Lake Seminole Fishing Report April 2017
Seminole: Level: Near full pool. Temp: 68 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Good. Tournament angler and guide Matt Baty reports, “The bass are in all three stages of the spawn right now, and fishing is starting to get really good. There are several different ways to catch bass right now. For spawning fish, look on the main-lake bars in between the creek and the Flint River. Use a good pair of polarized glasses, and search for bedding fish. While searching, you can swim a Big Bite Baits 6-inch Kriet Tail worm in green pumpkin with a 3/16-oz. tungsten. When you locate a bedding bass, keep your distance, and then opt for a Big Bite Baits Real Deal Craw in watermelon red with a 1/4-oz. tungsten. Use Sunline 20-lb. FC Sniper fluorocarbon for both techniques. For prespawn and postspawn fish, look for staging areas that are close to spawning grounds. The best places are the ones that grass is still below the surface and not topped out. The new technology from Lowrance electronics really allows you to find these areas on your graph. Two baits for this technique that work awesome are a Buddha Baits Swagger Jig in either sexy shad or green pumpkin and a Jenko Fishing CD Squared square-bill crankbait in gizzard shad. Both can be fished on a Buddha Stick 7-3 medium-heavy-moderate action rod with a Lews Magnesium reel with 6:8:1 gear ratio on 16-lb. Sunline FC Sniper fluorocarbon. As the weather continues to warm, look for the shad to start spawning and the bass to follow! Tight lines.”
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