fishing canada west
fishing canada central
fishing canada east
fishing usa northwest
fishing usa northeast
fishing usa southwest
fishing usa southeast
fishing northern
fishing southern
fishing international

Advanced search
 Find a Lodge
fish facts Fish Facts
fishing reports Fishing Reports
fishing forum Message Board
Ice Fishing Hotspots
Largemouth Fishing
Smallmouth Fishing
Crappie Fishing
Musky Fishing
Pickerel Fishing
Steelhead Fishing


Weiss Lake

fishing tipsarea mapgetting there

fishing tips

      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

Add your Fishin' Tips, Click Here...

fishing maps

Fishing Hot Spots Topo Maps
Weiss Lake - Each detailed map provides depth, contours, structure, boat ramps, and updated fishing information. Weiss Lake fishing maps also include lake info such as gamefish abundance, forage base, water clarity, weedline depth, bottom composition, complete latitude/longitude grid lines and dozens of GPS waypoints. Includes GPS coordinates for specific lake features and structure. » Weiss Lake Fishing Map


PopShops™ affiliate stores

Weiss Lake NEWS!

Outdoors Notebook: Hunting seasons, fishing tournaments and more
21: Alabama Bass Federation tournament at Lake Martin; Feb. 20-22: Bassmaster Classic at Lake ... of Dayton, TN; July 11: Weekend Bass Series on Weiss Lake out of Little River Marina;

Bob Jones' fishing report Jan. 28
The News Journal
Before the nor'easter hit, Captain Tom Weiss provided anglers aboard the Point Lookout party boat Captain Al with some real nice cod, with most of the action coming from depths between 60 and 85 feet. Clams have been the top choice for most of ...

and more »

Sunday Fishing Report
Mark Collins continues to load up on big crappies at Weiss Lake, with best action in Cowan Creek, Little River, Chattooga River and Little Spring Creek, all long-line trolling 1/16 ounce Jiffy Jigs. He said striper fishing is poor on the main lake--the ...

Daily Beast

The Catskills Gets Its Groove Back, With Brooklyn?s Help
Daily Beast
“We've swapped gefilte fish with locally cured bacon.” share; tweet; post ... In the last 10 days, Boko Haram has created an online media channel, Urwah al-Wuthqa or The Indissoluble Link, that looks very much like the Islamic State's al Furqan outlet ...

and more »

North Alabama fishing report
Mark Collins continues to put his clients on limit catches of big crappies at Weiss Lake, with most caught by long-line trolling 1/16 ounce Jiffy Jigs at 10 to 15 feet. He said striper fishing is also very good, with lots of fish showing up in the main ...

Ted Peck: Open water a special kind of southern comfort
Guntersville Lake in northern Alabama has been on my bass-fishing bucket list for years. ... The steady din of tinnitus returned as a plan to fish Guntersville Lake or Weiss Lake on the Georgia border on the return trip to the Land of Ice and Cheese ...

and more »
Tag Cloud
access black bass boat launch gps coordinates cottage crappie fishin fishing information Weiss Lake map marina marked parks productive provide resorts search specific specified spots stories tips topo waters waypoints tackle shop bait lures live fishing lodge guide charter service dropshot trolling casting spinning fly


Advertising Rates | Submit a Listing | Terms & Conditions | Contact Us
All material in these documents are copyright © 2000-2010 All rights reserved. Reproduction prohibited

Banner Advertising