Georgia anglers plant 2,000 water willows in West Point Lake

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 Nov 5th, 2014 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Nov 5th, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Anglers are hopeful that a habitat project initiated and coordinated by the Georgia B.A.S.S. Nation (GBN) will improve the largemouth bass fishery on West Point Lake.

“It was great for me and my team to be a part of such an effort,” said Jake Mims, a member of the Chapel Hill High School fishing team. “We’re hoping the water willow will do well here and I can look back and say I helped start it.

Lake Oconee Bassmasters (Tony Beck)

“I hear people talking about how great the fishing was back in the ’80s. Maybe this is the first step to making it great again.”

During a long day in mid-August, about 40 volunteers from four GBN clubs, six high schools, and the University of West Georgia transported and planted 2,000 water willows in pre-selected areas, including Yellow Jacket, Jackson and Whitewater creeks. The effort was financed by a grant from the Shimano/B.A.S.S. Youth Conservation Initiative.

Read more on Bassmaster.com here: http://www.bassmaster.com/news/georgia-anglers-plant-2000-water-willows-west-point –

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