West Point Fishing Report – November 2006
West Point: Level: 6.3 feet low. Temp: 68-72 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Good. The Georgia State Championship is November 4-5, so expect high levels of boat activity during those days. Look for fish to move shallow as they follow shad back into the creeks and pockets. A topwater bite will get better in November. Throw a Pop-R around docks and blowdowns. Later on try jigs or finesse worms in shallow brush. Guide Paul Parsons said the fish will begin to hit shallow-running crankbaits, like a Shad Rap, later in the day. David Lowery said catching a limit of spots was no problem; however, it was tough to get a quality bite. He was throwing Spot Stickers and spinnerbaits. “Stay shallow,” said David.
Linesides: Fair. Guide Bobby Wilson said he’s been catching hybrids trolling 1/2-oz. chrome/blue Rat-L-Traps eight feet deep. “They’ve been liking Rat-L-Traps better than Bandits,” said Bobby. Try trolling points in Yellowjacket, Wehadkee and Maple creeks. Paul Parsons has been catching them on main-lake humps. Try the mouth of Wehadkee and the railroad trestle. Downline live threadfins or gizzards if you can get them. “We were on a little stretch where we were catching an eight- or 10-pounder about every trip,” said Paul. Catch bait before daylight around dock lights. Bobby said live-bait fishing has been a little slow on the lake, but he believes it’s because the fish have been feeding at night.
Crappie: Good. Bobby has been downlining minnows in or on top of brush in 15 to 22 feet of water. Bridge pilings are still holding fish. The trolling bite will get better; troll three- and four-inch curly-tail grubs, and look for the bite in four to 15 feet of water. Fly jigs will work, too.
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