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      Weiss Lake is known for its excellent crappie population; in fact, it's often referred to as ''the crappie capital of the world.'' Weiss Lake is not limited to crappie alone, and largemouth striped and hybrid striped bass add to the lake's diversity which attracts numerous tournaments on both the local and national level.

Weiss Lake is called the Crappie Capital of the World. Nestled on the Coosa River in Cherokee County on the Alabama - Georgia border is Weiss Lake. This 30,000 acre impoundment is definitely one of the hottest crappie fishing destinations in the United States. Weiss is a shallow, stumpy lake but that is just what makes a happy crappie.

Right now you can try fishing the creek channel edges and slopes for some nice slabs. Tight-line a minnow on the bottom along these ledges, preferably along submerged cover, and remember to fish slow. If you're trolling, try weaving back and forth over the channels and you're sure to find some fish. Tube jigs seem to work better for me when fish are more sluggish in the cold water. Less movement is the key here, save the curly tails for the pre-spawn. You also might want to try a double-rig. Tie 2 jigs on your line, or 1 jig and 1 minnow. If the fish prefer the minnows, double up on them.

As the temperature warms the crappie will start to move closer to spawning areas. Troll with crappie jigs across flats adjacent to spawning coves. Remember though, with all of the stumps around, you WILL get hung up eventually, and that's why I like using 4 lb. test line. It's easier to break when snagged, and you don't have to worry about losing a rod and reel. Try the Chattooga River, the Little River and Yellow Creek areas for trolling. I prefer a black/blue and chartreuse curly tail jig in this situation. Don't forget that on Weiss each person is limited to three rods a piece.

When the dogwoods start to bloom move up into the coves and fish small jigs or minnows around shallow cover. This is the time when I'll fish jigs with a bobber, I can keep the jig where I want it in the shallow water longer. You should have no problem catching your limit, which is 30 fish per day on Weiss Lake, and all must be at least 10 inches. This is also the best time for night fishing, and you will find yourself getting worn out from catching fish. If you're up to it, you can catch well over 100 papermouths before midnight.

by Scott Rogers - Big Fishing Shop

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Weiss Lake one of two added to Alabama Bass Trail
Cherokee County Herald
Decatur, Ala. – The Alabama Bass Trail is proud to announce two lakes have been added to the state's popular fishing trail for 2015. The North Division welcomes Weiss Lake while the South Division welcomes Lake Martin. The additional two lakes bring ...

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Alabama Bass Trail adds Weiss, Martin to 2015 tournaments
AL.com
Alabama Bass Trail director Kay Donaldson has announced two more lakes have been added to the state's popular fishing trail for 2015. The North Division welcomes Weiss Lake while the South Division added Lake Martin. The additional two lakes bring the ...

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Sunday Fishing Report
AL.com
The rising water and muddy runoff will no doubt offer a challenge in many North Alabama lakes this weekend, but the cooler weather is sure to continue the push of largemouths to the shallows throughout the TVA chain. Captain Kevin Hawk reports from ...


Georgia Department of Natural Resources wants neighbors to join boating ...
Northwest Georgia News
Without the deal, boaters from Rome and Northwest Georgia who violate regulations on Weiss Lake, or perhaps the Tennessee River, might be subject to arrest, according to Capt. Mike England with the Georgia DNR. Similarly, a boater from Centre or Cedar ...


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