Mark Collins Guide Service
Since 1993 Weiss Lake Alabama
Crappie - Stripers - Bass
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JANUARY 16th 2013
 
Weiss Lake Alabama Fishing Report
 
Mark Collins Guide Service
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256-779-3387February 13th 2013
 
Weiss Lake Alabama Fishing Report
 
Mark Collins Guide Service
www.markcollinsguideservice.com
256-779-3387
 
 
LAKE WEISS IS AT 3.99 FEET BELOW FULL POOL AND STAINED AND 47-48 DEGREES
 
For Reports On Other Area Lakes Please Visit www.havefunfishing.com
 
Now available for sale 50 of my proven GPS waypoints for off shore structure for Bass and Crappie fishing on Weiss Lake, Alabama !
For more info contact Ken Sturdivant at ken@havefunfishing.com
 
Bass Fishing is Fair and they are starting to show up on gravel, secondary points, shallow humps, road beds and some deeper gravel or rocky banks, Rat L Traps are starting to produce a lot of fish, shallow running crank baits are also producing well. The Spotted Bass are really showing up on gravel points, a Texas rigged Senko style worm in green pumpkin/chartreuse, is producing a lot of Bass.
 
Crappie Fishing is Great and the Crappie have done very well this past week, lots of stringer of 40-60 fish are being caught, Tuesday was the the toughest day this past week. The Crappie are suspended 8-12 feet deep and even shallower in some areas. Long line trolling with 1/24 and 1/16 ounce Jiffy Jigs www.jiffyjigs.com in colors JJ01, JJ05, JJ08, JJ13, JJ17,JJ24,JJ33 is a great way to catch these suspended Crappie.  Look for the Crappie suspended in the deeper water of the cove's and in the middle of the old river channels. A float and fly technique is also catching a lot of fish in these same area's. Little River, Little Spring Creek and the Chattooga River are producing the best fishing. The bays in the upper Coosa around Riverside camp Ground are starting to turn on also.
 
Striper Fishing is Poor and most Stripers have made the run up into the rivers for the spawn. Mayo's Lock and Dam in Georgia is where most of the stripers are being caught.
 
Catfish are biting good in the flats 6-10 feet deep on cut shad
 
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Marks outdoor Sports
For all your outdoor needs please visit Marks Outdoors Sports in Birmingham Alabama. The most complete sporting goods store in Alabama ! www.marksoutdoors.com
 
 
For the fishing trip of a life time, come fish with me on Weiss Lake, Alabama The Crappie Capital of the World !
 
NO FISH NO PAY !
 
Thank you and have fun fishing.
 
Mark Collins
256-779-3387
www.markcollinsguideservice.com
mark@markcollinsguideservice.com  

 
LAKE WEISS IS AT 2.56 FEET BELOW FULL POOL AND VERY STAINED TO MUDDY AND 45-46 DEGREES
 
For Reports On Other Area Lakes Please Visit www.havefunfishing.com
 
Now available for sale 50 of my proven GPS waypoints for off shore structure for Bass and Crappie fishing on Weiss Lake, Alabama !
For more info contact Ken Sturdivant at ken@havefunfishing.com
 
Bass Fishing is Good and they are on their winter pattern. Jigs, Drop Shot rigs and Carolina rigs are catching a lot of Bass. Little River is producing a lot of big Spotted Bass right now, on any part of the main River channel with large rocks.
 
Crappie Fishing is Good and the Crappie are starting to move into the bays and cove's. The Crappie are suspended 4-8 feet deep and even shallower in some coves. Long line trolling with 1/24 and 1/16 ounce Jiffy Jigs www.jiffyjigs.com in colors JJ01, JJ08, JJ13, JJ17, JJ24 and JJ33 is a great way to catch these suspended Crappie. A float and fly technique is also catching a lot of fish in these same area's. Little River, Little Spring Creek and the bays around Riverside Campground are starting to produce a lot of Crappie.
 
Striper Fishing is fair and they are starting to show up on the river and creek channel ledges in 8-16 feet of water, slow trolling live shad is always a good way to catch these fish, trolling a 1/4 once jig with a white 3-4 inch Sassy Shad body is also a good way to catch these winter stripers.
 
Catfish are biting good in the flats 8-15 feet deep on cut shad
 
JIFFY JIGS
www.jiffyjigs.com
Catch your limit in a jiffy with JIFFY JIGS !
 
