Lake Seminole Fishing Report July 2014
Seminole: Level: 0.7 feet below full pool. Temp: . Clarity: Clearing.
Bass: Excellent. Tournament angler Matt Baty reports, “The latest bass tournament on the lake was the Southern Big Bass Battle. There were 16 hourly weigh-ins, and it took a 7-pounder to win nearly every single time! Needless to say the bass are really biting on Seminole right now. There are several different ways to catch them. The big bass are being caught on frogs near the bank. You can fish lily pads, pepper grass, or scum as bream are hanging around these areas either bedding or eating willow flies. You need to make really long casts, so a good reel such as a Lew’s Speed Spool is a must. You also need good braid that casts well such as Sunline FX2 in 60-lb. If you are fishing pepper grass, use a Spro Bronzeye Popper in natural green. If you are fishing pads or scum, use a regular Spro Bronzeye 65 in natural green. Power Poles come in handy when fishing this technique because the fish are actually schooled up in places like this, so if you catch one, there is usually another in that same area. Another good pattern that is working well is to fish submerged coontail grass. Seminole is really different this year from all of the spring rains and cold weather killing most of the vegetation. You have to really search to find good grass. The down-imaging from Lowrance is really a neat tool to find areas where grass is present. When you find good grass, a Texas-rigged Big Bite Baits finesse worm in tilapia or green pumpkin with a 1/4-oz. Fish Catchin Fool tungsten weight is hard to beat. But if the wind is blowing, you can also catch them on a spinnerbait. Buddha Bait Company makes a new spinnerbait with a 6/0 hook that is really long, so you don’t have to use a trailer. It comes through the grass really well.”
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