Keith Hudson's -Lake West Point Fishing- Guide Service
Summer Fishing Report
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|BASS : Fair ------Expect some Largemouth to begin to show up on some of the deeper structure as the water temps really starts to heat up over the next few weeks.Zoom 's Ol-Monster worms either Texas or Carolina -rigged or a Bomber Fat Free 7 or 8 in Citrus Shad are a couple of the favorite baits for exploring the off shore structures. Old road beds ,pond dams ,channel ledges etc. (especially those with fresh brush piles)will hold some good fish. ------Over the last few years at least some of our Largemouth have decided to stay shallow all summer. Shallow-water
baits such as unweighted Trick Worms,,Flukes ,Senkos ,Buzzbaits and Spro Poppin Frogs catch at least some fish all summer.The trick is to fish them in cover .----- Another good pattern is to fish pig-n-jigs around trees. Not a lot of bites ,you are gonna lose or break some off,but a kicker fish maybe your reward.....
--The spotted bass will keep the day interesting for you. Carolina rigged Finesse worms or a Tommy Head rigged with a Zoom Shakey Head worm are good choices for them.Try fishing bridge pilings,blowdowns ,gravel banks or shoal markers. Usually when you catch one ,there are others in the same area.
STRIPERS & HYBRIDS: Excellent
----Large numbers of fish are back down on the main lake and act like they want to continue to bite for now . Downlining with shad or bass shiners is very effective.Free lining a live bait will also work at times. Most of the fish seem to be holding 20-30 ft. deep.The mouths of Maple,Wehadkee & White Water creeks among other places should continue producing fish.--Consistently catching enough shad has been tough this whole season,although there seems to have been a decent hatch; starting to see shad fry in good numbers.-- Although still pretty slow right now,expect the topwater fishing to be best very early and very late or on overcast days.--Keep a popping cork rig ready. Some years the best topwater schooling happens in July, who knows this year? -----Trolling with mid depth crankbaits and Alabama Rigs has also been producing some in these same areas.
CRAPPIE: GOOD -- Yellow Jacket,Wolf & Whitewater Creeks are still producing fish. Try fishing the smallest minnows you can find or a 1/16 oz or smaller jig around brush piles & blowdowns in 10-15 of water. Concentrate on trees & brush that are close to the old creek channels.-- Pitching or shooting with small jigs around or under docks ( tube or feather tails)is also a very good technique during the summer. As usual, Crappie seem to love shade and cover ---The night fishing has finally started to pick up a good bit.Tie up under a bridge , put out some lights, tightline some minnows and relax. Beat the heat and put some fish in the freezer!!
CATFISH -GOOD - Try using worms or cut bait fished on bottom for good catches of channel cats.Bottle fishing is also a fun way to catch a good mess of cats. Channels cats bite well over most of the lake and are way under fished.------For big Flatheads try using a big live bream. Most of the best flathead fishing is in the deeper holes north of 219 bridge in the main Chattahoochee River run. Fish the baits on bottom and be prepared with some heavy gear,if you expect to land a big one. Don't be surprised if you hook in to a bonus striper in the same areas.
THIS WEEK’S PERSONAL LOG
KEITH HUDSON'S Guide Service -- West
Point Lake's level is at or slightly below full pool.Expect the water level to pretty much stabilize for a while. The water conditions are fairly clear over much of the entire lake,only the river is slightly stained down to around 219 bridge Water temperatures are basically ranging around 80-85 degress . Really blessed to be able to go back to fishing after an accident that should have killed me last week. I know God has a purpose for keeping me around!------.
----You can call 706 645 -2929 for the daily lake level and generation schedule.