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Marks outdoor Sports
For all your outdoor needs please visit Marks Outdoors Sports in Birmingham Alabama. The most complete sporting goods store in Alabama ! www.marksoutdoors.com
 
 
For the fishing trip of a life time, come fish with me on Weiss Lake, Alabama The Crappie Capital of the World !
 
NO FISH NO PAY !
 
Thank you and have fun fishing.
 
Mark Collins
256-779-3387
www.markcollinsguideservice.com
mark@markcollinsguideservice.com  

August 15th 2012

October 10th 2012
 
Weiss Lake Alabama Fishing Report
 
Mark Collins Guide Service
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256-779-3387
 

LAKE WEISS IS AT 2.18 FEET BELOW FULL POOL AND STAINED AND 68-70 DEGREES
 
For Reports On Other Area Lakes Please Visit www.havefunfishing.com
 
Now available for sale 50 of my proven GPS waypoints for off shore structure for Bass and Crappie fishing on Weiss Lake, Alabama !
For more info contact Ken Sturdivant at ken@havefunfishing.com
 
Bass Fishing is GOOD and a lot of bass have moved shallow to secondary points and humps and docks and some rip rap banks, some Bass are showing up in the back of the coves and bays also. Crank baits and Carolina rigged soft plastics are catching fish. Spotted Bass are mostly on the points and humps, and most Large Mouth are being caught under docks and on rip rap banks on jigs and tube baits.
 
Crappie Fishing is GREAT and the crappie are really starting to bite, stringers of 50-60 keepers are being brought in, with a lot of under size fish being caught also. The Crappie will only get better over the next few weeks. The Crappie are on creek and river channel ledges and in the flats in 9-14 feet of water on brush and stumps. Spider rigging with live minnows is the way to catch these Crappie. A few Crappie are being caught shooting docks with jigs.
 
Striper Fishing is Fair and the smaller Stripers and White Bass are feeding on the surface in the flats all over the lake in the afternoons. They can be caught on small top water baits, small spoons, jigs and Tiny Traps or a Rooster Tail spinner.
 
Catfish are biting good in the flats 8-15 feet deep on cut shad
 
JIFFY JIGS
www.jiffyjigs.com
Catch your limit in a jiffy with JIFFY JIGS !
 
Marks outdoor Sports
For all your outdoor needs please visit Marks Outdoors Sports in Birmingham Alabama. The most complete sporting goods store in Alabama ! www.marksoutdoors.com
 

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 FEBRUARY 26th  2014
 
Weiss Lake Alabama Fishing Report
 
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LAKE  WEISS  IS  AT  3.20  FEET  BELOW  FULL  POOL  AND  STAINED  AND  47-49  DEGREE'S
 
For Reports On Other Area Lakes Please Visit www.havefunfishing.com
 
Now available for sale 50 of my proven GPS waypoints for off shore structure for Bass and Crappie fishing on Weiss Lake, Alabama !
For more info contact Ken Sturdivant at ken@havefunfishing.com.
 
 
This year is going to one of the best ever for Crappie fishing on Weiss Lake so come to beautiful Weiss Lake, Alabama and get in on some great fishing
 
Bass fishing is Good and they are being caught 4-8 feet deep on the creek channel ledges, humps and points, on Spinner Baits, Alabama Rigs and Carolina Rigged plastics.
 
Crappie fishing is Awesome and they are being caught long line trolling in Little River and Little Spring Creek and a few fish are starting to be caught in the bays up river near River Side Camp Ground.they are being caught trolling with 1/16 and 1/24 ounce Jiffy Jigs in colors JJ01, JJ20,JJ24,JJ25,JJ37 and Marks Special Blue  www.jiffyjigs.com, they are also being caught on a float and fly technique in these same area's. Crappie are also being caught in the Chattooga River on a float and fly and tight lining a jig about 8 feet deep. Hurly's cove and Little nose are starting to produce some Crappie
 
Striper fishing is slow and I have not had any reports in the last few weeks.
 
Catfish are biting good in the deeper flats of the lake on cut bait.
 
JIFFY JIGS
www.jiffyjigs.com
Catch your limit in a jiffy with JIFFY JIGS !
 
