West Point Lake Fishing Report – June 2020

GON Staff | June 1, 2020

West Point: Level: 1.3 feet below full pool. Temp: Low 70s. Clarity: Mostly clear.

Bass: Fair. Guide Keith Hudson reports, “Early in the month, topwater baits such as Pop-Rs, Zara Spooks, Senkos and buzzbaits can be effective for shallow and aggressive  fish, especially around bream beds. Some big tournament sacks of largemouth are still being weighed-in by guys who sight fish, targeting bass that are around these beds feeding on the bream. Also, you can try fishing rip-rap around bridges with spinnerbaits, small crankbaits and shaky-head rigs. There still could be a few shad spawning first thing in the mornings. Later in the month, some bass 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 being caught by casting Spot Remover heads loaded with Zoom Shakey Tail worms or just dragging a Carolina-rigged Zoom Finesse Worm or Mini Lizard around sloping gravel banks.”

Linesides: Excellent. Guide Keith Hudson reports, “Spawned-out hybrids and stripes showed back up down the lake in good numbers. Expect the downline bite on live bait to be awesome. Some fish started surface schooling on the main lake, and they can be caught on small crankbaits, topwaters, popping-cork rigs and Storm Swim Shad lures.”

Crappie: Good. Guide Keith Hudson reports, “Spawned-out fish will typically move out and hold on deeper brush and structure  or under docks. Try drop-shotting minnows or shooting docks for the best results. Night fishing is usually good in June.”

Bream: Keith Hudson said, “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.”

Catfish: “Lots of channel cats can be caught. Live and cut baits and worms fished on bottom will catch cats all over the lake, as long as fairly deep water is nearby. To target flatheads, go to a larger bait like a 4- to 5-inch bream or large shiners, and fish the same areas. Be sure to increase the size of your rigs, as flatheads in the 20- to 30-lb. range are fairly common.”

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