Lake Seminole Fishing Report January 2013

GON Staff | January 3, 2013

Seminole: Level: 0.7 feet below full pool. Temp: 58 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Tournament angler Matt Baty reports, “The cooler water temperatures have really gotten the bass fired up on the main lake. Look for areas on the main lake on the Chattahoochee side. The grass is still very thick, so you have to fish grass edges instead of flats. Two patterns that are working extremely well are throwing a lipless crankbait and a square-bill crankbait through the grass. A good lipless crankbait is a Spro Aruku Shad 75 in mudbug red. This is a crawfish color and is notorious for catching big bass on Seminole. The best shallow-running crankbait to throw is a Stanford 1.5 Patriot in summer pattern. This crankbait is made of cedar, so it floats up out of the grass extremely well. Use 20-lb. Sunline fluorocarbon with both of these techniques. Another pattern that is emerging on the lake right now is flipping dead or dying water hyacinths on the Hooch. There is an abundant amount of dead hyacinths floating up and down the river right now. Any of them can hold good fish, so you just have to search until you find the right ones. When flipping, use a 1-oz. Fish Catchin Fool tungsten weight, along with a Fish Catchin Fool bobber stopper, a 3/0 Gamakatsu heavy cover hook and a Big Bite Baits Yo Daddy in black/blue. Use at least 60-lb. Sunline Frogging & Flipping braid with this technique.”

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