Keith Hudson's
     Lake West Point  Fishing 
           Guide Service            
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 SPRING 2018 fishing trips!! Peak SPRING fishing is from MID-MARCH until JULY 4th !!!!  Plenty of days are still available , but 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. Currently, the lake is 6 feet or so down ,clear and cold - temps in the 40's  --Thanks - Keith Hudson


         BASS  - Slow -  Expect a slow start to the year , after actually having a winter.   In water temps below  55 degrees , bass tend to slow down ,move deeper and feed less.---Although it can be a slow time for fishing,  warm fronts ,cold  fronts and  warm or cold rainfall can turn the bite off and on quickly.  Mid depth baits like Rat'l Traps , ChatterBaits, Little Johns and Shad Raps  allow you to cover water to find feeding fish , which you can still find ,especially on an extended warming trend. Remember to slow the baits down in the colder water. --Rip- Rap or chunk rock can hold bass on a sunny warming trend , try slowly working it with a pig and jig or a suspending jerk bait.  The bites can be few and far between , but it is a good time of year to catch a trophy fish. --- Don't Forget !! If we do have a sudden warm up during  February  , the fishing  for all  species can go from poor to excellent in just a few days , so be ready !!!
         
-- For  Spotted bass continue to stick with  Spot Remover heads loaded with Zoom Shakey Head  or Finesse worms . Casting to  chunk rock banks or rip rap  around the bridges will normally produce. ------ - Spoon fishing this time of year can still produce. In clear cold water ,spoon fishing  & drop shotting can still be your best bet  for a mixed bag of spots , white bass, hybrids and stripers.Target 15-25 ft of water near the river channel or in the mouths of major creeks. 


            STRIPERS & HYBRIDS : FAIR--
I have  caught  stripers this winter as deep as 50 ft. ,way deeper than normal for West Point.  The linesides are still  down lake in good numbers right now . Expect the down-line  bite on live shiners  & the jigging spoon bite to continue to be at least fair  all the way  throughout the winter , unless the whole lake gets muddy . The usual humps and dropoffs in the Chattahoochee  and the mouths of most major creeks should produce.    --- A few fish are still surface schooling early & late on  the main lake , especially on overcast days ,and  can be caught on Roostertails, Russ' Bucktail Jigs , Red Fins and Storm Swim  Shad lures. Gulls and loons are on the lake  and can help you find actively feeding fish---Trolling with A- Rigs , bucktails and crankbaits  can also be effective.---- The river run can start in late February if the whole month turns unusually warm.


             CRAPPIE    : FAIR     --- 
Trolling for crappie usually picks up big time during February, if the weather cooperates in the least. Schools of prespawn crappie begin their migration to the shallows to lay their eggs . They usually follow the creek channels like a highway to the shallows. Smaller feeder creeks like those up the Chattahoochee ( Wolf, Fish, Management Area, Potato, and New River ) seem to always be some of the first to turn on.  Whitewater ,Yellow Jacket and Wehadkee are not far behind.------ Don't forget, a  prolonged warming trend or a substantial warm rain can really turn the crappie on quickly and move them shallow.-- Later in the month, or when the surface temps hit around 55 degrees, try targeting  blowdowns and brushpiles in 4-8 ft  feet of water , casting jigs .  Most of the docks that still have water under them have brushpiles around them , making them easier to find. 
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