Keith Hudson's -Lake West Point Fishing- Guide Service
EARLY SPRING FISHING REPORT
LARGEMOUTH & SPOTS : GOOD---Fishing really picked up this past weekend. Hopefully, the really cold weather is about over for this winter (with the way things have gone this year, who knows?). The warming trend has definitely helped to jump start the fishing. One good thing about the stained water that we have now is that it warms up much quicker than clear water as long as we have some sunshine. As water temps rise into the upper 50s, expect the largemouth bass to quickly move shallow. Try throwing Rattletraps in chrome blue back or metallic red in stained water.-- A couple of the hottest baits lately have been the old stand-by, the crawfish shad rap (#5 or #7) and a new bait, the Storm flat Arashi crankbait also in crawfish pattern. Spinnerbaits, Jerkbaits and Chatterbaits are also good choices right now.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-- The spotted bass, which seemed to have kind of disappeared for a few weeks,have also started turning on as well.
STRIPERS, HYBRIDS, & WHITE BASS : GOOD --- Topwater & schooling action on linesides has improved somewhat ,especially on the cloudy & overcast days. 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. 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, Wehadkee, and Veasey Creeks, but they could pop up anywhere. Finding a little 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. Down-lining has also improved recently with shad or shiners. Suspend your baits at around 20 feet for the best results. Look for the schools of bait fish and the stripers are usually just below them.-------The river run usually starts in March but may be later than normal this year.In water temps below 55 cut shad with garlic will work well.- Remember things can change quickly with a few days of nice weather---------Please take a look at my Photo Gallery as I have updated it recently with catches from this year's summer to winter trips.
CRAPPIE: VERY GOOD– IMPROVING DAILY __Crappie fishing continues to improve as we move into March. Yellow Jacket ,Whitewater & Veasey creeks have been producing some good catches of fish. The warming trend and a little warmer stained water will turn them on quickly. Trolling for crappie should improve dramatically during March. Try using white/blue/white or Acid Rain 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 begin to stage up for the spawn.- One of my favorite techniques is a float and fly this time of year. Use a black with chartreuse curly tail grub on a 1/16th oz. head about 3 feet under a weighted float. Just slowly reel it in - makes a great search bait.
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THIS WEEK’S PERSONAL LOG
KEITH HUDSON'S Guide Service -- West
Point Lake's level is down around 5 feet right now & dropping ,basically still at normal winter pool.With this week's warmer weather,surface temperatures continues to gradually improve .If you search the south end of the lake you may find a few upper 50's late in the day, but as a general rule we are seeing mostly low to mid 50's over much of the lake.The main river run north of 219 is pretty stained and is colder than the larger creeks. This week's warmer temps will help warm things up. Should be another good weekend to fish!!! -----You can call 706 645 -2929 for the daily lake
level and generation schedule.