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West Point Crappie With Joey Mines

West Point fishing guide Joey Mines says that crappie anglers are some of the kindest and most friendly people in the world. He should know since he has been guiding them to crappie for 38 years and averages 275 days a year fishing for them on West Point. That’s a lot of crappie fishing! Joey…

West Point Crappie In Yellowjacket Creek

For catching plenty of crappie at Lake West Point, Yellowjacket Creek is all you need to know, says Jeff Key. Jeff, who travels regularly from his home in Milner to the lake, says he concentrates on one stretch of Yellowjacket no matter what the sea- son. The areas he fishes change little. From February through…

Aggressive West Point Crappie

April is arguably the best month to catch a nice mess of slab crappie on Georgia lakes. West Point Lake, on the Chattahoochee River near LaGrange, is no exception. In April, the water temperatures are warming, reaching the range where crappie head to the shallows to spawn, and you can find crappie there in large…

Longline Slab Crappie During West Point’s Spring Spawn

There’s a reason tournament partners Earl Kitchens, of Gray, and Wayne Ard, of Lizella, drive halfway across Georgia to fish West Point Lake. The crappie fishing can be that good. And, in late February and early March, when the first waves of egg-heavy females begin pushing into the shallows to spawn, the fishing gets that…

West Point Kid-Friendly Crappie In April

  Spring is probably the best part of the year to introduce a kid to fishing. Warm sunny days make the time on the water special, and the fish are moving in for the spawn. With the crappie heading for shallow water, they are concentrated, feeding aggressively and easy to catch. On a good day…

West Point Summertime Crappie

Fishing guide Bobby Wilson has often told me that crappie fishing was hot on West Point, even when most anglers aren’t targeting the species. See, crappie fishing is a popular activity in the late winter and early spring, when giant numbers of the fish are moving from deep to shallow to spawn. But when the…

Run And Gun For West Point Deep-Shade Crappie

Sensing some slight, imperceptible twitch in his line, Joel set the hook and moments later a crappie skidded across the surface from under the dock toward the boat. “I think that’s 10 in a row,” he said. I had caught zero, and as far as I could tell, had not had a bite. Joel fired…

West Point Springtime Crappie

It really was like playing musical chairs as a kid. There were three of us that kept circling the floor of a white, 23-foot Carolina Skiff. Each of us was eyeing the other, wondering which lucky angler would be positioned just right when the music stopped, or as was the case, which one would be…

West Point Lake Record Black Crappie

Edward Cagle, of Tyrone, holds the record for the biggest West Point Lake black crappie ever verified, a 3-lb., 6-oz. slab caught in 1996. For feature articles on crappie at West Point, along with archived fishing reports, click here.

West Point Lake Fishing Report – December 2022

West Point: Level: 4 feet below 635. Temp: Upper 50s. Clarity: The water has been pretty stable this winter, pretty much clear. Bass: Guide Keith Hudson reports “Fair. December is typically a decent month for bass fishing, and the shallow bite for largemouth has remained OK so far this winter. The shallow bite could improve…

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