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         
  

Keith Hudson's -Lake West Point Fishing- Guide Service

 

                    

 SPRING  FISHING  REPORT

           


        LARGEMOUTH & SPOTS : GOOD--As water temps continue to rise into the low & mid 70s, expect the largemouth & spotted bass to quickly move shallow and feed like crazy before the spawn peaks. Try throwing Spinner Baits in stained water, if you see any schooling activity at all.-- As we move closer to the spawn , I love to throw a lizard . I believe the bass kill them to protect their beds.Fish them on a Carolina Rig with a 18-24 inch leader and a 1/2 oz. weight. Jerkbaits and Chatterbaits can also be good choices right now ,especially if it is windy.Try fishing riprap or red clay banks that are in the sun for most of the day.Some fish are even chasing bait in the back of pockets.By mid April expect to find some largemouth on the bed .The fish seem to be somewhat confused right now by the fluctuating water levels-- The spotted bass are showing up in good numbers and have started bedding now . A Carolina rigged green pumpkin Zoom finesse worm fished on any gravel banks should result in a quick limit.
 
        
STRIPERS, HYBRIDS, & WHITE BASS :
GOOD --- 
Casting with baits such as the Berkley Schooling Rig, Russ' hand-tied bucktail jigs and the Storm Swim Shad has been working decently well on surfacing fish, if you find them. Some fish are also being caught trolling with Shad Raps or bucktail jigs. The best areas lately have been at the mouths of Maple ,Yellow Jacket, Whitewater Creeks, but they could pop up anywhere. Finding clearer water seems to be the key.Keep your eyes open for gulls or loons diving as they will often tip you off to the location of an entire school. ------The spawning run up the Chattahoochee River is on. As a general rule, the section from Ringer to around Glover’s Creek is the best during the first part of the month. Later in the month, from Glover’s Creek to the shoals above Franklin seems to be the key area. It’s pretty easy fishing, especially if you have live or frozen shad. Even chicken liver can be effective. Try anchoring out and throwing downstream from the boat. In water temps below 60 degrees, cut shad will sometimes work even better than live shad. One trick I recommend is using a garlic spray. They seem to hit it much better with the spray, especially in stained water. In water temps over 60 degrees, live bait seems to be a little better, but they may still hit the cut shad. Also, I always expect to catch some big flathead catfish or channel cat mixed in with the stripers. If you want to try artificials, white curly tail grubs or Sassy Shads on a lead head will produce. If you’re not familiar with this section of the river, take it easy because there are sandbars and rocks that will tear off your lower unit.- Remember things will change quickly with a few days of nice weather or a heavy rain---------Please take a look at my Photo Gallery as I have updated it recently with catches from this year's summer to winter trips.


        CRAPPIEGOOD
---Although many of the crappie have spawned already, there are still some of them moving up to spawn. Try using white/blue/white or white/chartreuse JIFFY JIGS. A small minnow under a float will also work. Concentrate on trees or brush that are close to the backs of pockets as the fish continue to stage up for the spawn.- One of my favorite techniques is a float and fly this time of year. Use a chartreuse/white or blue/white feather tail Jiffy Jig about 3 feet under a weighted float. Cast to the banks . The fish are probably going to be a lot shallower than you would expect. Just slowly reel it in & pause to twitch it occasionally.This is a great way to find a group of bedding fish . If you catch one there are usually a lot more there.

   
   FATHER'S DAY GIFT CERTIFICATES NOW AVAILABLE  !!! -----    IT IS TIME NOW to BOOK
for the SPRING 2014 Fishing Season--------- -the months of APRIL, MAY & JUNE are the most consistent for Spring Striper Fishing .------ (Go ahead and email or call if you're interested to insure availability as my prime dates are booking up fast)    www.LakeWestPointFishing.com is my website.

      For more information on booking a trip or purchasing a gift certificate: click on the tabs at the top of this page -www.LakeWestPointFishing.com....You can also email me at this link to hudsonsprobass@gmail.com. or you can call now at Keith Hudson Guide Service (706 884-1483) or (706 882-1743) to insure you don't miss out.

 

 

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THIS WEEK’S PERSONAL LOG

      KEITH HUDSON'S Guide Service -- West Point Lake's level is back down now to around 3 feet below full pool. With this  week's cooler weather,surface temperatures took a bit of a hit. If you search the south end of the lake you may still find a few low - mid 70's late in the day, but as a general rule we are still seeing mostly mid to upper 60's over much of the lake.The main river run north of 219 is still pretty muddy and is still cooler than the larger creeks. Clear water can still be found in Wehadkee ,Stroud & Veasey creeks on the south end of the lake This weekend's warmer temps will help warm things up again ----You can call 706 645 -2929 for the daily lake level and generation schedule.  

 

                                

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      



                            


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