West Point Fishing Report March 2013
West Point: Level: 3.9 feet below full pool. Temp: 48-51 degrees. Clarity: Most of the creeks are slightly stained, but the main lake south of 109 is still fairly clear.
Bass: Guide Keith Hudson reports, “Surface temps are slowly starting to rise as we move later into February. We should see mostly mid to upper 50s with a few 60s if the sun is out. More largemouth and nice spots have began to move shallow. Little John crankbaits, crawfish-colored Shad Raps and football-head jigs fished around cover continue to produce. That bite as usual will only improve with a warming trend. The schoolie-sized spotted bass with a few surprise largemouth are still on some of the deeper winter holes and can be caught with a jigging spoon or a drop-shot rig. The usual places—roadbeds, humps and ledges near the mouths of the major creeks—are holding fish.”
Linesides: “The striper bite has stayed fair over the last couple of weeks,” Keith said. “On a trip this past week after the rain we had 30 to 40 mixed fish in the 4- to 7-lb. range. However, the largest one was over 25 pounds.”
Crappie: Good. “The crappie are deep, 18 to 22 feet,” said Buddy Murchison. “Lots of small fish, but a limit of 9- to 10-inch fish can be caught. Fish jigs in lime-chartreuse, black-chartreuse-chartreuse with crappie attractant. Troll as slow as possible 1 foot from the bottom.”
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