West Point Fishing Report March 2012

GON Staff | February 29, 2012

West Point: Level: 3.1 feet below full pool. Temp: 58 degrees. Clarity: Stained.

Bass: Good. Chris Bell reports, “Fishing has been sporadic with the up-and-down temperatures over the recent week. Fish are still holding to their prespawn areas, but the bite can be on one day and off the next. For bigger fish, use small crankbaits such as a Bomber 4A or Bandit 200 series in a red craw pattern near rocky points and red-clay banks. Do not be afraid to cast baits very shallow on sunny days, as many fish will be in less than 1 foot of water. If water color is present, a Z-Man ChatterBait in black and blue with a black trailer can be a great alternative. The most consistent bites have been on shallow humps and points for spotted bass. Some of the largest spotted bass will be up this time of year in preparation for the spawn. Use Carolina-rigged lizards in green pumpkin or 3/16-oz. shaky heads pulled slowly along these areas.”

Linesides: Good. Chris reports, “Fish are still on humps and roadbeds on the main lake, but look to see their annual migration up river pretty soon. For the up-river areas, use live or cut shad dropped into deeper holes where fish are present. The best areas are from Ringer Access north.”

Crappie: Good. Chris reports, “Fish are positioning farther into creeks and pockets following bait. Troll minnows and Jiffy Jigs in 10 to 12 feet of water leading back into creeks along the channel edges. The best areas have been Whitewater and Yellow Jacket creeks.”

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