Lake Seminole Fishing Report – February 2010
Seminole: Level: 0.8 feet below full pool. Temp: 49-55 degrees. Clarity: Stained.
Bass: Good. Matt Baty reports, “The fast-moving water from all the recent rains and the warming temperatures are moving the fish into the backwaters of the rivers. These fish can be caught with crankbaits such as a Spro Little John in old firetiger when it’s muddy and nasty shad when the water is clearer. Fish the crankbait near the bank where reeds, hyacinths and dead lily-pad stems are present, as the fish use this type of cover for warmth. Another way to catch fish in these same areas is flipping. The dead hyacinths are good for flipping. Use a Big Bite Baits 4-inch Yo Momma in hematoma color. Rig this on a 1 1/2-oz. Tru-Tungsten weight in black, along with a 5/0 Gamakatsu straight-shank hook. You definitely need a good flipping rod for this technique such as a 7-foot, 6-inch Falcon Expert. Another good area to catch a good stringer right now is in Spring Creek. The fish are still holding deep on grass points with timber that are located near the old creek channel. The best places are the grass points where the creek channel swings right up next to them. There are several of them out in front of Big Jim’s and near Rattlesnake Point. A Carolina rig is about the best lure to fish these areas, but a crankbait can also be good. I like to use a finesse worm on a long leader for the Carolina rig. A 6-inch Big Bite Baits BioBait finesse worm in plum apple works real well. Spro makes a Little John crankbait in a medium diver that runs down to about 9 feet. This bait is awesome for the creek because it has a tight wiggle similar to a Shad Rap. Chrome olive is the best color for the creek.”
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