Keith Hudson's -Lake West Point Fishing- Guide Service
FALL FISHING REPORT
Bass: GOOD ---As the weather continues to cool down and the lake level continues to drop, expect more fish (especially spots) to stack up on structures such as humps, ledges, roadbeds, and brush piles in 15 - 20 ft. of water. Dropshot rigged worms , jigging spoons , or a Green Pumpkin 1/2 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 riprap, brushpiles, or rocky banks with blowdowns. Another good spot technique this time of year is dropshotting directly in brush piles.
----Expect the largemouth bite to continue to be good around any shallow wood or brush cover or around baitfish schools (especially north of Highland in the Hooch) on shallow-water baits such as Zoom Super Flukes, Strike King KVD 1.0 and 1.5 lures, and topwater baits such as Zara Spooks and Pop Rs. One of the main keys to this type of fishing is to look for the schools of shad in the shallow water that you're in.
STRIPERS & HYBRIDS: GOOD --Downlining with shad or bass shiners is becoming more effective as the water cools. Oftentimes bigger fish suspend under the smaller schoolies in the 15 to 25 foot range and can be caught using the live bait.
Stripers mixed with hybrids and white bass continue to school on top fairly consistently. The mouths of Wilson & White Water creeks, and in the main river channel near the dam have all been producing some fish. A Popping Cork Rig or a white 1/2-oz. Rooster Tail should be kept handy in case a school pops up. Expect the fishing to be best very early and 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.Gulls & loons should start to show up soon to help pinpoint them as well. I expect the size to continue to improve as the water continues to cool down.--Trolling with mid depth crankbaits, Alabama Rigs, and vertical jigging chrome Challenger spoons has also been producing in these same areas .-----
Crappie: FAIR --A minnow fished under a float will work or you can try pitching small tube jigs. Blowdown trees in 5-10 ft of water are 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. Dropshotting minnows over or near deeper brush will also produce results.
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KEITH HUDSON'S Guide Service -- West
Point Lake's level is down about five feet or so. Expect the water level to continue to slowly fall unless we have some big rains. The water conditions are generally clear over nearly the entire lake. Water temperatures are basically ranging around 65-75 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.