Lake Seminole Fishing Report January 2012

GON Staff | December 29, 2011

Seminole: Level: 1.1 feet below full pool. Temp: 59 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Good. Matt Baty reports, “The fish are grouping up, and the pre-spawn bite is already starting. Fish the edges of grass flats in 7 to 10 feet of water out on the main lake. A lipless crankbait is your best choice. Use a Spro Aruku Shad 75 in Mudbug Red. The coots are pulling the grass up, and it is a little aggravating to fish, but just use a good rod with 20-lb. Sunline flourocarbon to rip the bait free from the grass. If the lipless crankbait bite slows down, you can switch to a cedar bait such as a Stanford Patriot 1.5 in Summer color. Another technique is to fish a Texas-rigged 5-inch Big Bite Baits Trick Stick in Tilapia for suspended fish in Spring Creek. The fish will be relating to the edges of the deep grasslines in Spring Creek. The best places are grasslines with big stumps present, as the fish will relate to these with the cold weather coming. This rig only works if you rig it up correctly and avoid line twists. Use a 1/4-oz. Tungsten, a 4/0 Gamakatsu Off-set shank worm hook and 16-lb. Sunline flourocarbon to get the best out of this rig. It is a slow technique but can pay off big time especially after cold fronts.”

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