West Point Fishing Report – January 2010
West Point: Level: 4.6 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid to high 50s. Clarity: Muddy up the Chattahoochee; stained in the creeks; light stain on the main lake.
Bass: Fair. Paul Parsons reports, “Look for largemouths and spotted bass to suspend in the trees along the river and major creek channels. Bass are also holding in the brushpiles on the old roadbeds. The best way to catch bass for the rest of the winter is with jigging spoons. When they get hungry, they will come out of the trees and move up on adjacent flats to feed.”
Linesides: Good. Bobby Wilson said to troll crankbaits in the mouths of Yellow Jacket, Wehadkee, Stroud, Maple or Veasey creeks. Also, troll the river channel down on the main lake and the humps and flats. Bobby suggests crankbaits like 200-series Bandits, No. 7 Shad Raps and 1/2-oz. Rat-L-Traps. Good colors are chrome/blue and bone white. Paul reports, “Striped, hybrid and white bass are biting good on the main lake on live shad. Try the railroad hump, the flats around the mouths of Wehadkee Creek and Indian Creek and the humps in the mouth of Maple Creek.”
Crappie: Good. Bobby said to troll crappie jigs. Pull black/chartreuse, chartreuse, black/blue or bubblegum crappie jigs down to 10 or 14 feet. The fish will come up off structure to hit the jigs. Troll the creek channels at Yellow Jacket, Whitewater and Wehadkee. Paul reports, “Crappie are moving out deeper and suspending in the trees along the river and major creek channels. Crappie are also holding in the deep brushpiles on the old roadbeds.”
Catfish: Paul reports, “Blue and channel catfish are biting good all over the lake. The best bait is cut shad. Fishing for flatheads has slowed down. The flathead fishing will pick up when the water warms.”
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