Lake Seminole Fishing Report – October 2007
Seminole: Level: 0.4 feet below full pool. Temp: 77 degrees. Clarity: Clear on the main lake, slight stain in the rivers.
Bass: Good, said guide Mike Sloan. “It’s was dismal for the last few months, but this cooler weather has helped us,” Mike said. “We’ve got a good early topwater bite right now.” They’re hitting fast-moving topwater baits in the thick stuff right now. Mike suggested trying a frog or Horny Toad in white with a black bottom fished across the tops of the grass mats. A buzzbait should also draw strikes. The majority of the fish are in 6 to 8 feet of water feeding on an abundance of shad. Some fish are up shallow, though, in a bream-bed pattern. Once the sun gets up, Mike said to target the edge of the grass in the same 6 to 8 foot depths. Rat-L-Traps in 1/4-oz. are catching fish right now. Try chrome/blueback, Tennessee shad or red for colors. Mike also said the “Seminole Crankbait,” also known as a paddle-tail worm is working well. Swim them on the grass lines with a 3/32-oz. weight. Red shad, junebug, green pumpkin and watermelon seed are all good colors to try.
Crappie: Slow. Mike said the speckled perch are non-existent right now, but they should be moving up soon. “We’ve got a ton of bait on the grass lines, and everything should be up there soon,” Mike said.
Bream: Good. People are catching a lot of good-sized bream on the grass lines in 8-10 feet of water on crickets, Mike said.
Catfish: Good. “This is our most under-rated fishing,” Mike said. People are catching big flatheads in the 10- to 15-lb. range right now on the sand points along the old river bed where there is a little current. They are holding in 18 to 20 feet of water. Mike said to fish on the bottom with 3/4-inch live shad or bream or red wigglers.
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