Lake Seminole Fishing Report February 2014
Seminole: Level: 0.5 feet below full pool. Temp: Upper 40s to low 50s. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Good. Tournament angler Matt Baty reports, “There were eight 20-lb. sacks weighed-in during the most recent tournament on the lake. The bass are biting, and they are surprisingly shallow with the cold weather. The best areas to target are main-lake flats with ditches and depressions or grasslines in Spring Creek. The best depth has seemed to be about 7 to 8 feet deep. The obvious bait of choice would be a lipless crankbait such as a Spro Aruku Shad 75 in mudbug red. The best setup for the lipless crankbait is to use a 7-foot medium-heavy rod, a high-speed reel such as a Lew’s Speed Spool in 7:1, and Sunline FX2 50-lb. braid. This setup is the best for covering lots of water and locating a school of fish. The lipless crankbait seems to work better in the dirtier water on the main-lake flats. The grasslines in Spring Creek that are near the main-lake spawning flats have also been producing fish. Use your Lowrance Structure Scan to locate schools of fish on grass edges, and then work the area real well with a crankbait. Your boat will be sitting in 18 to 20 feet, and you will be casting to 7 feet or so. A Stanford Razor Shad medium diver in Tennessee shad is a really good bait for the cold water. Work the crankbait through the grass to locate and catch them, and when the bite slows, switch to a 5-inch Big Bite Baits Trick Stick on a Texas rig with a 1/4-oz. Fish Catchin Fool Tungsten sinker and bobber stopper. As the weather begins to warm and the water clears, look for the bass to move closer to sand.”
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