West Point Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers West Point Lake is on the Chattahoochee River just north of West Point, Georgia. It stretches 35 miles and at full pool is 25,900 acres. Authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1962, work started on the lake in December 1965 and the impoundment began in October 1974. With the exception of special situations, like a drought, the water is kept between 633 MSL (mean sea level – an average level of the surface of one or more of Earth’s bodies of water from which heights such as elevation may be measured) and 635 MSL. The county seat of Troup, Lagrange, Georgia, just off I-85,. where I-185 heads south to Columbus, is 60 miles southwest of Atlanta and the closest major city to the lake.

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Fishing Knots

My favorite knot is the improved clinch knot. I’ve been tying it for ages, I can barely remember that I used to tie the clinch knot and saw on TV the improved version. It was probably Bill Dance, Roland Martin or Orlando Wilson that I was watching.

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Bass Pro Shops

I remember, back in the 1980’s, browsing through the great Bass Pro Shops (BPS) catalog like I did with the Sears Wish Book in the 1960’s. I wanted to drive to Springfield, Missouri, really bad, to the only retail store at the time, but never did.

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St. Marks Fishing Report (2/27/21-2/28/21)

This was my first time there, fishing off a couple of friends piers in the Wakulla River. It is brackish water (water occurring in a natural environment having more salinity than freshwater, but not as much as seawater), near where the St. Marks river joins in and 3/4 a mile from the Gulf of Mexico. The fishing certainly weighs heavy on the tide coming in and out. Mike caught a Largemouth Bass on Friday, before I arrived.

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