Lake Seminole Fishing Report – September 2023

GON Staff | August 30, 2023

Seminole: Level: 0.8 feet below 77.5. Temp: 89 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide Paul Tyre with Lake Seminole Fishing Adventure reports, “Currently the bass have been biting topwater lures in the mornings and afternoons. Walking baits like a 6th Sense Dogma topwater walking bait and buzzbaits continue to generate some explosive strikes on the grasslines on the main lake. Plastic worms like a 6th Sense Boosa 9.6 Ribbon Tail in junebug fished along the grasslines have been very productive after the topwater bite slows. The September forecast is that the topwater bite should continue and get even better as the bass start the fall feed. If coming to Lake Seminole in September, make sure to bring topwater, crankbaits and jerkbaits, especially if the shad are running. The hollow-belly frog is also a must in the fall on Lake Seminole. As the bite begins to slow down, that’s when I like to pick up a frog rod and start working the thicker grass, especially paying attention to any holes in the grassbeds. My favorite frog for doing this is a Spro Bronzeye Poppin’ Frog. When fishing the frog, you need a rod that has enough backbone to get the big bass out of the grass. My go-to rod is a 7-3, heavy-action Temple Fork Tactical Bass Casting Rod in fast action. This rod has a soft tip and enough backbone to get Lake Seminole’s biggest bass out of the grass.”

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Crappie: Guide Paul Tyre with Lake Seminole Fishing Adventure reports, “The crappie fishing on Lake Seminole is good all year long, but the fall through the winter months are exceptional. My favorite lures for catching crappie are the Wicked Shad and Baby Shad baits made by ATX Lures. They have an extensive line of panfish lures. These baits are offered in a variety of colors, but a couple of my favorite colors are alewife and chartreuse/white. I rig these on 1/32- to 1/8-oz. jig heads, depending on depth and wind conditions. I combine these with a size 10 open-face spinning reel and 4- to 6-lb. monofilament line. When fishing a light bait, the rod, reel and line are important to have the best results. I prefer a Temple Fork Outfitters 6- to 7-foot, light-action rod from their Trout-Panfish line.” For more on fishing with Paul, go to @capt.paultyrefishing on Facebook.

Guide Paul Tyre with an example of what Lake Seminole is known for—big largemouth bass.

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