Lake Seminole Fishing Report October 2019
Seminole: Level: 0.9 feet below full. Temp: Upper 80s. Clarity: Slightly stained to clear.
Bass: Guide Paul Tyre reports, “The bass fishing has been good though September. The water temperature has been averaging in the mid to upper 80s. As we move into October, the bass should start feeding up for their fall feed. If you are coming to Lake Seminole in October, there are some baits you will want to have in your tackle box. The first is a hollow-belly frog. One of my favorites is a Spro Bronze Eye 65 in leopard color. This frog is equipped with a very sharp, extremely strong Gamakatsu hook that can get the big bass out of the grass. When fishing a hollow-belly frog over matted grass, make sure to rig it on a heavy-action rod with a high speed reel, spooled with braided line. My line of choice is Cortland Master Braid in 65-lb. test. Early fall is a great time for jerkbaits. The bass are keying on bait, and a jerkbait is a great baitfish imitator. One of my favorites is a Spro McStick 110 in any shad color. The Spro McStick 110 is equipped with very sharp Gamakatsu hooks. I like to fish these baits on 12-lb. fluorocarbon and a medium-action rod. The hybrids are still schooling on the main lake. We have caught some nice ones on hair jigs, crankbaits and spoons.”
Multiple Species: Guide Aaron Crews reports, “The frog bite is excellent, and flipping is slow but productive. The pan fish are still on the bed in a few spots on the Flint River. You can hear them popping. Gar also pop when feeding on insects, and this will draw alligators to the area. Be sure it’s a panfish and not gar. In the future, I expect the bass to start their fall feed on shad. My favorite baits on schooling fish are a Shad Rap SR07 in silver and black, a DD14 in lavender shad, a blue/chrome Rat-L-Trap, the casting spoons by Nichols, a Little George and swimbaits. The grass is back. It fishes more like Guntersville than Seminole.”
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