Lake Seminole Fishing Report March 2013
Seminole: Level: Full pool. Temp: 55 degrees. Clarity: Muddy.
Bass: Good. Guide and tournament pro Matt Baty reports, “The bass are still trying to get used to the fresh mud that has made its way down Spring Creek, the Flint and the Chattahoochee. If you want to find clear water, you will have to either go up in Fish Pond Drain or in the backs of the ponds. If you find some clear water, you can swim a white Big Bite Baits 7-inch Sugar Cane worm around shallow grass and lily pads to target spawning fish or cruising fish. I would rig the Sugar Cane worm on 20-lb. Sunline Super Flourocarbon, a 4/0 Gamakatsu hook and a 1/4-oz. Fish Catchin Fool Tungsten weight along with a FCF Bobber Stopper. For fishing in the muddy water, you need to target shallow grass flats that are adjacent to sandbars or near the mouth of spawning coves. The best bait would be a shallow-running crankbait or a lipless crankbait. A Spro Aruku Shad 85 in mudbug red is good for locating the fish, but one of my secrets that I hate to give away for really catching them is a new crankbait by Stanford called the Old School SSR. This bait is awesome for fishing the flats near sand. The best color right now with the mud is chartreuse Tennessee. This bait is extremely flat sided and goes down between 2 to 3 feet and is simply awesome on shallow fish. Use 16-lb. Sunline FC Sniper for either of the cranking techniques. Use the Aruku Shad to locate a school of fish, and then switch to the Stanford SSR to give a more subtle approach that will really catch them. Power-Poles really make this type of fishing nice because it seems like the wind is always blowing this time of year, and they will allow you to stay right on the spot without drifting off of the fish.”
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