Weiss Lake Crappie Guides Fishing Report


September 22, 2018

Fall crappie season is getting started...Call today to get your dates reserved!!!

CRAPPIE: Even with the summer heat the crappie fishing on Weiss Lake has been pretty good over the past week. We have had several stringers of 20-25 keepers and had 32 on Saturday. We had a 4 hour trip with Dan Clater from Ohio and had 32 nice crappie. All of those came on live bait fishing deep along the river channel. The fishing should really improve over the next week due to cooler weather being in the forecast! According to the extended forecast we can expect highs in the 70's with lows in the 50's! That should really make a difference in the fishing!  Once the water temperatures start dropping the fish will become a lot more aggressive and you will be able to catch them on the ledges as well as under the docks! The crappie will be on the ledges throughout the fall season but it is also an excellent time to fish the docks. The dock shooting technique is one of the most fun and popular ways to fish in the fall! The best time for dock shooting will be October into early November. The fishing on the ledges will continue into December. So if you want to get in on some great fall fishing action give me a call and we will get your date reserved. We are booking fast but we still have a few dates open! Also, in the fall of the year Alabama Power will be dropping the lake level six feet to normal winter pool. They do this every year and it can make running the lake dangerous. Be sure to use caution and try to stay in the river channel as much as possible. Usually boaters get in trouble when they start trying to take short cuts to save time. Be safe on the water and remember there is a 10 inch size limit on crappie on Weiss Lake and the daily creel limit is 30 per person, per day!

Water Condition

Water Clarity - Stained

Lake Level - 563.12

Surface Temp - 86-88