Lake Seminole Fishing Report – January 2009

GON Staff | January 5, 2009

Seminole: Level: 0.7 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid 50s. Clarity: Muddy.

Bass: Tough. Guide Mike Sloan said 14 inches of rain flooded the lake and made catching fish pretty tough. He said you can catch a few bass on a red Rat-L-Trap ripped around the grass lines in 6 to 7 feet of water if you can find some clearer water where the hydrilla has filtered out some of the mud. A spinnerbait should also do the trick for this bite. Mike suggested a 3/8- or 1/2-oz. spinnerbait with big Colorado blades in the stained water. Good colors are white and firetiger. This bite should continue through the month as the lake clears. As it gets clearer, a shad-pattern Trap should get more bites than the red. The flipping bite should also pick up as the water clears. Mike said to punch through the hydrilla mats with a Texas-rigged Gambler Ugly Otter in Bowen Silver. Use a 1-oz. or 1 1/2-oz. weight to get through the mat. Some of the clearest water on the lake is from Rattlesnake Point in Spring Creek south.

Tough. Mike said the flood killed the crappie bite as well, but that should pick up as the water clears. Either target the stump fields in the 20-foot range with a downlined minnow or pitch jigs to the grass lines in 7 to 8 feet of water. Black/chartreuse is the color of choice.

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