Lake Seminole Fishing Report – December 2023

GON Staff | November 29, 2023

Seminole: Level: 1.1 feet below 77.5 Temp: 66-70 degrees. Clarity: The Flint River arm is slightly stained; Spring Creek is clear; the Chattahoochee River arm is slightly stained.

Bass: Guide Paul Tyre with Lake Seminole Fishing Adventures reports, “The crankbait bite can be excellent in December. When planning your trip to Lake Seminole, be sure to bring a variety of crankbaits and jerkbaits in shad colors. I prefer a 6th Sense Crush 250MD series because of its great action and the fact that it will dive from 8 to 12 feet, which helps me search the key depth for Lake Seminole winter schooling bass. A suspending jerkbait will continue to be a great option for cold-weather fishing, and the Spring Creek arm is an excellent choice to begin your search for Seminole fatties. I use a variety of jerkbaits, but my go-to is the 6th Sense Provoke 106DD  suspending  jerkbait. Your line type and rod choice will directly affect your success while using this technique. I use fluorocarbon line and the 6th Sense Response 6-9 medium-fast series rod. This action is ideal for keeping bass hooked when they make that final surge at the boat. I key on grasslines in 8 to 10 feet of water.”

Tournament angler and guide Matt Baty reports, “The bass are in their fall patterns and are feeding primarily on small bream. I haven’t spent much time in Spring Creek, but the Flint and Chattahoochee rivers on the main part of the lake have been on fire. The bass are still feeding on the grass edges due to the flats still being covered with too much grass. Small-profile baits have been working really well, especially those in bream patterns. Here are some baits that have been key for me lately: Berkley Frittside 5 and 5 Junior in MF bluegill color, 1/4- and 1/2-oz. Berkley Warpig in gold/black on sunny days and chameleon pearl on cloudy days and a 1/2-oz. Berkley Slobberknocker in herring with a small swimbait-style trailer. I fish all of these on 15-lb. 100% Berkley Fluorocarbon. The fish seem to have been liking a steady retrieve versus a ripping action lately. As the winter comes and cold weather comes, look for the grass to die back and the big females will start staging on grass flats, drains and ditches in Spring Creek.” 

Crappie: Guide Paul Tyre with Lake Seminole Fishing Adventures reports, “The crappie fishing on Lake Seminole has been excellent, and December can be some of the best crappie fishing of the year. We have had great success using a Panfish Assassin 2-inch Curly Shad in any shad color rigged on a 1/16-oz. crappie jig head made by Bass Assassin.”

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