Lake Weiss was created in 1961 with the completion of the Weiss Dam on the Coosa River. The lake is within easy driving distance of Atlanta, Georgia, Chattanooga Tennessee, Birmingham Alabama or Huntsville Alabama. Weiss Lake is about 52 miles long, has a surface area of over 30,000 acres adn nearly 45 miles of shoreline. Weiss Lake has a maximum depth of about 60 fet. The major tribitaries to Weiss Lake are the Coosa, Chattooga and the Little Rivers.
Anglers at Weiss Lake can expect to catch Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, striped Bass, Craffie, Bluegill, catfish and Freshwater Drum. Weiss Lake is known as the “Crappie Capital of the World”.
For fishing regulations, see www.outdooralabama.com/fishing/freshwater/regulations/