Solar Bat Sun Glasses
Now I can Fly in the Sun
www.solarbat.com
 
Marks outdoor Sports
For all your outdoor needs please visit Marks Outdoors Sports in Birmingham Alabama. The most complete sporting goods store in Alabama ! www.marksoutdoors.com
 
 
For the fishing trip of a life time, come fish with me and learn the secrets of how the pro's catch Crappie all year long !
 
NO FISH NO PAY !
 
Thank you and have fun fishing.
 
Mark Collins
256-779-3387
www.markcollinsguideservice.com
mark@markcollinsguideservice.com
 
 
 
  

October 18th 2012
 
Weiss Lake Alabama Fishing Report
 
Mark Collins Guide Service
www.markcollinsguideservice.com
256-779-3387
 
 
LAKE WEISS IS AT 2.59 FEET BELOW FULL POOL AND STAINED AND 64-66 DEGREES
 
For Reports On Other Area Lakes Please Visit www.havefunfishing.com
 
Now available for sale 50 of my proven GPS waypoints for off shore structure for Bass and Crappie fishing on Weiss Lake, Alabama !
For more info contact Ken Sturdivant at ken@havefunfishing.com
 
Bass Fishing is GOOD and a lot of bass have moved shallow to secondary points and humps and docks and some rip rap banks, some Bass are showing up in the back of the coves and bays also. Crank baits and Carolina rigged soft plastics are catching fish. Spotted Bass are mostly on the points and humps, and most Large Mouth are being caught under docks and on rip rap banks on jigs and tube baits.
 
Crappie Fishing is GREAT and the crappie are really starting to bite, stringers of 40-50 keepers are being brought in, with a lot of under size fish being caught also. The Crappie will only get better over the next few weeks. The Crappie are on creek and river channel ledges and in the flats in 12-16 feet of water on brush and stumps. Spider rigging with live minnows is the way to catch these Crappie. A few Crappie are being caught shooting docks with jigs.
 
Striper Fishing is Fair and the smaller Stripers and White Bass are feeding on the surface in the flats all over the lake in the afternoons. They can be caught on small top water baits, small spoons, jigs and Tiny Traps or a Rooster Tail spinner.
 
Catfish are biting good in the flats 8-15 feet deep on cut shad
 
JIFFY JIGS
www.jiffyjigs.com
Catch your limit in a jiffy with JIFFY JIGS !October 24th 2012
 
Weiss Lake Alabama Fishing Report
 
Mark Collins Guide Service
www.markcollinsguideservice.com
256-779-3387
 
 
LAKE WEISS IS AT 2.65 FEET BELOW FULL POOL AND  LIGHTLY STAINED AND 63-65 DEGREES
 
For Reports On Other Area Lakes Please Visit www.havefunfishing.com
 
Now available for sale 50 of my proven GPS waypoints for off shore structure for Bass and Crappie fishing on Weiss Lake, Alabama !
For more info contact Ken Sturdivant at ken@havefunfishing.com
 
Bass Fishing is GOOD and a lot of bass have moved shallow to secondary gravel and rocky points and humps, road beds and docks and some rip rap banks, some Bass are showing up in the back of the coves and bays on shallow brush and stumps also. Spinner Baits, Crank baits and Carolina rigged soft plastics are catching fish. Spotted Bass are mostly on the points and humps and road beds, and most Large Mouth are being caught under docks and on rip rap banks and shallow brush and stumps on jigs and tube baits.
 
Crappie Fishing is GREAT and the crappie are really starting to bite, stringers of 40-50 keepers are being brought in, with a lot of under size fish being caught also. The Crappie are on creek and river channel ledges in 12-16 feet of water on brush and stumps. Spider rigging with live minnows is the way to catch these Crappie. A few Crappie are being caught shooting docks with jigs.
 
Striper Fishing is Fair and the smaller Stripers and White Bass are feeding on the surface in the flats all over the lake in the afternoons. They can be caught on small top water baits, small spoons, jigs and Tiny Traps or a Rooster Tail spinner.
 
Catfish are biting good in the flats 8-15 feet deep on cut shad
 
JIFFY JIGS
www.jiffyjigs.com
Catch your limit in a jiffy with JIFFY JIGS !
 
Solar Bat Sun Glasses
Now I can Fly in the Sun
www.solarbat.com
 
Marks outdoor Sports
For all your outdoor needs please visit Marks Outdoors Sports in Birmingham Alabama. The most complete sporting goods store in Alabama ! www.marksoutdoors.com
 
 
For the fishing trip of a life time, come fish with me on Weiss Lake, Alabama The Crappie Capital of the World !
 
