Keith Hudson's -Lake West Point Fishing- Guide Service
LATE SUMMER FISHING REPORT
Bass: FAIR ---I know it is not fall quite yet, but the recent cool mornings sure make you look forward to the better fishing that we always experience as the water temps starts to cool a little . Expect the largemouth bite to improve around grass & shallow cover(especially north of 219 in the Hooch) on shallow-water baits such as Spro Poppin Frogs, Zoom Super Flukes and topwater baits such as Zara Spooks and Pop Rs. As the weather continues to cool down and the lake level drops, expect more fish (especially spots) to stack up on structures such as humps,ledges roadbeds, and brush piles in 10 -15 ft. of water. Big crankbaits like the Model 7 or 8 Bomber Fat Free in citrus-shad color or a Green Pumpkin 3/4 oz. Football Head jig are good choices for deeper mixed fish. --For specifically targeting spotted bass, try a Tommy Head with a Zoom Shakey Head worm around bridge pilings, brushpiles or rocky banks with blowdowns. A green pumpkin Zoom Finesse or Trick worm on a Carolina rig will continue to produce fish throughout the fall as well. Shoal markers are a good place to start if you are not familiar with the lake at all. They almost always hold at least some fish & are easy to find.
STRIPERS & HYBRIDS: GOOD -- Schooling stripers mixed with hybrids and white bass continue to bite fairly consistently.Areas between the railroad trestle south to the 109 bridge, the mouths of Wilson & Wehadkee creeks & in the main river channel near the dam have all been producing . A Popping Cork Rig or a white 1/2-oz. Rooster Tail should be kept handy in case a school pops up out of nowhere.Expect the fishing to be best very early & very late or on overcast days.The fish are mostly less than 3 pounds or so , but there is an occasional big one mixed in . I expect the size to improve as the water cools down.Trolling with mid depth crankbaits ,Alabama Rigs and casting chrome Challenger spoons has also been producing in these same areas .----- Downlining with shad or bass shiners can still be effective. Oftentimes bigger fish suspend under the smaller schoolies in the 15- to 25-foot range and can be caught using live bait. The problem with downlining is that the fish seem to move around a lot more than normal until the water cools way down.
Crappie: GOOD --Most signs point to a really good fall crappie season again this year. They usually start to pick up after the first days of just a little cooler weather.A small minnow under a float will work or you can try pitching small tube jigs. Blowdown trees in 5-10 ft of water are already holding fish. Concentrate on trees that are close to the old creek or river channel.I like the area from Highland Marina north to 219 in the Chattahoochee . Covered docks with brush in this area will also hold fish. The fish seem to stack together tighter when the sun is out as they definitely prefer shade .----- The other option is night fishing. Tie up under one of the bridges or near the major creek channels, put out some lights, and kick back. The crappie will usually show up within an hour or so after dark. It’s a good way to fill your freezer. Night fishing under the bridges with lights usually remains good throughout the fall.
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KEITH HUDSON'S Guide Service -- West
Point Lake's level is nearly full again but should start a slow drop soon . The water conditions are generally clear over nearly the entire lake. Water temperatures are basically ranging around 80-85 degrees--------My best fall time frame - the 60 days or so from October 15th until December 15th is already booking up . So please if you have a day in mind , get in touch with me soon .
----You can call 706 645 -2929 for the daily lake level and generation schedule.