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West Point Lake

West Point is a great fishing lake, but it has undergone major changes in the past several decades. Once overly fertile because of Atlanta's upstream influence, environmental changes have reduced the flows of nutrients that once created pea-green waters and super largemouth bass fishing. The lake is clearer these days, and the less fertile waters are transitioning from largemouth to spotted bass. Bass fishing is still excellent, just more spotted bass are caught these days. Hybrid bass fishing is very good, especially during the famed spring run up the Chattahoochee River to Franklin. West Point is a man-made reservoir of 25,900 acres impounded by the West Point Dam, built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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West Point Lake Fishing Report – October 2022

By GON Staff | September 29, 2022

West Point: Level: 0.9 feet below 635. Temp: Mid 70s. Clarity: Fairly clear. Bass: Good. Guide Keith Hudson reports, “Fall is finally here and with the first cool mornings comes the anticipation of the upcoming fall feeding frenzy that we have grown to expect. Bass can be found shallow again in the backs of coves feeding on schools of shad. Covering water with spinnerbaits, Flash Mob Jr. rigs, rattletraps and small crankbaits can be very effective. The best fishing is usually best north of the railroad trestle bridge in cuts and pockets with feeder creeks, especially if the water stays up. This year there seems to be a little better population of largemouth versus spotted bass. Fishing offshore on roadbeds, drop-offs and humps can be productive during October. Best fishing is around brushpiles or other structure in these areas, if you can find them. Water generation usually improves this bite. Downsize baits in these same areas…

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Catch February Bass On West Point Lake

In February, a lot of spotted bass and some largemouth at West Point Lake are feeling the longer days and moving up to feed on rocky main lake and creek points. Anglers can fish the more stable water on the lower lake section and catch West Point bass on a variety of baits as they…

Christmas Tree Drop-Off Stations On West Point, Allatoona

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a pair of news releases yesterday with information for those interested in turning their live Christmas trees into fish habitat. The drop-off locations are in various locations around West Point and Allatoona. Lake-specific information is below. West Point Christmas Trees The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at West…

2,000 “Freeze Brand” Largemouth Stocked Into West Point

Georgia has stocked 2,000, 10-inch largemouth bass into West Point Lake, and fishermen will be able to tell if they catch one of those fish. The bass carry a brand that makes them easy to identify. “We freeze brand them with dry ice,” said Brent Hess, Fisheries Biologist II from the District I office in…

West Point Flathead Broken At Southern Catfish GA Tournament

For the second time this year, the West Point Lake flathead catfish record has been broken. The latest angler to do it was Mike Felter, of Waco, with a 48-pounder caught before midnight on Aug. 22 while fishing in the Southern Catfish GA tournament. Video from the tournament’s weigh-in and the new record catfish is…

West Point Bass Beat The August Heat

You might think it’s too hot to go fishing, or that this time of year thunderstorms may run you off the lake. But the largemouth and spotted bass at West Point are feeding both shallow and deep. Anglers can catch quality largemouth on topwater around shallow wood and grass, and both species can be patterned…

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West Point Bowfishing

By John Trussell | June 9, 2016

Many of our lakes and rivers are loaded with large, trophy-sized trash fish that no one really cares about fishing for because they are supposedly not that good to eat. Carp and gar are at the top of that list, and even if their taste and table quotient is questionable, they sure are sporting. Just…

Longline Slab Crappie During West Point’s Spring Spawn

By Nick Carter | February 23, 2011

There’s a reason tournament partners Earl Kitchens, of Gray, and Wayne Ard, of Lizella, drive halfway across Georgia to fish West Point Lake. The crappie fishing can be that good. And, in late February and early March, when the first waves of egg-heavy females begin pushing into the shallows to spawn, the fishing gets that…

West Point Bass On Deep Summer Structure With Micah Frazier

By Ronnie Garrison | June 16, 2010

In July, the days are often long and hot, and the lakes can be crowded with pleasure boaters. Conditions can be tough for bass fishermen. To lower your frustration and catch some fish, head to West Point Lake. The spotted bass and largemouths there feed even on the hottest days, and summer bassin’ at West…

West Point’s Downlake Lineside Bite

By Joe DiPietro | June 1, 2009

There’s no doubt that amongst the beautiful scenery of West Point Lake there’s a huge population of hungry, eager and hard-fighting linesides. And, as the weather continues to warm this month, the action should only get hotter, according West Point Lake angler and part-time guide Todd Pursley. Now that the crowded spring striper and hybrid…