Lake Seminole Fishing Report October 2015

GON Staff | September 30, 2015

Seminole: Level: 1.3 feet below full pool. Temp: 80 degrees. Clarity: Clear to slight stain.

Bass: Slow. Guide Matt Baty reports, “With all the hot weather still lingering around, Lake Seminole is still tough as nails to catch a bass. The bass are stressed out from the heat, fishing pressure and abundant grass all over the lake.  Early in the morning is your best chance for any activity at all, and this is still no guarantee. For topwater in the early mornings, use a Big Bite Baits Buzzing Warmouth in green bluegill. Rig this with Sunline 60-lb. braid, a 1/16-oz. tungsten weight, bobber stopper and a 5/0 EWG Gamakatsu Superline hook. The bass are feeding on small bluegill up in the grass all over the Flint side of the lake, and this technique works good in the grass. The trick is to have a high-speed reel to keep the bait moving fast, and it also allows you to crank the fish out of the thick grass when you get a good bite. A Lews Tournament MB Speed Spool LFS series comes in an 8:3:1 gear ratio and is awesome for this technique. After the morning bite, your best bet is to flip grasslines. There is an array of baits on the market to flip. Some new ones from Big Bite Baits include the new Swimming Yo Mama and the new Battle Bug. Both of these in some sort of bluegill pattern will work with a 1 1/4-oz. tungsten.” Guide Aaron Crews reports, “The Flint River shoal bass are hitting on mid-depth crankbaits above Bainbridge. The main lake largemouth bite is slow and requires deep crankbaits and Carolina rigs or deep Texas rigs with light line. I expect the topwater bite to improve with fall conditions. As for night fishing, the bite is still there between 4 and 6 a.m. And between 7 and 9:30 p.m., lures like the Devil’s Horse, Milk Run, Jitterbug, Jackall Pompadour and buzzbaits should work. For those who are not familiar with the Pompadour, it’s like a Crazy Craw on steroids. As for poppers, I prefer a Rico or a Splash It.”

Bream: Guide Aaron Crews reports, “The shellcracker and catfish are in 10 to 12 feet of water, according to Liz at Trails End. They are bitting on worms being fished on the bottom. I talked with Mike at Westside Bait and Tackle, and he said the better crappie are being caught on minnows in 12 to 14 feet of water.”

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