Lake Seminole Fishing Report – March 2007

GON Staff | March 26, 2007

Seminole: Level: 0.6 feet below full pool. Temp: 65-70 degrees. Clarity: Clear to light stain.

Bass: Good. While many of the bass will be coming off the beds into a postspawn pattern, some bigger females can still be found bedding on deeper sandbars in 5 to 7 feet of water, said Butch Tucker. “With the full moon coming up, there’ll be some fish bedding deeper than they were on the last full moon,” he said. “You can’t see them, but they’re there. It’s a matter of finding the clear areas in the grass.” Butch suggested a Carolina-rigged lizard or worm to target these big females bedded on the deeper sandbars near shallow sandbars around the Flint River and Spring Creek, and also near the coast guard station by the dam on the west side of the lake. Postspawn fish are being caught suspended in standing timber off the grass points. Butch catches these suspended fish by floating either a Trick Worm or a 6-inch lizard on a 1/16- or 1/8-oz. weight down into the timber. He likes watermelon or watermelon/gold. “With this warm weather we’re having, that topwater bite will be picking up,” he said. “It’ll be some of those postspawn females moving out.” A buzzbait, Pop-R or Devil’s Horse would be a good choice early in the morning. The shad spawn should also be coming soon because of the warm weather. “Watch for shad flickering early morning on the top of the grass. That’ll be a shad spawn going on,” he said. In a shad spawn, Butch likes to fish a white spinnerbait with silver blades through the grass.

Linesides: Poor for hybrids said Mike Sloan, but people are catching white bass up the rivers. “The hybrids have been non-existent. Nobody up on our end (Flint River) has been catching hybrids,” Mike said. “They may be doing something down on the main lake, but I haven’t heard anything about it.” The white bass are running up the river both in the Chattahoochee and the Flint. Mike said they are all the way up to Bainbridge in the Flint. “And they’re up in the Chattahoochee the same, up where it becomes a river,” Mike said. People are catching good white bass on Shysters and Rooster Tails in white or yellow.

Crappie: Good. “They’re biting jigs in 6 to 8 feet of water, pitching jigs or minnows to the grass lines,” Mike said. “I saw one that was about as good a stringer as I’ve ever seen here. He had a wad of 2-pounders.” That stringer came off the Flint River side of the lake. “I’m quite sure anywhere else you want to go, you’d have the same deal as long as the conditions are the same.”

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