Weiss Lake Crappie Guides Fishing Report


July 21, 2016

CRAPPIE:  The "Dog Days of Summer" are here and the crappie fishing is still good on Weiss Lake. The water temperatures have risen well into the 80's but the crappie are still biting. We have been out on the lake catching some nice crappie off the deep water brush piles on minnows. We have been using out electronics to locate the brush along the river and creek ledges and catching our fish in the 12-16 foot range. The bite is really good early but seems to slow down as the soon gets higher and the temperatures climb. You can catch them spider rigging early and and see the bite pretty good but as the sun gets higher the bite will get lighter and it is better to go to the single pole holding it in your hand. Also the night fishing under the lights is doing well especially around the bridges. It is also a great way to beat the heat. The fall crappie season will get started in late September.  We are booking up so if you want to plan a trip for some hot Summertime action or for the Fall months when the cooler, give me a call so we can get your dates reserved! Just a reminder for you, be sure to carry plenty of water with you during these Summer months. The heat index here in Alabama has been being 105 to 110 each day so try stay as cool as possible and drink plenty of fluids.  Remember there is a 10 inch size limit on crappie on Weiss Lake and the daily creel limit is 30 per person, per day! See Ya' on the Water!

Water Conditions

Lake Level - 563.15     Full pool level 564.0.

Water Clarity - Stained

Surface Temp - 87-89