Lake Seminole Fishing Report – March 2010

GON Staff | February 23, 2010

Seminole: Level: 0.2 feet below full pool. Temp: 52 degrees. Clarity: Muddy.

Good. Matt Baty reports, “Heavy stringers are being caught in many different areas on the lake right now. The deep water in Spring Creek and Fish Pond Drain has been producing. The fish are staging in deep channel bends and pond bottoms that are very near spawning areas. Use a Spro Little John DD in cell-mate color. Fish the crankbait on the edges of the channel or in the middle of the pond bottoms next to stumps and grass. If you find an area that has fish and the crankbait bite slows, switch to a Texas-rigged Big Bite Baits 6-inch Trick Stick in black with blue flake. I like to use it on a light 3/16-oz. unpainted Tru-Tungsten weight with a 5/0 offset shank Gamakatsu hook. The Tru-Tungsten has a shiny coated dura-sealed finish that draws more strikes due to the flash resembling shad. Fish the Texas-rig next to stumps, and let it fall slowly. Another good pattern right now is to find clear water and throw a jerkbait. Clear water can be found in Fish Pond Drain and backwater ponds on the Hooch and Spring Creek. Use a Spro McStick jerkbait in blue-bandit color. Use 14-lb. fluorocarbon and a good limber jerkbait rod such as a 6-foot, 6-inch Falcon Bucoo in medium action. As the weather warms, look for the bass to move up on sandbars and into the backs of coves and pockets to get ready to spawn.”

Crappie: Excellent. “Nice specks are being caught in backwater ponds on the Hooch and Spring Creek. Saunders Slough, the bowl in Big Jim’s and the run leading into Jack’s have been producing some nice fish,” Matt said. “Fish these areas with a 1/16-oz. Big Bite Baits Bad Boy Tube in blue-white body/pink head/firecracker tail. Fish the tube with a steady, slow retrieve next to grass or stumps in these areas.”

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