Weiss Lake Fishing Report for 8-20-2003


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Posted by Weiss Lake Guide Service on August 20, 2003 at 17:48:27:

DATE: 8-20-2003
LAKE LEVEL: 563.5
FULL POOL: 564.0
SURFACE TEMP: 88.3
WATER CLARITY: Good
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Here is the reports from the local marina's:

COWAN CREEK:
ROOSTER'S: ( Arnie & Rita): Big stripe being caught on the old river channel around Pruett's Island on live shad. In with the stripe
they are catching good stringers of white bass on Little George's and Rooster Tails.
Bass fishing is a little slow but they are still catching a few 10-12 foot deep around structure.
Still catching good stringers of crappie under the bridges
at night.256-927-5227

PRUETT'S: (Johnny & Betty): Reports bass activity fair and crappie pretty good. Some being taken off the docks. 256-475-3950

HAWG'S DEN: (Tony): Bass fishing has slowed some. It is August, what do you expect. Bass being taken around docks and structure
10-12 foot deep and off points and humps. Carolina rigged soft plastics and Pig-n-jig.
Crappie fishing has been fair on the edge of the old river channel and around docks.
A mystery man came in with 10 stripe over 10 lbs. It is not hard to figure where he caught them. Either the deep water at Hawg Island
or the Ole Cotton Gin.
Nice size catfish being taken off our docks. Come get all you want. 256-779-4294


LITTLE RIVER

JR'S MARINA: (Geraldine & JR): A lot of just barely short crappie still coming from around the docks and structure.
Nice stripe being caught out of the Cave Hole and Spring Creek. Average catch is 4-6. Largest seen was 22lbs.
The white bass are mixed in with the stripe and being caught on Little George's.
Catfish are also mixed in with the stripe. They are free-loaders. They are picking up the dead shad the stripe kill. Geraldine said she
had one come in that weighed 28lbs. All of them nice fish. 256-779-6461

RIVERSIDE: No report.

BAY SPRINGS: Closed

PINE CONE: No report (Going on the auction block Saturday morning).


STEVE, BUTCH & HARRY :
(With Harry doing most of the fishing!)

CRAPPIE: Catching a lot. Still just barely short of legal. About 20:1 ratio. 10-18 foot deep on most any drop that has a little structure
(which includes the old river channel edges.) Also around deep docks.

BASS: Bass have slowed way down with this hot weather. A few early and late on Crankbaits and Pose 400. Also slow rolling a
Spinner Bait deep. Most productive when they are pulling water. Still catching them on points,humps and drop off's. If you take a
good lake map you can find them pretty easy.

STRIPE: Picking up some in the cut and the rocky point just as you go into the cut, but only when they are pulling water. Little
George and live shad. (While you have a heat stroke!) Some of the stripe are also holding on deep brushpiles. Slow rolling Spinner
Bait works pretty good.

BREAM: (Guntersville): It hasn't peaked yet but it is doing pretty good. Some pretty good ones. 35-50 foot deep. Crickets will work but
wax worms are better. Great time to take the kids and keep them busy. Teach your kids to fish and hunt and you will not have to hunt
your kids.

CATFISH: Lots of them. Trot line and jug fish. Cut shad works the best. If you don't have a boat you can fish off the bank. Fish
cleaning stations are still holding large catfish.

Words of wisdom for the week: Stay home and stay cool or go night fishing. If you have an itch you just have to scratch, you can catch
some. Bring a lot of water, sunscreen and bug repellant.
With the high water it has washed in a lot of logs. With a little chop on the water they are mighty hard to see. Try not to have a 1/2 off
prop sale.
As always if we can be of any help just "holler". Steve,Cheryl,Butch & Harry 256-927-6617 www.weisslakeguideservice.com



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