Showing posts from June, 2017
My fishing partner and I fished in a 1/2 day Coosa River Crappie Club tournament, on Neely Henry Lake in Gadsden, Al., this past Friday ( June 16 ).  We weighed in at the Hwy 77 - Rainbow Landing Park.  The weather was great, until the clouds gave way to the sun at about 9:30 am.  We started fishing at 6 am and we had our 7 fish limit by 7:30 am. We caught over 50 keeper crappie for the day by 11 am. Most were released to be caught again another day.  Everyone in the tournament caught fish.

The water temp was 82 degrees, and we caught our fish in 14' to 20' of water on minnows, spider rigging.  We also caught 9 or ten bass, a few stripe, and a catfish.  The skies were cloudy when we started and the air temp. was nice; but when the skies cleared the sun made it hot fast.  We loaded the boat and headed to the weigh-in at 11 am.

The winners were Gary and Barbara Kendrick - with a 7 fish limit that weighed over 9 lbs.
Second place went to Phil Trapp and Joe Hayes - with a limit th…

Weiss Lake - 6-12-2017

My fishing partner, ( Mike ), and I went out this morning for a few hours.  We started at 7 am and quit at 11:30 am due to the heat and the fish had stopped biting.  We put in at the new - Graves Three Rivers Landing on Weiss Lake.  The weather was good - cloudy - no wind - and the water temp was 76 degrees.  We fished Yellow Creek and the main Coosa river channel between Leesburg Hwy. 411 bridge and Yellow Creek.  The crappie bite was good until 9 am.  We caught crappie, catfish, and stripe on minnows, on the river ledge, 12 to 19 ft. deep.  I am attaching a few pictures.

The Coosa River Crappie Club is having a 1/2 day crappie tournament on Neely Henry Lake - Thursday 6-8-17, from 6 am until 12 noon.  $ 50 entry fee per team, includes big fish pot.  You can register morning of tournament 5 to 5:30 am at Rainbow Landing at Hwy. 77 bridge - Southside/ Gadsden.  Gary Kendrick is tournament director - phone # 205-405-0542.  Open to everyone - and you don't have to be a member of clu…