West Point Fishing Report June 2009

West Point: Level: 0.4 feet above full pool. Temp: Low to upper 70s. Clarity: Clear in the main lake; lightly stained in the backs of the creeks; muddy up the Chattahoochee.

Bass: Good. There is good topwater fishing first thing in the morning. Pop-Rs and Tiny Torpedos have been working the best. During the day fish secondary and main-lake points and humps with Carolina rigs and crankbaits.

Linesides: Excellent. Bobby Wilson reports, “Fish have moved back down into the lake to the flats and into the creeks. June is when these fish move to the dam, humps, roadbeds and tree tops. Downline shad when you find the fish. Try fishing the points and the rip-rap casting Rat-L-Traps, and you should be able to find fish. Paul Parsons said, “Striped, hybrid and white bass are just about through with their spawning run, but they are now biting like crazy on the main lake.” As the shad spawning slacks off, fish main-lake humps and flats using downlined shad. “Good areas to try are the railroad hump, the flats at Wehadkee Creek, Indian Creek and the humps in the mouth of Maple Creek. There also has been some topwater action early, so you may want to have a popping-cork rig ready,” Paul said.

Crappie: Excellent. Bobby said, “Fish have moved to the brushpiles and bridge pilings; try dropping minnows just down to the top of the brushpiles. The bridge pilings are producing fish real good at times. Night fishing is great around the pilings with minnows and a good Hydro-Glow Light. The Yellowjacket bridges and the 109 bridge are good.”

Catfish:
Excellent. “Blue and channel cats are biting great all over the lake. The best bait is cut shad,” Paul said. “Flatheads are biting great up the Chattahoochee on live bait. Big flatheads are being caught from the Highway 219 bridge all the way up to above Franklin. The best bait is big gizzard shad, but bream are also good. Bream must be caught with a rod and reel to be legal bait.”

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