Lake Seminole Fishing Report October 2016

GON Staff | September 28, 2016

Seminole: Level: 1 foot low. Temp: 86 degrees. Clarity: Spring Creek is pretty much gin clear. The Flint has a slight stain, with the Chattahoochee a little more so. The main lake has a slight stain.

Bass: Tournament angler Matt Baty reports, “The bite has gotten somewhat tough on the lake right now, and it is mainly due from fishing pressure, and hot weather that just won’t go away. A good way to catch some finicky fish right now is to use a Spro McStick 95 jerkbait on a spinning rod with 8-lb. Sunline FC Sniper flourocarbon. The McStick 95 floats slowly, and two good colors are spooky shad and clear chartreuse. You are sure to get some bites with this technique from all sizes of fish. If you are looking for larger bass, you can flip grasslines on the main lake and Spring Creek. When flipping, just flip the points and the cuts in the grass. Use a 1 1/4-oz. tungsten weight, a bobber stopper and a 5/0 Gamakatsu Superline hook. For bait of choice, it’s hard to beat a Big Bite Baits Real Deal Craw or Fighting Frog. In the early mornings or late evenings, fish will bite a spinnerbait pretty good. Try a 3/8-oz. Buddha Blade in white.” Guide Aaron Crews reports, “Fishing has been improving on Lake Seminole. The best bass bite is early and late during low-light conditions. The best topwater lure is the A.C. Shiner in the shad pattern with a tail spinner. Other colors are the Tennessee shad and the silver shiner. Fish a Devil’s Horse, too. For buzzbaits, I prefer black in the predawn hours and white or chartreuse after dawn. The Musky Jitterbug in black or red/white works at night. Deep-diving crankbaits will continue to catch quality fish in the coming months. Shad patterns are the best.”

Bream/Crappie: Aaron reports, “Liz at Trails End and Mike at West Side report that people are still catching redbreasts, bluegill, shellcracker and catfish. Red wigglers, pond worms and crickets are working. Crappie have been caught on minnows and jigs in 14 to 22 feet of water.”

Gators/Ducks: Aaron reports, “The gator hunters have had a good season. I saw a real big one at Truelife Taxidermy. The teal season was so-so. There seemed to be more female blue wings than male, which is the opposite of what is normal since the drakes migrate first. The grass is in good shape for duck season.”

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