Lake Seminole Fishing Report July 2019
Seminole: Level: 0.3 feet below full. Temp: 84-86 degrees. Clarity: Clear in the grassy areas and slightly stained in areas where the grass has not come back yet from Hurricane Michael.
Bass: Guide Paul Tyre reports, “The bass fishing on Lake Seminole has been incredible this June, taking between 25 and 30 plus pounds to win derbies on the lake. As we go into July, the topwater action should continue to be great, especially early and late and on cloudy days. Buzzbaits and frogs worked over and around the grasslines should continue to get results. When fishing a frog, use a high-speed reel and 50- to 65-lb. braided line. I prefer Cortland Master Braid. It has great castability and is strong enough to get the big bass out of the heaviest cover. The grass on the lake took a beating from Hurricane Michael, but it is coming back strong now due to the clear water and high water temperature. Flipping should start getting good as the grass starts to mat. When flipping hydrilla, I prefer an 8-foot rod with a lot of backbone and 65-lb. Cortland Master Braid because of its low stretch, strength and durability.”
Bream: Guide Paul Tyre reports, “The bream fishing on Lake Seminole has continued to flourish with bluegill beds along many shorelines and around docks. We’ve seen numerous limits of bream crossing the docks at Mac’s Point Lodge and Marina.”
Misc: Guide Aaron Crews reports, “The shellcracker and redbreast are being taken on crickets and wigglers, the catfish are on cut bait and worms, jack fish on white spinnerbaits, hybrids on blue/chrome Rat-L-Traps. Bass are being caught on topwater in low-light hours. Try a Devil’s Horse in Tennessee shad or Jitterbugs in white/red or solid black. Try white buzzbaits at first light. As the day wears on, switch to frogs and toads. Use search baits to locate fish, and then switch over to a 10.5-inch worm or crankbait.”
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