West Point Fishing Report – April 2007

GON Staff | March 26, 2007

West Point: Level: 4.25 feet below full pool. Temp: Low to mid 60s. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Good, said Paul Parsons. The largemouth are very close to going on the bed. Some big females have been caught in the last couple of days that had bloody tails. If the weather stays warm the spawn should peak at the next full moon on April 2. Fish with Texas-rigged lizards back in the pockets that have small feeder creeks. Spotted bass have been biting really well on main-lake and secondary rocky points. Throw a Carolina-rigged finesse worm in watermelon seed or green pumpkin. A small crankbait fished on secondary points should also produce a good bite.

Linesides: Good, Paul said. The run up the Chattahoochee River is just getting going. Lots of white bass and small hybrids are being caught casting small jigs. Some bigger hybrids are starting to show up, and fishing for bigger fish should be improving every day now. “We have caught several up around 7 or 8 pounds, but the big fish aren’t really up there yet,” Paul said. “A little rain would help us out a bunch. If it rained a couple of days and they opened the flood gates, it would get going real good up there.” Live or cut shad is the best bait. Fish along sandbars and mouths of creeks from the New River to Franklin. Please release baby stripers. One of Paul’s clients caught the new lake-record blue catfish in March while fishing for hybrids up the river with cut bait.

Crappie: Good. Crappie are still being caught trolling jigs back in Yellow Jacket, Whitewater and Wehadkee creeks.

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