West Point Fishing Report – October 2010
West Point: Level: 1.7 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid 80s. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Fair. Micah Frazier said as the water temps cool, the bait will start moving into the creeks, and the largemouths will follow. Micah likes to find the baitfish when they move up onto the flats in the backs of the creeks, and he’ll either fancast to search with a spinnerbait or a crankbait like a Bandit 200, or he’ll hone in on a piece of structure like a stump or a blowdown with a creature bait or jig. Micah likes a Buckeye jig, and his creature bait of choice for this bite is a Texas-rigged Baby Brush Hog on a 3/16-oz. weight. In the mornings or on days with heavy cloud cover, there should be a topwater bite when the weather cools some. A Chatterbait or a buzzbait can draw strikes from big fish.
Hybrids: Bobby Wilson reports, “Try trolling Shad Raps, Bandits or Rat-L-Traps in the early morning in the middle of the creeks. By the middle of October, the live-bait fishing should pick back up. Look for the fish to be on the flats at Maple Creek, Indian Creek and Rocky Point. They should be on the humps around the lake and in the mouths of the creeks in a few weeks. Drop live threadfins or gizzard shad to them.”
Crappie: Bobby said as the water temps drop, the crappie will pull into the backs of the creeks and start feeding on the small shad in the lake, making the easy to catch. You can catch these fish by trolling jigs or downlining minnows around the pockets of baitfish. Maple, Wehadkee, Wilson, Yellowjacket and Jackson are all good creeks to fish.”
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