West Point Fishing Report March 2013

GON Staff | February 27, 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.

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.”

“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.”

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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