West Point Fishing Report – September 2009
West Point: Level: 0.8 feet above full pool. Temp: Mid 80s. Clarity: Clear on the main lake; stained up the Chattahoochee.
Bass: Good. Guide Paul Parsons said bass are in a summer pattern. There has been a good topwater bite first thing in the morning around the main-lake shoal markers and shallow brushpiles. Bass are also biting on the roadbeds. Most of the shoal markers and roadbeds have brush on or around them. Pop-Rs have been catching the most early, and then try a deep-diving crankbait like a DD22 or a Carolina-rigged worm in watermelon seed.
Linesides: Very good for topwater. Guide Bobby Wilson said the schooling activity is on fire for the first couple of hours every morning and then again in the evening. The fish are coming up from the pumping station down to the dam, and good places to look are Wehadkee, Maple, Yellowjacket, Stroud and Wilson creeks. Popping corks, Rat-L-Traps and Pop-Rs are all good choices for this bite.
Crappie: Bobby said to look for crappie to move up and start feeding toward the end of September. Paul reported, “Crappie are biting good on minnows at night under the main-lake bridges.”
Catfish: Excellent. Paul reports, “Blue and channel cats are biting great all over the lake. The best bait is cut shad. Flatheads are biting great up the Chattahoochee River on live bait.”
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