Lake Seminole Fishing Report November 2018
Seminole: Level: 0.2 feet low. Temp: Mid 70s. Clarity: Strange tannic color from dead grass.
Bass: Guide and tournament angler Matt Baty reports, “The lake really took a hard hit from Hurricane Michael. I’d have to say 75 percent of all the hydrilla was ripped up and blown to the banks, leaving piles of dead, stinking grass. The water clarity is a weird, tannic-looking color primarily from the dead grass and bottom being churned up from Michael’s fierce winds and waves. There was a fish kill, mainly on Spring Creek, where hundreds of small bream and bass were seen floating along the banks of the dead grass. Big Jim’s boat landing is accessible, but idle slowly through the canal as there are big piles of dead grass blown in the canal and somewhat blocking the entrance. Wingates Landing and Earl May Boat Basin in Bainbridge are accessible. The best fishing has been on the upper Flint north of the Faceville landing. Buddha spinnerbaits and Jenko crankbaits are good on current breaks, such as the points of islands and gaps in the reed lines. The lake is going to be just fine. I’ve gotten reports of a few fish catches, but not many people have been fishing due to handling the devastating effects from the storm and tending to their families. Think of it like this, Lake Seminole got a much-needed haircut. The grass was growing out of control on Spring Creek, covering about 90 percent of home owners’ docks. When the churned water settles and we continue to cool down toward winter, look to break out the lipless red crankbaits and ChatterBaits and load the boat.”
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