West Point Lake Report

Discussion in 'GEORGIA LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by Fishmaster1203, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

    12/05/08 Full Pool Lake Level - 635.00 Current Lake Level - 630.75 & Falling Surface Temp. - Mid. 50's
    Water Clarity - Clear down in the main lake. Clear up in the creeks. Stained up the Chattahoochee River.
    Generation Schedule - 6 a.m. to 12 noon and 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. E.T. (subject to change without notice).

    LARGEMOUTH BASS / SPOTTED BASS - Fair - Largemouth and Spotted Bass are moving into deeper
    water with the colder water temps and falling lake levels. A good way to catch Largemouth this time of
    year is with jigging spoons. The key to success is finding the Shad. Good places to start are where the
    main lake flats drop off into deeper water and submerged roadbeds. Also, look for the Seagulls. If you
    can't find fish in these areas, They are probably in the standing timber along the river and main creek
    channels. Spotted Bass are biting good on the main lake points. We've been catching some nice spots
    on lightweight Carolina rigged finesse worms. Best color has been watermelon seed w/chartreuse tail.

    STRIPED BASS / HYBRID BASS - Good - Striped, Hybrid and White Bass are biting good down the lake
    on humps, flats and roadbeds and also around areas of standing timber fishing live Shad. Good humps
    and flats to fish are the railroad trestle hump, the flats at the mouths of Wilson Creek, Wehadkee Creek,
    Alligator Creek and Indian Creek and the humps at the mouth of Maple Creek. Striper and Hybrid fishing
    should remain good until the surface temperature drops below 50 degrees. Jigging spoons will produce
    good with the colder water temperatures. Use your electronics to locate the Shad schools and you will
    usually find the game fish close by. Another way to locate fish in the winter is to look for the Seagulls.
    They are just starting to show up on West Point Lake and will get more numerous as it gets colder. The
    D.N.R. has been stocking Striped Bass in West Point Lake. The first Striped Bass that were stocked are
    getting up to around 10 or 12 pounds. Please release these small Striped Bass and West Point Lake will
    have some great Striper fishing soon. They should be up to around 12 or 13 pounds by the Spring run!

    CRAPPIE - Very Good - Crappie are biting good during the daytime on minnows around blow downs and
    brush piles 8 to 12 feet deep. There are a lot of brush piles around boat docks. Look for the boat docks
    that have rod holders mounted on them. These docks should have submerged brush all around them.

    CATFISH - Good - Channel and Blue Catfish are biting good during the daytime on the main lake flats in
    20 to 30 feet of water. Find the Shad and you should also find Catfish. Anywhere you see Striper, Hybrid
    and Bass feeding on Shad is a good place to catch Catfish. They will hold underneath the feeding Bass
    picking up the leftovers. Also, keep an eye out for Seagulls diving on Shad and you should find Catfish.
    The Flathead Catfish bite up in the river is slowing down due to the colder water temperatures. Flathead
    fishing should pick back up in the Spring when the water temperature gets up to around the 60 degree
    mark. We normally start catching the big Flatheads about the same time as the Striper and Hybrid run.