Keith Hudson's
     Lake West Point  Fishing 
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706 884-1483 or 706 882-1743
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KEITH HUDSON GUIDE SERVICE - LAKE WEST POINT FISHING REPORT         


__Now is the time to book your FALL 2018 fishing trips!! Peak FALL fishing is from  October 15th  until  Christmas  !!!!  I offer gift certificates , they make the perfect gift for that hard to buy for outdoorsman !!     A few days are still available , so book now to insure your date!!   ----- visit www.LakeWestPointFishing.com for more info.------------ The best way to contact me is by email at   HudsonsProBass@gmail.com  or you can phone me at 706-884-1483    Thanks - Keith Hudson

THE LAKE  STILL NEAR FULL POOL! Water has cleared back up and looks great.Water temps are in the 60's.


         BASS: Fair  - The shallow bite remains good now and will  improve even more ,especially with higher than normal lake levels  and continued  cooler temps.Baits such as unweighted Flukes, Senkos, buzzbaits and Rebel Pop-r,s are catching bass.Try to  fish these baits in or near cover or around schools of shallow baitfish.Fish the open water in the pockets with a Whopper Plopper, a  Kvd 1.5 crankbait or an A-Rig . Also it doesn't hurt to have a  jig handy to pitch around any wood cover . It won’t produce a lot of bites,, but it's a good way to catch a bigger fish----- By the end of the month ( especially if it cools off quickly) the big schools of spots mixed with hybrids, white bass and stripers can be caught on jigging spoons and dropshot rigs on deeper offshore structures. 

          HYBRIDS / STRIPERS :
Good.--.--- The down line bite with shad or bass shiners has improved as the water has cooled off . Freelining a live bait will also work at times. Most of the fish seem to be holding 20 to 30 feet deep when they are not schooling on the surface and are still moving around a good bit.----- Expect the topwater fishing to continue to improve  and be best very early and very late or on overcast or rainy days as the water cools.Gulls and Loons usually show up in November ,which makes it easier to pinpoint schooling stripers.  A popping cork rig has been working on schooling 1- to 3-lb. fish with an occasional bigger one mixed in. A 3/8 or 1/2-oz. white Rooster Tail, a chrome C.C.  Spoon and a number of other small shad imitators have also  been producing, and the colder it gets the better the fishing usually is  . As the water cools a bucktail jig becomes very effective as well. The mouths of most creeks south of the 109 bridge and the edge of  flats near the dam have been holding fish. Trolling with mid-depth crankbaits and Alabama Rigs has also been producing some linesides in these same areas.-----  

           CRAPPIE: Good  --- Try tight line fishing minnows or a 1/16-oz. or smaller jig around bridge pilings, brushpiles, and blowdowns in 6 to 15 feet of water. Concentrate on trees and brush that are close to the old creek channels.-- Pitching or shooting docks with small tube or feather jigs around or under the docks is also a very good technique during  fall . As usual, crappie seem to love shade and cover.Cooler temps and the recent rain should improve the fishing even more.-Yellow Jacket, Wolf and Whitewater creeks are still producing good strings of  crappie.




 

 


 

 







 




        



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