Lake Seminole Fishing Report – August 2008
Seminole: Level: Down 1.5 feet below full pool. Temp: 88 degrees. Clarity: Good stain.
Bass: Slow. Guide Mike Sloan said the fishing has slowed dramatically with the warm water temperatures. It took just 13 pounds to win a recent tournament out of Wingate’s Lunker Lodge. There is still a decent morning and evening topwater bite on the grass lines in 8 to 12 feet of water. Frogs or buzzbaits in white/chartreuse are the best baits for this bite. Mike likes a Zoom Horny Toad with a green back and an orange belly. Once the sun gets up, the only bite Mike has heard of is on either a Texas- or Carolina-rigged worm just off those same grasslines. He said a blueberry — black with blue flake — Zoom U-tail worm has been the best producer.
Crappie: Very good. Mike said the speckled perch bite is on fire. Anglers are catching limits of fish dropping minnows in about 14 feet of water on the ledges and on the edges of the main river channel.
Bream: Good. “I don’t know what in the world they’re doing bedding this time of year, but a guy found three shellcracker beds and caught his limit last week,” Mike said. Look for bedding bream and shellcracker on sandbars. He also said scattered willowfly hatches have yielded a pretty good bream bite for anglers fishing with fly rods.
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