Keith Hudson's -Lake West Point Fishing- Guide Service
LATE FALL FISHING REPORT
LARGEMOUTH & SPOTS : GOOD --- The lake level has begun a slow and steady drop over the last few weeks. It is forecast to be around 7 feet down by mid December. Consequently, large mouth have begun to move out to deeper water. A few are still being caught shallow around structures such as exposed shallow brush piles or wood with jigs and Chatterbaits. However, a more reliable pattern is to fish around deeper blow down trees and boat docks with a Senko or a Texas rigged worm. -- Spotted bass are bunching up on deeper structure such as roadbeds and dropoffs near creek channels. We caught some spots in water as deep as 30 feet this past week on jigging spoons and the new Zoom Z drop worms.
STRIPERS, HYBRIDS, & WHITE BASS : GOOD --Over the last few weeks, I have had some really awesome topwater action on stripers on the cloudy overcast days. The Berkley Schooling Rig , Russ's hand-tied bucktail jigs and Zara Spooks all have been working well. Some of my biggest fish, however, continue to come on a big chrome Cotton Cordell Red Fin. Try reeling the Red Fin just a couple of inches under the surface creating a V wake. If a fish blows up on it, just keep reeling until the line tightens up, then set the hook. You won't get a ton of hits on it , but they are usually worth the wait.The best areas lately have been the shoals across from the pumping stations and at the mouths of Yellow Jacket ,White Water, and Bird Creeks. Be sure to keep your eyes open for gulls or loons diving as they will often tip you off to the location of an entire school. Down-lining has also been very good recently with shad or shiners. Suspend your baits at around 20 feet for the best results. Look for the schools of bait fish and the stripers are usually just below them. Please take a look at my Photo Gallery as I have updated it recently with catches from this year's summer to fall trips.
CRAPPIE: FAIR – Crappie fishing continues to be fair as we move into late fall. Whitewater & Wolf Creeks have been producing. Try pitching small jigs around deeper blow down trees . A small minnow under a float will also work. Concentrate on trees that are close to the old creek or river channel.Docks with brush also continue to hold fish. Another good technique this time of year is drop-shotting with small minnows in deeper brush piles. As usual the fish seem to stack together tighter when the sun is out. --The night fishing also remains decent. Try fishing under Yellow Jacket or 109 bridges with lights for your best results.
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THIS WEEK’S PERSONAL LOG
Keith Hudson's Guide Service -- West
Point Lake continues to fall slowly ,still only down around 3-4 feet. You can call 706 645 -2929 for the daily lake
level and generation schedule.Surface temperature continues to cool, low 50's to middle 50"s for the most part.The lake is still pretty clear over most of the lake.This weeks warm nights should restart the top water action.--- I am continuing to enjoy the fall bite as the temps fall.I have every day this week booked and expect to catch at least 40-50 fish each day.