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KEITH HUDSON GUIDE SERVICE - LAKE WEST POINT FISHING REPORT         

Bass: FAIR  ---  As the days start to get a little shorter and the temps cool just a little , expect a slow improvement in the bass fishing. A few  Largemouth  and spots are still being caught on deeper brush piles,ledges and road beds in the main lake area , basically holding to a summer pattern. Try big deep diving crankbaits or Texas rigged Ol Monster worms . Also dropshotting can be effective in these areas.  Best fishing is around brushpiles or other structure in these areas,if you can find them.Water generation always improves this bite. Downsize baits in these same areas & improve your chances for spotted bass.--------With the unusually high water from this summer's rains, some fish choose to remain shallow, and this pattern should improve as the water cools and we move toward fall. Top water baits such as Rebel Pop R's , Zara Spooks and Spro Poppin frogs can still be effective for shallow fish, especially around grass and weed beds . Try targeting  the mouths of feeder creeks north of the 219 bridge in the Chattahoochee . Also have a jig handy to pitch into wood cover in these same areas.

---Slower than normal,but still fairly consistent, spotted bass are still your best bet on the south end of the lake. Spots are being caught  by casting Spot Remover heads loaded with Shakey Tail worms or just dragging a Carolina-rigged Zoom finesse worm or mini lizard around  shoal markers. Also try a small Texas rigged worm or a pig-n -jig around blow down trees.--  Actively schooling groups of fish will also hit the Flash Mob jr. rig , a personal favorite in the early fall.  

Linesides: FAIR ---  It has been a mostly disappointing summer in general for schooling topwater action  on the main lake   I still expect surface schooling on  the main lake  at some point  this fall . These fish can generally be caught on Roostertails, topwaters, pop n cork rigs and Storm Swim  Shad lures. Start early or stay late for the best results . ------- Expect the down-line  bite on live bait to continue to improve  as we move toward early fall. ---Trolling with crankbaits /bucktail combo  should  also continue to be fairly effective. Try old faithful areas like the Railroad Trestle  Hump and the humps out from Amity Park for good results.

Crappie: FAIR  ---   The fish will typically move out and hold on deeper brush & structure  or under docks until the water temps  drop into the low 70s or so. Try dropshotting minnows or shooting docks  in 10-15 feet of  water for the best results. You can really do well if you find  one of these schools.  Try the  cuts & coves in Yellow Jacket creek and from Highland Marina north to Wolf Creek in the Chattahoochee  -- Some fish will start to move a little shallower as the water slowly cools , maybe by the end of the month . Minnows fished under a float will usually work on them ,when you find them. Any blowdown near deep water is a good starting point-- Night fishing is still pretty good .Try under the bridges with lights .    

Catfish: GOOD ---  Lots of channel cat are being caught  by the few anglers that target them . Live & cut baits (and worms of course) fished on bottom will catch cats all over the lake, as long as fairly deep water is nearby.-- Jug Fishing is also fun & productive. ----- To target flatheads, go to a larger bait like a 4-5 inch bream or large shiner  and fish deeper channels north of the 219 bridge .Be sure to increase the size of your rigs as fish in the 20-30-lb. range are fairly common.   






 




 

  Now is the time to book your FALL 2018 fishing trips!! Peak FALL fishing is from  October 15th  until  Christmas  !!!!  Plenty of 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 IS AT FULL POOL! Water has cleared back up and looks great.Water temps are in the upper 80's and low 90's.   







 




        



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