Lake Seminole Fishing Reports – July 2020

GON Staff | June 25, 2020

Seminole: Level: 0.4 feet below full pool. Temp: Low 80s. Clarity: Clear to slightly stained.

Bass: Guide Paul Tyre, of Lake Seminole Fishing Adventure, reports, “The bass fishing on Lake Seminole this past June was excellent. As predicted, the big bass were biting, and we expect it to continue through July. If planning a trip to Lake Seminole in July, there are some baits that you will want to have in your tackle box. Topwater lures like a Heddon Zara Spook and a Rebel Pop-R fished along the edges of the grasslines are great choices, and both can generate explosive strikes from the big bass. For a slower presentation, soft plastics are a must in July on Seminole. A 5-inch Yum Dinger in junebug is an excellent choice rigged on a 4/0 Gamakatsu EWG hook and fished slow. For a bigger presentation, I prefer a 10-inch Yum ribbon-tail worm with a light weight, also rigged on a Gamakatsu 4/0 EWG hook, and again fished slow along the outside edge of the grasslines.” Guide Aaron Crews reports, “Fish topwater baits like a gold/black Bagley with a tail spinner, a Devil’s Horse in 5/8-oz. in silver shiner or Tennessee shad or any Jitterbug type lure. There is a buzzbait bite at first light, but it is short lived. Nighttime is the right time for Jitterbugs and other topwater plugs. When the sun comes up, a flipping bite and a deep-worm bite will develop on the grass edges. There is also a spinnerbait bite on a black spinnerbait with a No. 5 Colorado blade. When worm fishing, use rattles in smoking purple or blue/black worms.”

Bream: “The bluegill and shellcracker went on the bed in June, and we found a shellcracker bed that was longer and wider than a football field,” said guide Paul Tyre. “The bluegill will continue to bed through July and into August.” Guide Aaron Crews reports, “All species of panfish are bedding. Redbreast, shellcracker, bream and bluegill are being caught on  worms and crickets. There are good catches of bluegill on the west bank and redbreast in the east bank area. The canals at the campground near Wingate’s have some nice shellcracker. The warmouth are very active in the Chattahoochee River. The mayflies are hatching on the lake, which makes for some good fly fishing. Stripers and hybrids are schooling on small crankbaits or Rat-L-Traps. Catfish are being caught on cut bait and chicken gizzards in 7 to 15 feet of water. Jackfish are being caught on spoons, such as Little Cleos in 1/4-oz. and white spinnerbaits in 3/8-oz.”

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