Lake Seminole Fishing Report October 2014

GON Staff | October 1, 2014

Seminole: Level: 1.0 feet below full pool. Temp. 78 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Fair. Guide Matt Baty reports, “The bass fishing is slow for the most part on the lake right now, except for cloudy days or in the evenings. If the skies are mostly cloudy, then the fish will bite fairly good all day. You can fish topwater all day long when the weather permits. Use a Spro Dawg 100 in old glory on 50-lb. Sunline FX2 braid. You can walk this bait next to grasslines on the main lake. The lake is full of small shad, and they are all in the grass. The Spro Dawg works real well because it imitates these small shad. You do need a good reel to make really long casts at fish that bust shad. A Lews Speed Spool will throw like a rocket. If the sun is out, the bite gets really tough. You can still manage some bites, but you have to fish real slow with a small swimbait in the grass. A 5-inch Big Bite Baits Cane Thumper in reel shad has about the best swimming action of any swimbait on the market right now. Rig this on a 5/0 Superline Gamakatsu hook with no weight, and fish it over the tops of the hydrilla real slow. There are still a few fish on ledges on the Chattahoochee River, but this can be hit or miss. Use your Lowrance DownScan to find balls of shad on the ledges, and look for fish arches to be underneath them. These fish will bite a crankbait or jig fished real slow. As the weather continues to cool down, the grass will start to die back. When this happens, it’s time to break out the lipless crankbaits and hit the flats!” Guide Aaron Crews reports, “The bass bite has been good either early or late on topwater. Hybrids and largemouth are schooling on the lower end of the (Spring) Creek, the lower end of the Chattahoochee and from the east bank up to the grass flats near Wingates on the Flint River. A Zara Spook in bone color or clear with a blue back seems to be the ticket on these schooling fish. As for flipping the grass, a watermelon-colored worm seems best. The grass has topped out nicely from the east bank to Wingate’s and on the Chattahoochee from Trails End to Red Lake, with the exception of the corn field area. It is topped out from Sealy’s Flats up Fish Pond Drain. On the Creek from above Spring Creek Park to Decatur Lake, it is topped out.”

Shellcracker/Catfish: Liz at Trails End said good catches of these fish are still being caught.

Crappie: Mike at Westside Bait and Tackle said the crappie are in 13 to 16 feet of water and are biting good on minnows.

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