Alan is a veteran of the US Air Force, a master electrician, and a long-time hobby farmer.
Weiss Lake, Alabama
Weiss Lake Quick Facts
- Weiss Lake has a surface area of over 30,000 acres.
- Weiss lake has around 447 miles of shoreline.
- Known as the "Crappie Capital of the World."
- Owned by Alabama Power Company
Alabama the Beautiful, USA
Weiss Lake was created in 1961, when Weiss dam was completed. Located in northeast Alabama, the dam was the first in a series of hydroelectric dams along the Coosa River system. The lake offers recreational activities such as fishing, boating, skiing, swimming, hunting, and more. Known as 'the crappie capital of the world', Weiss Lake offers exceptional crappie fishing opportunities.
On the Water in Alabama
Weiss Lake is Off of the Beaten Path
Being nestled in the Appalachian foothills of Northern Alabama, Weiss Lake is located in a rural area to say the least. Between the rows of fish camps that dot the red, muddy banks, lie endless cotton fields.
It couldn't be a better situation for some serious fishing and hunting. What better way to enjoy a weekend than to leave your cell phone behind and plant yourself somewhere with a fishing pole in your hand. While the seclusion is nice, keep in mind the nearest grocery store is only a short drive away.
The rural splendor of this magical place also allows for some great wildlife observation opportunities. It is common to spot deer and turkey on a daily basis, as well as quail and waterfowl. This lake is even home to a few bald eagles. Anyone that spends a little time on this wonderful lake is bound to see some wildlife.
Hitchhiking on a Floating Log
Caney Creek Honey
Hidden Treasures Abound at the Lake
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Time to Get Your Toes Wet
Weiss Lake, Alabama
What if I Don't Fish or Hunt?
If you don't fish or hunt, don't worry. There are plenty of other activities to enjoy at the lake. Boating is obviously a great deal of fun, not to mention jet skis. A word of advice, this is a shallow lake. If you are boating and riding about on jet skis, stick to the channels. Even then, check the area well before you cut loose. Huge logs can float and move around in a matter of minutes.
Swimming is another popular activity at Weiss Lake. All summer long, tons of folks frolic in the water. Splashing and laughing the day away. What could be better on a hot summer day?
Home Away From Home
Our Home Away From Home
Weiss Lake is my family's little slice of paradise. Our small camper is a comfortable sanctuary that we often retreat to even in the winter. The nonstop activity of the wildlife in and around the lake provides a constant, real life nature show.
The lake is regularly stocked with crappie, resulting in excellent fishing action. The lake's size limits on crappie also help ensure a quality population for years to come.
Alan (author) from West Georgia on August 04, 2014:
It is like Heaven on earth to me. Thanks for your kind words.
Imtiaz Ahmed from Dhaka, Bangladesh on August 03, 2014:
God the place is like heaven! Hope I can visit and I really liked your pictures Mgeorge. Voted Up
sheilamyers on July 23, 2014:
mgeorge: I've visited places like that when I've explored the area around where my mom grew up in Tennessee. It's so refreshing to find genuinely friendly people. And I agree ... if only the gas prices were the same.
Alan (author) from West Georgia on July 23, 2014:
Thanks DDE, I am always glad when you stop by to take a look at my hubs.
Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on July 23, 2014:
So beautiful and always an interesting hub from you
Alan (author) from West Georgia on July 22, 2014:
Thanks Sheila, I'm sure you would enjoy the area. The nearby towns seem to be twenty years behind the rest of the country, in a very good way. All the people still wave and talk friendly, even to strangers. At the gas station, you don't even have to prepay! Just pull up and pump your gas, just like the old days. That kind of atmosphere reminds me of how it was when I was a kid. If only the gas prices were the same as the good ole days!
sheilamyers on July 22, 2014:
Thanks for sharing the pictures. The area is beautiful and looks like a place I'd like to visit.