FISHING REPORT FOR LAKE WEST POINT !!!
Bass: GOOD- Largemouth are being caught on several different fall patterns. Top water baits such as Pop R's, Zara Spooks and Buzz Baits can be extremely effective for shallow and aggressive fish, especially around bream beds . ---A second pattern that works really well is to look for shad and blueback herring in the backs of pockets. (The herring population seems to have exploded this year. So , I would expect many of the tactics that Lanier anglers use to catch open water fish to really come into play over the next couple years.)Try fishing rip rap around bridges with spinnerbaits, small crankbaits, and Zoom Superflukes- Additionally ,some big tournament sacks of Largemouth are still being weighed in by guys who sight fish, targeting fish that are visable.This can be an aggravating way to fish, but can pay off in a tournament win . Try an unweighted Merthiolate Zoom Trick worm or an unweighted ZLINKY . One other pattern is to look for fresh blowdowns with the leaves still on them . Try a jerkbait or Zoom super fluke worked around the outer limbs ---- Lots of spotted bass are caught by casting Spot Remover heads loaded with ultra vibe speed craws or just dragging a Carolina-rigged Zoom finesse worm or mini lizard around sloping gravel banks or around the many shoal marker poles scattered around the lake.
Linesides: EXCELLENT --- Expect the fall down - line bite on live bait to be awesome! --- Some fish have started schooling on the main lake and can be caught on small crankbaits, topwaters, Pop n Cork rigs and Gotcha Swim Shad lures. Also fish can be caught trolling.
Crappie: GOOD. --- Fish will typically move out and hold on deeper brush & structure or under docks for a while to recover. Shooting or pitching under the shade of cover docks or on bridge pilings is the way to go. The crappie almost always like the shade on a sunny day. ---- Night fishing is usually awesome in Fall as well !
Bream: GOOD - Don't forget about our bream & shellcracker, The shellcracker population over the last few years has exploded with some really nice sized fish and good numbers being caught , They seem to really love worms fished on the bottom. Finding an active bed can take a little effort but when you do , you can have a ball ! Look for shallow cover in the backs of pockets. Sandy flats & stump beds tend to draw the fish like a magnet. Use live worms , crickets and small jigs for the best results.
Catfish :GOOD - Lots of channel cat are being caught by the few anglers that target them . Live & cut baits (and worms of course) fished on bottom will catch cats all over the lake, as long as fairly deep water is nearby.-- Jug Fishing is also fun & productive. ----- To target flatheads, go to a larger bait like a 4-5 inch bream or large shiner and fish the same areas.Be sure to increase the size of your rigs as fish in the 20-30-lb. range are fairly common.Most of the big flatheads are caught in the Ringer / Grayson's Landing area north of the 219 bridge in the Chattahoochee and the mouth of the smaller feeder creeks in that vicinity