Weiss Lake Crappie Guides Fishing Report


September 26, 2016

The fall crappie season is underway...Call today to get your dates reserved!!!

CRAPPIE:  The Fall 2016 crappie season on Weiss Lake is now underway! We started it off on Sunday, fishing on a Half-Day trip with Dan Clater from Trenton, Ohio. We had a great morning and caught a really nice stringer of crappie.  We hit the water today fishing with George King from Hamburg, Pennsylvania and Pete Muller from Harvest, Alabama. We had a great day and finished with 40 keepers! Our temperatures have been hot but will now be cooling off this week with a forecast calling for highs around 80 and the night temps falling into the 50's. Fishing today was great but these cooler temperatures will only help the fishing! The fall crappie season on Weiss Lake will continue into December. The fishing will get better as the water temperatures start falling. During the fall season, you can catch good numbers of crappie using two different methods. You can fish live bait over the stumps and brush along the river and creek channel ledges or you can shoot docks. The month of October is a super month for dock shooting! So you can pick the method that you like best and get out on the water and enjoy the cooler weather and catch a lot of fish. Also remember Alabama Power has started the winter draw down of the lake so the lake level will be dropping over the next several months. If your shooting docks this can help during the early part of the fall season because it will give more room for you to get under the dock. Usually by the time we get into November the dock fishing is slowing down due the lack of water under a lot of the docks so the crappie have to move out on the ledges. If your wanting to put some fish in the freezer or just wanting to learn one of these techniques, the fall season is the perfect time. Just a reminder, use caution when your out on the lake due to the low water levels during the fall and winter! We are booking up really fast but we still have dates open so if you want to set up a trip for the fall season on Weiss Lake give me a call so we can get your dates reserved!  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 - 560.47     Full pool level 564.0.

Water Clarity - Stained

Surface Temp - 82-84