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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, and more. Known as 'the crappie capital of the world', Weiss Lake offers exceptional crappie fishing opportunities.

On the Water in Alabama

Birds gathering to feed on Weiss Lake in winter.
Birds gathering to feed on Weiss Lake in winter.
Weathered pier
Weathered pier
Summer time at Weiss Lake Alabama.
Summer time at Weiss Lake Alabama.
Bird swimming in the lake.
Bird swimming in the lake.

Hitchhiking on a Floating Log

Floating log provides a home for other plants.
Floating log provides a home for other plants.
Plants growing right out of a floating log.
Plants growing right out of a floating log.

Caney Creek Honey

Hidden Treasures Abound at the Lake

Amazing flowers look like they are from another planet.
Amazing flowers look like they are from another planet.
Clear day at Weiss Lake Alabama.
Clear day at Weiss Lake Alabama.
Weiss Lake at sunrise.
Weiss Lake at sunrise.
The sun comes up over Weiss Lake.
The sun comes up over Weiss Lake.

Time to Get Your Toes Wet

Simple dock sits alone in the water.
Simple dock sits alone in the water.
Tattered dock boards bake in the Alabama sun.
Tattered dock boards bake in the Alabama sun.
Big, puffy cloud hangs lazily over Weiss Lake.
Big, puffy cloud hangs lazily over Weiss Lake.
Big sky over the lake is full of clouds.
Big sky over the lake is full of clouds.

Weiss Lake, Alabama

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Weiss lake is home to some great fishing and boating.

Home Away From Home

Small tree growing out of the water.
Small tree growing out of the water.
Quiet cove nestled in the woods near Centre, Alabama.
Quiet cove nestled in the woods near Centre, Alabama.
Bird waits to feed on bait fish.
Bird waits to feed on bait fish.
Some unlucky bait fish is about to be chomped up  by that bird.
Some unlucky bait fish is about to be chomped up by that bird.
All of our neighbors are cotton fields.
All of our neighbors are cotton fields.
Sunset at wonderful Weiss Lake.
Sunset at wonderful Weiss Lake.
Storm clouds mix up a perfectly good sunset at the lake.
Storm clouds mix up a perfectly good sunset at the lake.

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.


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sheilamyers 2 years ago

Thanks for sharing the pictures. The area is beautiful and looks like a place I'd like to visit.


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mgeorge1050 2 years ago from West Georgia Author

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!


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

So beautiful and always an interesting hub from you


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mgeorge1050 2 years ago from West Georgia Author

Thanks DDE, I am always glad when you stop by to take a look at my hubs.


sheilamyers 2 years ago

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.


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imtii 2 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

God the place is like heaven! Hope I can visit and I really liked your pictures Mgeorge. Voted Up


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mgeorge1050 2 years ago from West Georgia Author

It is like Heaven on earth to me. Thanks for your kind words.

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