Weiss Lake

From the Southeast to the Midwest and beyond, anglers talking about the best crappie fishing in the country are talking about Weiss Lake.

In fact, it’s known as the Crappie Fishing Capital of the World!

The lake takes center stage in this northeast Alabama community, and in addition to its renowned crappie population, it’s home to what the locals call “healthy sized” largemouth, spotted and striped bass. Manmade structures provide pockets of habitat amid the 30,200 acres of the lake, which ranges from shallow flats to deep channels.

What you’ll catch

  • Largemouth bass

  • Spotted bass

  • Crappie

Today’s Weather


Seasonal Temperatures

Jan31° F51° F
Feb34° F56° F
Mar41° F65° F
Apr49° F75° F
May58° F82° F
Jun66° F88° F
Jul70° F91° F
Aug69° F91° F
Sep63° F85° F
Oct50° F75° F
Nov40° F64° F
Dec34° F55° F

Area Lodging & Boat Ramps

About the Area

Whether it’s fishing or boating on Lake Weiss, canoeing or kayaking on Terrapin Creek or swimming and hiking in Little River Canyon National Preserve, outdoor fun is the major attraction in the rural region of the state, centered between Birmingham, Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee. There’s even a drive-in theatre showing movies outdoors every weekend evening! Some choose to get out and enjoy it all, from fishing and hunting to hiking and biking. Others prefer to relax and take in the scenery on a drive along the Appalachian Highlands Scenic Byway or the Lookout Mountain Parkway. Fish camps, hunting lodges and campgrounds offer a variety of lodging options, and public-access sites at the lake are plentiful.

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
801 Cedar Bluff Road, Building A
Centre, AL 35960