Weiss: Level: 4.6 feet below full pool. Temp: Low 40s. Clarity: Light stain.
Bass: Guide and tournament pro Mike Carter reports, “Weiss Lake has been producing some solid bass the past few weeks, and it should stay this way through the colder months. With the lake being at its winter level, the bass have really showed some consistent feeding patterns along some of the deeper ledges and points. Fishing these areas slowly with Choo Choo Rocker jigs and Shakers has produced some nice largemouth and spotted bass. On the warmer, sunnier days, the Weiss bass have been found up in the shallower stump-filled flats can will hit with Echo crankbaits and 1/2-oz. Rat-L-Traps in chartreuse and red colors. These warmer days can stretch an angler’s string in these areas because of the fish moving in to feed and fatten up before the spawn. Weiss can seem slow during these winter months, but this lake can surprise you with some of the quality it can produce during this time of year. Get out and have some fun.” Guide Mark Collins reports, “Bass fishing is fair, and most have moved to deeper water to their winter pattern. Drop-shot rigs, Alabama Rigs, jigs and Carolina rigs are catching fish. Some bass are being caught on deeper rip-rap and rock banks on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. The spotted bass are biting good in the upper parts of Little River and the Chattooga River.”
Crappie: Guide Mark Collins reports, “Weiss crappie are biting good for folks who are long-line trolling with Jiffy Jigs in Tabs Cove, Little River and the Chattooga River. Some fish are still being caught on the main Coosa River channel by spider-rigging with minnows. Some crappie are being caught in the power house area of the lake.”