Located near Weirsdale, this 5,685-acre lake is somewhat atypical for a Florida lake, with an irregular bottom and depths exceeding 20 feet. The FWC maintains 12 brush fish attractors which are successfully utilized by many anglers. The attractors were refurbished with new brush in January 2010. These attractors can be easily spotted by the large yellow marker buoys. FWC is also experimenting with Fish-in-a-Barrel attractors (FIAB) on Lake Weir. These are PVC cubes surrounding PVC barrel halves that were designed to provide structure without snagging tackle. These attractors are marked by yellow buoys with blue caps. If you would like to participate in an FWC survey of the fish attractors, or for GPS coordinates for the attractors, contact our fisheries biologists at 352-732-1225.
TrophyCatch is FWC's citizen-science program that rewards anglers for documenting and releasing trophy bass 8 pounds or larger. The following TrophyCatch bass have been submitted from Lake Weir:
Lunker Club (8 – 9.9 pounds): 21
Trophy Club (10 – 12.9 pounds): 4
Crappie fishing has been slow at Lake Weir, but we expect to see the action pick up as we get closer to winter. Try drifting live-bait over one of the several deep drop offs found along the shoreline. Bass fishing has been excellent and we expect the lake to continue producing good results throughout the fall. Fish along the maidencane and other emergent grasses along the shoreline, with weedless rigged soft plastics. Focus efforts around Lemon Point and along the shoreline of Carney Island.