West Point Lake Fishing Report – Feb. 26, 2024

Ronnie Garrison | February 27, 2024

Several bass tournaments competed at West Point Lake over the weekend. The water clarity at West Point remains stained. There’s a heavy stain in the area around the causeways, and it gets clearer the farther you go up the Chattahoochee River. Some creeks down the lake have clearer water, however, Whitewater Creek was very muddy around the ramp. The water surface temperature was 52 degrees in the mornings and rose to 59 degrees during the sunny afternoons.

The MLF Toyota guys are hitting it right, many patterns are working right now. The MLF Tackle Warehouse Invitational series pros will fish West Point March 1-3 out of the Payne Road Park Mega Ramp.

In the Sportsman Club tournament on Sunday, Feb. 25, seven of 12 fishermen had limits, and anglers were catching bass on a wide variety of lures and locations. In a high school tournament on Saturday, it took 17 pounds to win and 10 pounds for 10th place. Caden O’Neal and Matthew Wright, fishing for the North Paulding Fishing team, came in second out of 103 boats with 14-lbs., 13-ozs. Caden said they threw a chartreuse and green-pumpkin jig under docks with brush under them and fished chunk rock. They focused up the lake past the railroad causeway.

Leroy Travis ran up past the Highway 219 bridge and found “good” water color. His five bass weighing 10.89 pounds won the Sportsman Club tournament, and he had a 3.86-lb. largemouth for big fish. Four of his fish hit crankbaits, one hit a shaky head. Lee Hancock had five weighing 10.49 for second and, unlike last week, they all came on shaky-head worms in stained water from the causeway up to Yellowjacket Bridge. Doug Acree came in third with five at 9.59. Kwong Yu placed fourth with five at 9.03, and his fish hit crankbaits down the lake in a creek. Javin English placed fifth with five bass weighing 8.52 pounds and he caught them on a bladed jig, Spro Litte John crankbait and a jig. Javin caught some in Wedhadkee Creek and others above the railroad causeway. Several anglers said they caught fish on Carolina rigs, too.

The club total was 46 keeper bass weighing 82 pounds. About 25% of the bass weighed were largemouth, so good to see them in the weigh-in bags.

Lots of folks were trolling for crappie in Whitewater and Wilson Creek. The crappie at West Point seem to be biting good.

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