Lake Seminole Fishing Report June 2018

GON Staff | May 31, 2018

Seminole: Level: 6 inches low. Temp: 77 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Good. Tournament angler Matt Baty reports, “The bass are biting really well on the lake right now. Shallow grassbeds seem to be the ticket right now as the shad spawn is over and the bass are targeting bluegill. There are several different techniques that will work depending on the type of fishing you like to do. A hollow-body frog works well with a 8:3:1 Lews Custom Pro, 7-3 Buddha Stick heavy-fast action and Sunline 50-lb. FX2 braid. Look for sandy areas with pepper grass and scum present, as the bream will use this to spawn around. The frog bite is really good early in the morning and in the middle of the day, as well. Another good technique is to swim a worm on the edge of coontail and hydrilla beds. A good worm to swim is a 6-inch Big Bite Baits Kriet Tail Worm in green pumpkin or redbug. For this technique, use a 3/16-oz. Jenko Creature Weight in the green color, a 4/0 VMC Worm Hook and 16-lb. Sunline FC Sniper. A little chartreuse spray on the tail makes it look more like a bream. These two patterns are working right now, but as the weather continues to warm and we keep getting rain and current, look for the bass to start moving out to river ledges and deep grasslines in Spring Creek. Then it will be time to put the Lowrance Structure Scan and Down Scan to use to locate schools of giant largemouth.” For more on how Matt approaches June fishing on Big Sem, see the feature article on page 14.

Various: Guide Aaron Crews reports, “The bream and bluegill are bedding, with shellcracker to follow on the new and full moons. There will be more fish bedding on the new moon than the full. Fish crickets and worms for panfish. Crappie will be in 16 to 20 feet of water on minnows. Striped bass and hybrids will be following the shad. Blue chrome Rat-L-Traps and spoons should do the trick. Bass are in dense, deep grassbeds and are on topwater. Early, I would use a red/white or a black Jitterbug. Then use an AC Shiner in shad pattern or an Iovino Splash-It. In deeper water, fish shad-pattern crankbaits, a large Ledge Buster spinnerbait or a black/blue Bruiser 10-inch worm. I feel that a Devil’s Horse in silver shiner and Tennessee shad, as well as flipping, will develop as a pattern.”

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