Fishing conditions on Weiss Lake are improving daily with the stained water becoming more fishable as each day goes by. Anglers during the past week have been trying to find the clearest water to fish after heavy rains muddied the lake. The surface temp of the water ranged from 47 to 50 degrees from early start with a 16 degree overnight low.
Crappie anglers are trolling mostly to lure those elusive Papermouths. If you ask a dozen anglers which color jig was working best, you would get a dozen different answers. As always with stained water conditions on Weiss, black and chartreuse is working to produce crappies. The chartreuse and orange jigs produced crappies also. We are seeing some nice crappies from the 10 inch minimum up to a pound a half size.
Where are most fish being caught? Where the anglers can get out of the wind is the best answer to that. Anglers battled cold temperatures and winds to 20 mph Saturday and Sunday the cold start to the day hampered a bit along with 15 to 20 mile per hour wind gusts.
We saw several stringers ranging from 12 to 30 per boat on Saturday and Sunday. Battling the elements, the anglers earned every keeper they caught.
Bass anglers experienced the same problems as the crappie anglers. A 197 boat tournament was held on the lake Saturday which created a lot of boat traffic. The winning weight for the day was just over 13 pounds with a five fish limit. The biggest fish of the day was a 6+ pounder. The bass were caught on a variety of crankbaits, spinnerbaits and jigs.
The Weiss Lake level is normal for this date which is 3.58 feet below full pool.
Just a reminder, keeping crappies on Weiss Lake must be at least 10 inches. The lake also has a three pole limit per angler.
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