Lake Seminole Fishing Report May 2011
Seminole: Level: 0.9 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid to high 70s. Clarity: Clearing.
Bass: Good. Matt Baty reports, “The shad are spawning early in the morning in shallow grass. To catch bass on the shad spawn, a spinnerbait and a topwater are hard to beat. For a spinnerbait, you need double willow blades to imitate shad. For a topwater, opt for a Spro Dawg 100 in the old-glory color. For this technique, use a long rod and Sunline FX2 braided line in order to make really long casts for fish that may come up busting shad. The shad spawn usually only lasts for the first 30 minutes or so in the morning, and then you have to go to a different technique. There are quite a few patterns running on the lake right now, but one good way to catch fish is to stay shallow and fish around thick cover such as grass and lily pads. The postspawn fish are hanging around shallow cover recovering from the spawn, and they can be caught on frogs or small swimbaits. A Spro Bronzeye 65 in the nasty-shad color is a good bait to throw. Also, a Big Bite Baits Cane Thumper is working great on Seminole. For color, stay with something that resemples a shad or a shellcracker. Rig the Cane Thumper on a 6/0 weighted Gamakatsu Superline hook. The weighted hook allows you to swim the bait either on top of the vegetation, or you can let it sink down in the holes and fish it slow.” For a feature on Seminole bass, see page 12.
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