Keith Hudson's -Lake West Point Fishing- Guide Service
Spring Fishing Report
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|BASS : Good ------Shallow-water
baits such as unweighted Trick Worms,,Flukes ,Senkos and Frogs are working right now .Postspawn females are being caught in shallow water as they guard their fry.Zoom lizards on a Carolina rig will also work quite well when the largemouth are on guard. Another good pattern is to fish pig-n-jigs arond trees. -- Most creeks seem to be producing.... The shad spawn has been very sparse lately, so don't expect that pattern to pay off.
--The spotted bass are still biting quite well. Carolina rigged Finesse worms or a Tommy Head rigged with a Zoom Shakey Head worm are good choices for these somewhat deeper fish.Try fishing blowdowns gravel banks or shoal markers. Usually when you catch one ,there are others in the same area.
STRIPERS & HYBRIDS: Excellent
----Huge numbers of fish are back down on the main lake already. Downlining with shad or bass shiners is effective right now.Free lining a live bait will also work at times. The mouths of Maple,Wehadkee & White Water creeks should continue producing some fish.-- Expect the topwater fishing to be best very early and very late or on overcast days.--Keep a popping cork rig ready. -----Trolling with mid depth crankbaits and Alabama Rigs has also been producing some in these same areas.
CRAPPIE: FAIR --Most of the fish have spawned out ,very few beds can still be found.Wehadkee,Veasey & Yellow Jacket creeks are still producing some fish. Try fishing the smallest minnows you can find or a 1/16 oz. jig around brush piles & blowdowns in 10-15 of water. Concentrate on trees & brush that are close to the old creek channels.-- Pitchng with small jigs around or under docks ( tube or feather tails)is also a good technique on post spawn fish. ---The night fishing has been slow recently but should really pick up soon as well.
BREAM & SHELLCRACKERS -GOOD - These are the overlooked fish of West Point Lake. May is the month to catch bedding bream.Fish with crickets & worms in the back of pockets.When you find a bed you can limit out quick. Look for the beds around stumps or on sandy flats in the back of shallow pockets.
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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.The river is slightly stained down to around 219 bridge Water temperatures are basically ranging around 70 -75 degrees-------.
----You can call 706 645 -2929 for the daily lake level and generation schedule.