Lake Weiss Fishing Report September 2017

Weiss: Level: 0.3 feet low. Temp: 83-84 degrees. Clarity: Mostly clear.

Bass: Guide and tournament pro Mike Carter reports, “Weiss Lake is getting ready to get cranked up with some fantastic Echo crankbait action. This bait can produce some great action this time of year. The main objective is to cover a lot of areas that contain rocks, stumps and a combination of both that are located close to deep water. The key to an Echo crankbait is to not be shy about working them through rocks and structure. Reel the bait aggressively to attract the reaction strikes from the more aggressive bass. The early morning bite will start to increase with fall temps approaching by using small Choo Choo Lures buzzbaits and spinnerbaits in shad patterns along seawalls and structure-filled banks close to deep water. The fall months are a great time of year to be on Weiss Lake, and it’s an absolute blast to experience it.” Guide Mark Collins reports, “Most Weiss bass are still on their summer pattern. You can find bass on the humps, deeper points and creek and river channel ledges. These fish can be caught on medium- to deep-running crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs and Carolina-rigged plastics. As always, bass can still be caught shallow around docks and brush. The topwater bite is good early and late in the day.”

Crappie: “The fishing is good,” said Mark Collins. “Weiss crappie are still biting on deeper cover and creek and river channel ledges in 10 to 16 feet of water. They can be caught spider-rigging with live minnows 10 to 12 feet deep.”

Stripe: Fair. “Weiss Lake stripers are being caught at the Cave Hole, Chattooga River and Little Spring Creek,” Mark Collins said. “They can be caught on live shad downlined and flatlined.”

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