West Point Lake Fishing Report – June 2019
West Point: Level: 0.7 feet below full pool. Temp: Low 80s. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Fair. Guide Keith Hudson reports, “Early in the month, topwater baits such as Pop-Rs, Zara Spooks and buzzbaits can be effective for shallow and aggressive postspawn bass, especially around bream beds. Other patterns can also be effective this time of year. Try fishing rip-rap around bridges with spinnerbaits, small crankbaits and shaky-head rigs. You can also try fishing shallow grass and cover north of 219 bridge with popping frogs and Senkos. Later in the month, some fish should start showing up on deeper brushpiles and roadbeds as the water warms. Try deep crankbaits or Texas-rigged Ol’ Monster worms. Some spotted bass are still being caught by casting Spot Remover heads loaded with shaky-tail worms or just dragging a Carolina-rigged Zoom Finesse Worm or Mini Lizard around sloping gravel banks.”
Linesides: Excellent. Guide Keith Hudson reports, “Hungry spawned-out hybrids and stripes showed back up down lake in good numbers. Expect the downline bite on live bait to stay good through June. Good areas that have been producing are near the dam and at the mouth of Yellow Jacket. Most fish are holding right around 25 feet. Some fish have started surface schooling on the main lake and can be caught on small Rooster Tails, popping-cork rigs and Storm Swim Shad lures. The trolling bite also will pick up in June. Main-lake humps and flats trolled with deep-diving crankbaits will produce, especially during water generation.”
Crappie: Good. Guide Keith Hudson reports, “Spawned-out fish will typically move out and hold on deeper brush and structure or under the deeper docks. Try drop-shotting minnows or shooting docks for the best results. Night fishing is usually good in June.”
Bream: Good. “Don’t forget about our bream and shellcracker at West Point. Finding an active bed can take a little effort, but when you do, you can have a ball. Bedding usually takes place on the full moon cycles in June. Look for shallow cover in the backs of pockets. Sandy flats and stump beds tend to draw the fish like a magnet. Use live pink worms, crickets and small jigs for the best results.”
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