Lake Seminole Fishing Report March 2012

GON Staff | February 29, 2012

Seminole: Level: 0.4 feet below full pool. Temp: 62 degrees. Clarity: Slight stain.

Bass: Good. Matt Baty reports, “The bass have moved up heavily on the beds now, and there are also a lot of nice fish cruising around bedding areas in the shallows. One good technique to use right now is to keep your trolling motor at about 70 percent and ride and look for bedding bass to catch. While you are looking, there are several baits that you can fish around the bedding areas that will catch nice fish. The first is a shallow-running crankbait like a Spro Fat John in clear chartreuse or a Stanford 1.5 Patriot in summer color. I like to use heavy fluorocarbon such as 20-lb. Sunline FC Sniper when fishing these two baits to keep them running shallow. The other technique to use in these areas is to swim a Big Bite Baits 7-inch Sugar Cane worm. This bait has a paddle-tail action, and when Texas rigged, you can swim it through grass and lily pads much like a swimbait. Once you find a bedding fish, then it is time to drop the Power-Poles, which are great for shallow fishing, and begin trying to entice the fish to bite. The best bait on the market right now for sight fishing is a Big Bite Baits Warmouth. This bait is awesome for bedding bass. There are several great colors to use, but I really like the chartreuse-bluegill color. It is a little tricky trying to rig this bait, but the Big Bite Baits website has an illustration of how to rig it on a 5/0 EWG Gamakatsu hook.”

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