West Point Fishing in August

Sunday, August 24, at West Point, 11 members of the Spalding County Sportsman Club cast for nine hours on a cool day with pouring rain the last two hours. We landed 15 bass weighing about 19 pounds. There were only four 14-inch largemouth, the rest were 12-inch spots. There were no limits and five people did not catch a keeper.

Jay Gerson won with four weighing 4.50 pounds, Wayne Teal had three at 4.03 pounds for second and big fish weighing 1.82 pounds, my two weighing 3.17 pounds was third and Niles Murray had three at 2.97 pounds for fourth.

I stated with a buzzbait on a deep rocky bank where I have caught a good many fish, but never got a bite. Then as the sky got lighter, I started fishing deeper brush, landing a keeper spot and a keeper largemouth on shaky head worm from about 20 feet deep.

Thought maybe that would work on other places but it didn’t. Since it was a rainy, cloudy day I tried a lot of shallow stuff too, and hooked one decent looking bass in a tree top in a foot of water, but it wrapped me up and sawed back and forth until it broke my line.

Saying it was a tough day is an understatement!