Snow and Ice
Lee Pitts - Weiss Lake Guide
Needless to say the weather in Central Alabama the last week has been in one word, awful. So says Weiss Lake Guide Lee Pitts. With bitter cold plus wind it makes the fishing this time of year tough. Last week we had 6 inches of snow and ice which made being on the water next to impossible, but the weather turned for the better over the weekend and Lake Guntersville turned out some nice fish for the tournament there. The week upcoming will be no different, with rain and again snow and ice scheduled, catching a limit will be tough. Of course this time of year in Alabama this kind of weather is typical, so when the weather makes being on the water not only just down right crazy but dangerous too, it’s an opportunity to take advantage and do some equipment maintenance. Get your boat cleaned up and organized, re-string your rods and grease those reels. Do the time consuming chores you might not have time for when the weather turns right.
With that being said, if you are on the fish or die diet, and you can brave the rain and changing temperatures crappie can be caught. Patience will be the key this week, you may have to make changes on the fly by trying different colors, different head weights, different speeds and presentations, and you may be able to find that sweet combination and put some fish in the freezer. The Bobby Garland line of crappie baits should be your bait of choice with the M0-Glo heads and baited with the Baby Shad and Slab Slay'R. Gamma line Hi-Vis in either 6lb or 8lb test will round out a crappie rig that can help make you successful in these conditions. Rain and storms early in the week and possible snow and sleet scheduled for Wednesday night and Thursday, but the weather takes a turn for the better next weekend and Lee can’t wait. Give Weiss Lake Guide Lee Pitts a call if you would like to catch some big crappie slabs because despite the weather its March and crappie time in Alabama! Give Lee a call at 256-390-4145.
As always be careful out there, safety first and we'll see y’all on the water.