Member No.: 182
Joined: 20-July 06
July 26th 2006
LAKE WEISS IS DOWN 1.4 FEET STAINED AND 86 DEGREES
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Bass fishing is fair and the deep water patterns are producing the largest catches ! The upper part of the Chattaooga River is producing alot of bass right now, most are Spotted Bass from 1 to 3 pounds with the occasional Largemouth in the 2 to 5 pound range, the Shad have moved into it in huge schools, a shallow running crank bait in chartreuse worked on the ledges is a great bait for alot of action, a 3/8 ounce Oldham white spinnerbait with silver double willow blades is also catching fish. The bass in the Coosa river are shallow in the log jams ,flipping a pig and jig or a texas rigged tube will produce some good largemouth. Some fish are schooling in the creek mouths like Mud creek and ballplay creek a shallow to medium running crank bait in chartreuse like a fat free shad is producing fish in the creek mouths. The fish in the main lake are still deep.The deep water patterns will last for the next several months ! Some are still under docks that have 4 feet or more of water under them. Slow roll a 1/2 ounce Oldham spinner bait in chartreuse and white with silver double willow blades or a carolina rig with a Zoom big dead ringer in Junebug. Stroking a brown 3/8 ounce stanley jig with a Zoom chunk in pumpkin seed is producing some good fish, crank baits are producing some fish also use a DD14 or a DD22 in a shad pattern. Target ledges that have 8 feet of water or more on top in the main lake !
. The spotted bass have moved to points, humps and the old river channels use a Fat Free Shad crank bait in citrius shad color or a 1/2 ounce Oldham spinnerbait in chartreuse and white. Use a All Pro Rod APX Series 6 feet 10 inch medium heavy action for spinner baits and their 7 foot 6 inch or 8 foot ultra light APX flippin stick. www.allprorods.com
Crappie fishing is fair. Most fish have moved back to the river channel drops and can be caught bumping bottom with minnows, usa a 3/4 ounce weight on your main line and come up 16 inches and tie a hook and leader, fish the dropoff and look for any structure on the drop, target the 12-16 feet range in the Little river and Chattooga river area. Night fishing under lights in the same areas is producing some good catches also Use a quality All Pro spinning rod in 5 or 6 foot length with a medium action .
Striper fishing is good and the stripers are in the Cave Hole in Little river, Alot of fish are moving back into the Chattooga river and Little Spring creek looking for cooler moving water with more oxygen, night fishing has started to pick up with some good catches from 11:00 pm - 4:00 am. With the low oxygen levels expect the best fishing very early am and late pm, but a good rain should turn them back on again. Fish the old river channels in the Chattooga river and Little river. Use live shad on a down line 8 to 12 feet deep and work the drop off from 12 feet down to 25 feet. Look for the schools of stripers on your fish finder and adjust your bait depth to get it a foot or so above them. Use a All Pro Rods Striper Special APX series. www.allprorods.com
Catfish are biting great. The catfish are biting all over the lake and they are being caught by jug fishermen and people fishing off of docks are really catching alot of fish on Chicken livers and night crawlers, use cut shad or live bream for the bigger fish and fish the main coosa river below the big bridge in Cedar Bluff.
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Thank you and have fun fishing.