October 4th 2006
LAKE WEISS IS DOWN 3.0 FEET STAINED AND 74 DEGREES
Bass fishing is good Most Large Mouth have moved shallow following the shad with the falling water temperature. Some fish are still deep in the main lake. I have been seeing some spotted bass surface action early in the morning on the old Coosa river channel near Yellow Creek A shallow running crank bait like the new Gizz 4 crank bait from Smack Tackle www.smacktackle.com
is working awesome right now ! It is the best shad imitation crank bait I have ever used ! This is a new bait and I caught fish on it the first time I used it, Spotted Bass, Largemouth and Stripers love them! Look for schools of shad in the back of the bays and creeks. Working a flat sided crank bait in the areas where the shad are present will produce some good stringers of bass.
To keep your catch ALIVE for the weigh in make sure you use a Keep Alive Oxygen Infuso2r Aeration system www.keepalive.net
Crappie fishing is great. The crappie have started biting great on minnows on the old Coosa river channel drops using minnows and a bottom bouncing rig.Alot of 60 fish limits have been coming in this week using this technique. Tie a 1/2 or 3/4 ounce bell sinker on your main line then come up 16 inches and tie a eagle claw size 1 snelled aberdeen hook on the line, then drop this rig to the bottom and bring it back up one crank of your reel off the bottom. Fish the dropoffs of the old river channels and look for any structure on the drop and work the structure slowly with your trolling motor. Target the 12-16 feet range in the Coosa river channel from the mouth of Bay Springs cove, upriver to the causeway at Cedar Bluff. Use a quality All Pro spinning rod in 5 or 6 foot length with a medium action .
Striper fishing is poor with the fast falling water level the fish have moved from their summer haunts in the major creeks and rivers. Most fish are in the main lake and they are moving around alot right now and no one pattern is working well. A few weeks and cooler water and they should be on a predictable pattern again.
The White Bass and Yellow Bass are schooling on top early and late in the main lake, look for flats near the old river channel near Yellow Creek. Use a White or Yellow Rooster Tail or a Little George for lots of action.
Use a All Pro Rods Striper Special APX series. www.allprorods.com
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To keep your live bait Alive make sure to use a Keep Alive Bait Tank and Oxygen Infuso2r Aeration System www.keepalive.net
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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