Lake Weiss Fishing Report January 2018

Weiss: Level: 5.3 feet below full pool. Temp: Upper 40s. Clarity: Mostly clear.

Bass: Guide and tournament angler Mike Carter reports, “Weiss Lake has slowed down with these colder temperatures putting the water temps in the 40s. But there is one advantage to this—the Big Mamas have to feed. This is the time of year that catching a Weiss Lake hawg can make a cold day into an exciting day well worth the numbing of your fingers. Slow down and focus on some of the deeper creek and river ledges with 1/2- to 3/4-oz. Choo Choo Rocker Jigs for some great big-fish action. Another great pattern for consistent action is to cover a lot of rocky stump-filled points located next to deep water with suspending jerkbaits and Echo crankbaits. This can produce some great action, especially with a little warmth from the sun on these areas. The lake is at its winter pool level, so navigating can be a little tricky, so pay close attention to your electronics. This lake can produce some big fish this time of year, so get out and enjoy it.”

Crappie: Guide Mark Collins reports, “Crappie are biting good on the main Coosa River channel ledges in 12 to 18 feet of water. They can be caught spider-rigging with live minnows over structure. Some fish are starting to suspend and can be caught on a Float-n-Fly and long-line trolling with jigs. Tabs Cove and Little River are producing wintertime crappie for the long-line trollers.”

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