NO FISH NO PAY !
 
Thank you and have fun fishing.
 
Mark Collins
256-779-3387
www.markcollinsguideservice.com
mark@markcollinsguideservice.com  

Solar Bat Sun Glasses
Now I can Fly in the Sun
www.solarbat.com
 
Marks outdoor Sports
For all your outdoor needs please visit Marks Outdoors Sports in Birmingham Alabama. The most complete sporting goods store in Alabama ! www.marksoutdoors.com
 
 
For the fishing trip of a life time, come fish with me on Weiss Lake, Alabama The Crappie Capital of the World !
 
NO FISH NO PAY !
 
Thank you and have fun fishing.
 
Mark Collins
256-779-3387
www.markcollinsguideservice.com
mark@markcollinsguideservice.com  

AUGUST 25th 2016
 
 
Weiss Lake Alabama Fishing Report
 
Mark Collins Guide Service
www.markcollinsguideservice.com
256-779-3387
 
President at Weiss Lake Improvement Association
www.weisslakeimprovementassociation.org
 
 
WEISS LAKE IS AT 1 FOOT 5 INCHES BELOW FULL POOL AND CLEAR AND 84-86 DEGREE'S
 
 
For Reports On Other Area Lakes Please Visit www.southernfishing.com
 
Now available for sale 50 of my proven GPS waypoints for off shore structure for Bass and Crappie fishing on Weiss Lake, Alabama !
For more info contact Ken Sturdivant at ken@southernfishing.com.
 
The New Weiss Lake Fish Habitat Enhancement Program will be on September 12th and 14th 2016 at Yellow Creek Boat Ramp at 3 pm. Sponsored by Alabama Power and The Weiss Lake Improvement Association.
134 new Fish Attracting Device's have been placed in the Little River and Chattooga River arms of the lake.
171 new FAD's were placed in Cowan Creek and Big Spring Creek on 12-11-2015
The GPS coordinates for these reefs are available to the public, free, on my website www.markcollinsguideservice.com and at https://apcshorelines.com/our-lakes/weiss/ or contact WLIA at http://weisslakeimprovementassociation.org/ Please join the Weiss Lake Improvement Association, for a 10 dollar donation, to help support Weiss Lake, joining also includes a badge to the spring Crappie rodeo.
 
The rain over the past week has cooled the water a little, and put some oxygen back in, some Bass have moved shallow. and the Crappie are starting to bite better. Look for the fishing to start getting really good again with the first cool front in September.
 
Bass fishing is Fair and the bite is getting slow with all the hot weather and lack of rain, most bass are on deeper cover, under deeper docks and on the creek and river channel ledges, humps and submerged road beds, they are being caught on medium to deep running crank baits, 1/2 ounce spinner baits, carolina rigged plastics, and jigs, the top water bite is fair on deeper banks and sea walls early and late. Some fish are still being caught shallow, around grass on deeper banks. 20 plus pound stringers have been winning the tournaments all year, The Bass fishing on Weiss Lake, rivals Lake Guntersville for the last 2 years. The Weiss Lake Improvement Association and Weiss Lake Anglers, will be stocking Florida Strain Largemouth this fall.
 
Crappie fishing is Fair and most fish are on the main Coosa river channel ledges, in 12-16 feet of water on cover, and they can be caught spider rigging with minnows. Night fishing is good, under lights and over structure, a lot of fish are being caught under docks in the upper Chattooga River , shooting jigs.
 
Striper fishing is Fair and they are being caught in the lower Chattooga River, at the Cave Hole in Little River and Little Spring Creek, down lining and flat lining live shad 8-10 feet deep in the river channel.
 
Catfish are biting good in the flats on cut bait.
 
JIFFY JIGS
www.jiffyjigs.com
Catch your limit in a jiffy with JIFFY JIGS !
 
Marks outdoor Sports
For all your outdoor needs please visit Marks Outdoors Sports in Birmingham Alabama. The most complete sporting goods store in Alabama ! www.marksoutdoors.com
 
 
For the fishing trip of a life time, come fish with me and learn the secrets of how the pro's catch Crappie all year long !
 
NO FISH NO PAY !
 
Thank you and have fun fishing.
 
Mark Collins
256-779-3387
www.markcollinsguideservice.com
mark@markcollinsguideservice.com