickup by this coming weekend as we are getting warmer weather coming! But there is still good stringers of crappie coming from using different techniques. Still good stringers of crappie are coming from Spider Rigging river channel ledges in 12 to 14 feet of water from Three Mile all the way up to Riverside. If you are not setup to spider rig use the bottom bumping technique in the same areas - use a 1/2 oz weight come up 20 inches and tie on a Eagle Claw #2 snelled hook and your ready to go. Working ledges in 12 to 14 feet of water slowly will produce good catches with this technique. With the cooler water temps good stringers of crappie are being caught shooting shallow water docks in 4 to 6 feet of water using a 1/24 oz lead head with a Southern Pro Stinger in Blue/Chartreuse color. Good crappie are also being caught at Cowan Creek tight lining minnows close to the bridge. I look for the trolling bite to really get going over the next few days as the water temperature continues to warm. "Good Fishin" - Kelly

Fish Species: Crappie
Bait Used: Souther Pro Hot Grubs
Tackle Used: 1/24 oz lead heads
Method Used: long line trolling
Water Depth: 12 - 14
Water Temperature: 48 - 50
Wind Direction:
Wind Speed:
60 good keeper crappie from January 2008
60 good keeper crappie from January 2008

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Kelly Matthews

About The Author: Kelly Matthews

Company: Weiss Lake Guides

Area Reporting: Weiss Lake Centre Alabama

Bio: Offering year round guided crappie trips on World Famous Weiss LAke in Centre Alabama.

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