Lake Seminole Fishing Report – July 2010

GON Staff | June 30, 2010

Seminole: Level: 0.9 feet below full pool. Temp: Low to mid 90s. Clarity: Clear in Spring Creek; slight stain in the Flint.

Bass: Good. Jim Murray Jr. said the fish will bite if you can stand the heat. Early in the morning, start off with topwater on the outside grass lines or submerged grass in 12 to 16 feet of water. Jim likes a big prop bait, like a Nipididee, for this bite, and he’ll also throw a CBT Hawg Popper. “Throw it until the fish stop biting,” he said. “Sometimes that’ll stop as soon as the sun gets up, and sometimes it’ll last all day depending on the clouds and the wind.” Once the topwater bite slows, Jim likes to start punching grass with a Zoom Speed Craw on a 1/2-oz. Texas rig. green pumpkin or Okeechobee Craw are good colors. If for some reason the flipping bite isn’t on, try an Ol Monster worm on a 1/4-oz. Texas rig or a CBT swim jig in a bluegill pattern. Steven Wells said with the water so hot you’ll have to slow it down. He also said to throw your favorite topwater early and late, and then to start flipping grass with a watermelon Sweet Beaver on a heavy Texas rig.

Bream: Steven said bream are still bedding a little on the new and full moons.

Speckled perch: Decent. Steven said the speckled perch are on the channel ledges and can be caught on jigs or minnows.

Fair. Steven said he’s catching some hybrids vertical jigging spoons on the edges of the main-lake sandbars where there is access to deeper water.

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