Lake Seminole Fishing Reports – April 2020

GON Staff | March 27, 2020

Seminole: Level: Full pool. Temp: Upper 60s to mid 70s. Clarity: Slight stain to clear.

Bass: Guide Paul Tyre reports, “The bass fishing on Lake Seminole has been very good through February. As we move into March, the bass will be in their spawning cycle. Lake Seminole is nationally known for its incredible spring time bass and pan fishing.  Lake Seminole has thousands of acres of shallow flats that the bass love to spawn on. There are some lures you will not want to leave home without. Spinnerbaits are a must-have on Lake Seminole in March, especially on those windy days. My go-to spinnerbait is a tandem Booyah Covert Series in 3/8-oz. with a chartreuse and white skirt. This spinnerbait is made with excellent components, has a great hook and Hildebrandt blades, which attract the big bass. This bait is excellent for covering water to find productive areas holding Bass on the large flats. A swim jig is an excellent choice for covering shallow heavy cover especially when the bass start guarding fry.  One of my favorite swim jigs is the Punisher made by Untamed Tackle. This heavy cover swim jig comes with an Owner Jungle flipping hook that can handle heavy braid or can be used with fluorocarbon. Another unique feature of this swim jig is it can be used in the heaviest of cover and with the patent-pending quad keeper no super glue is required to keep your trailer up on the jig. Soft plastics are also a must-have if coming to Seminole in March. Stick worms like Yum Dingers in green pumpkin and junebug are great choices fished along the edges of the grasslines.”

Guide Aaron Crews reports, “The main-lake fish will bed on the sand bars at Sealy’s flats, and the Fish Pond Drain fish will bed in the shallows near the Crow’s Foot. The Chattahoochee River side will bed in Desser Slough if the dog woods are in bloom, the Flint River fish will bed at the Five Fingers area. On the main lake, the fish like a Texas-rigged lizard or a worm in smoking purple. Please pray for those afflicted with the coronavirus.”

Tournament angler Matt Baty reports, “The bass are in full swing of the spawn right now on the main-lake bars. Look for sandy areas with shell, and throw a 1/2-oz. light Carolina rig with a green-pumpkin Berkley Bottom Hopper. Use 20-lb. Berkley 100% fluorocarbon for the main line and leader. If you find a bass on bed, have a 1/4-oz. Texas rig ready with 50-lb. Berkley x9 braid and a Berkley Pit Boss in black/blue. Aggravate the bass until he bites. If the bass don’t seem interested, move on as there are plenty more around. Another pattern is a topwater around these bedding areas. I’ve seen a few fish busting in the pepper grass on needle fish and bream, so have a fast reel with a long rod to make a long cast. An Abu Garcia Revo Rocket on a 7-4 Abu Garcia Veracity rod with 50-lb. braid will do the trick. A Berkley J-Walker or a Choppo 120 in the sexy-back color is good.”

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