Fishing

It’s all about the fish! And with more than a dozen creeks and over 40 square miles of lake, West Point Lake supports a rich population of bass, crappie, bream, and catfish. The combination of fish attractors, high stocking rates and outstanding lake fertility has made West Point Lake renowned for its premier bass fishing. The lake’s exceptional fish habitat and ecosystem result in plump, healthy fish, and has gained a reputation as one of the country’s top-notch fishing spots, attracting the world’s leading anglers, including the 2013 Bassmasters tournament, and host to frequent year-round tournaments.

Fishing Report

By Keith Hudson Guide Service

Bass:  Good.  Largemouth are being caught on several different patterns. Topwater baits such as Pop Rs, Zara Spooks and buzzbaits can be extremely effective for shallow and aggressive fish, especially around bream beds. The second pattern that should work really well this year in late April and early May is to look for spawning shad. Try fishing rip-rap around bridges with spinnerbaits, small crankbaits and Zoom Super Flukes. Additionally, some big tournament sacks of largemouth are still being weighed-in by guys who sight fish, targeting fish that are locked on bed. This can be an aggravating way to fish, but it can pay off in a tournament win. Lots of spotted bass are 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. These tactics normally works very well for numbers.”

Linesides:  Excellent.  Spawned-out hybrids and stripes show back up down the lake in May. Expect the downline bite on live bait to be awesome! Some fish are starting surface school on the main lake and  can be caught on small crankbaits, topwaters, popping-cork rigs and Storm Swim Shad lures.

Crappie:  Fair.  Spawned-out crappie will typically move out and hold on deeper brush and structure or under docks for a while to recover. Night fishing should also improve in May.

Bream:  Don’t forget about our bream and shellcracker. Finding an active bed can take a little effort, but when you do, you can have a ball. Bedding usually takes place on the full moon cycles in May. 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 catfish are being caught, but few anglers target them. Live and cut baits and worms fished on the bottom will catch cats all over the lake, as long as fairly deep water is nearby. Jug fishing is also fun and productive. 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 West Point flatheads in the 20- to 30-lb. range are fairly common.

Boat Ramps

Boat ramps are provided at more than 30 public parks that surround the lake. If you require extra space for launching, Pyne Road Park offers the largest boat ramp on the lake, with two triple-lane ramps. A handicap ramp for boat access is located at Anderson Park and Sunny Point Park.

Boat Launching Fees

Fishing Piers

Fishing piers are located at McGee Bridge Park and Rocky Point Park, and a fishing deck is located at Hardley Creek Park, along with a fishing pond for children and visitors with disabilities.

Fishing Guides

Well-seasoned fishing guides are available to design custom fishing adventures, personal and corporate, by way of bank, kayak or powerboat, and provide everything from lures to lunch. If you are looking for success as an angler, be sure to contact West Point Lake guides.

Water Temperature

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Water Level

For daily water levels, you may refer to the charts below or call the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at (706) 645-2929 for a recorded announcement.

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Dam Generation Schedule

For dam generation, you may call the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at (706) 645-2929 for a recorded announcement.

Maps

Fish Attractors

Fish attractors made of natural materials, man-made materials, bamboo, and brush are placed at various locations throughout West Point Lake. View our may below to find your next fishing spot!

Upcoming Events

Jun
1
Fri
7:00 pm Fun Show @ Pyne Road Park Arena
Fun Show @ Pyne Road Park Arena
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fun Show @ Pyne Road Park Arena | LaGrange | Georgia | United States
Troup Saddle Club Fun Show Savor some cowboy culture at the Troup County Saddle Club Fun Show events at Pyne Road Park on the first Friday of every month from April through October, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free admission! Events Twenty to fifty riders compete in the following timed events: Barrel Pole bending Texas barrel Flag Arena The three classes are (1) Children: 10 years of age and younger, (2) Youth: ages 11 to 17, and (3) Adult: 18 and older. Concession What about dinner? No problem! Mosey on over to the full concession stand, which offers hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, pickles, candy, canned sodas, and bottled water.
Jul
6
Fri
7:00 pm Fun Show @ Pyne Road Park Arena
Fun Show @ Pyne Road Park Arena
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fun Show @ Pyne Road Park Arena | LaGrange | Georgia | United States
Troup Saddle Club Fun Show Savor some cowboy culture at the Troup County Saddle Club Fun Show events at Pyne Road Park on the first Friday of every month from April through October, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free admission! Events Twenty to fifty riders compete in the following timed events: Barrel Pole bending Texas barrel Flag Arena The three classes are (1) Children: 10 years of age and younger, (2) Youth: ages 11 to 17, and (3) Adult: 18 and older. Concession What about dinner? No problem! Mosey on over to the full concession stand, which offers hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, pickles, candy, canned sodas, and bottled water.

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