Lake Seminole Fishing Report July 2018
Seminole: Level: 0.7 feet low. Temp: High 80s. Clarity: Slightly stained.
Bass: Guide Aaron Crews reports, “Fishing on Lake Seminole is in the summertime slow mode. Locating fish in the summer can be frustrating. Follow the basics that 90 percent of the fish are in 10 percent of the lake. Rule No. 1 is to follow the baitfish and insect hatches. Rule No. 2 is to fish break lines, shallow water next to deep water. Light and shadow is No. 3. Bass try to hide in the shadows. No. 4, bass love edges, break lines, shade, current and eddys. Wind can become an edge that bass will follow, too. Also look where stained water meets clear water. Use marker buoys when you hook a fish. Drop one immediately while you are fighting a fish. The boat can move with wind or current. Proceed to fish the grass or break line, dropping a buoy on each fish. You will find 100 feet of grass is productive. So look for grasslines with similar features. Bass should bite on black-and-blue craws flipped in heavy cover. Also fish topwater frogs, toads, buzzbaits, A.C. shiners or Jitter Bugs in red and white or black at night. A Devil’s Horse in silver shiner is good. ”
Misc: Guide Aaron Crews reports, “Shellcrackers and catfish are biting on big red worms. Mayfly hatches are reoccurring. It is hard to feed a full fish. Fish bite out of anger, hunger and competitiveness with other fish they are schooling with. July 12 is the new moon, and the 27th is the full moon. More insects and baitfish hatch on the new than the full moon. Crappie are in 20-plus feet of water. The panfish should be on bed three days before and after full and new moon phases. Mayfly hatches should occur at this time. Orange and black poppers should work for fly fishermen. Keep a tight line, and praise the Lord for life’s blessings.”
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