View Full Version : Great morning On Weiss Lake with Russ Bailey with pics

Kelly Matthews
11-04-2007, 09:25 PM
I had the pleasure of fishing with B'n'Ms Pro Staffer Russ Bailey this morning while he was down at Weiss Lake working the Alabama State Championship Tournament - We had some real good crappie using the Bottom Bumping Technique. Russ did a great job with the tournament and is a super nice guy. I really look forward to fishing with Russ again later on...
Russ & B'n'M Pole Company


11-04-2007, 09:29 PM
Nice fish, i hope to get over to Weiss one day! Congrats

Cane Pole
11-04-2007, 09:34 PM
Using double hook rigs?

Kelly Matthews
11-04-2007, 10:19 PM
Cane Pole
I use just one hook here on Weiss - Today we were using the B'n'M Pro Staff Troller 8 foot rod spooled with 8 pound test line. I like to use the Eagle Claw snelled hooks with leader about 18 to 20 inches above a 1/2 oz. weight. The stuff we were fishing today would have been real tough to fish with a double hook rig as we were fishing channel ledges loaded with heavy cover...
Good Fishin...

drill instructor
11-05-2007, 04:29 AM
Hey Kelly, im going to have to join up with you guys on the famous Weiss Lake. Great job and tell Russ to save me a few.

11-05-2007, 06:06 AM
Hi Kelly,

I had a great time yesterday. I am ready to come back down and do a couple more shows with you! But.....ORDER SOME WATER FOR THE LAKE!!!!
Thanks for making some time to fish with me.


11-05-2007, 06:15 AM
Kelly,Glad you got on some! Sounds like you have the same water problem as us-Little to None!

stinkies daddy
11-05-2007, 11:43 AM
From what I hear from my buddy Sea Bass, russ is good peeps

Cane Pole
11-05-2007, 11:54 AM

I love bottom bumping, especially when you have double hooks and double up on fishes. It is a real kick in the pants.


Kelly Matthews
11-05-2007, 04:27 PM
Yah we need some rain in a bad way here - maybe by late winter we will get enough to get the lake up some.

Cane Pole
I know what you mean about doubling up, feels like you have a whale on... I tend to do this in the spring throwing a double jig Southern Pro fly and cork rig. :)

Anytime you get ready come on down...
Thanks Again
Good Fishin...

speck chaser
11-06-2007, 09:11 AM
kelly, what knot do you use to tiy the snelled leader to the main line

Crappie Chaser
11-06-2007, 09:32 AM
Way to go, buddy....Looking forward to seeing you on the shows with Russ!

11-06-2007, 09:38 AM
Russ's midwest crappie shows are the best. I'm sure you've added a wonderful addition to an already great lineup. Congrats.

Kelly Matthews
11-06-2007, 08:59 PM
speck chaser
I just take the snelled hook itself and run the hook through the loop - pull it tight and then just tie three over hand knots to keep it from sliding up and down. This seems to be the best way I have found to keep the leader standing out away from the main line. Then come down 18 to 20 inches and tie your weight on with a palomar knot.

PS: We had a great day today 11/06/07 with this technique along with a little spider rigging we ended up with 40 good keepers with a total of 55 crappie caught...
Picture Link

Hope to do the same or better tomorrow:cool: