Lake Seminole Fishing Reports – Seminole 2020

GON Staff | July 30, 2020

Seminole: Level: 1 foot below full pool. Temp: Low 90s. Clarity: Lightly stained, clear in Spring Creek.

Bass: Guide Paul Tyre, of Lake Seminole Fishing Adventure, reports, “The bass fishing on Lake Seminole for July was excellent! We had seven customers catch their PB (personal best), so that’s 40 PBs since January. The topwater action has been exciting, and we expect it to continue through August, especially early and late. If coming to Lake Seminole this August, don’t leave home without your topwater baits like buzzbaits, frogs and walking baits. And get out on the water early for your best chance to get a Lake Seminole giant on topwater. A buzzbait is a great lure to start with and to cover water to find active bass. My favorite buzzbait is a Nichols Lures buzzbait in 1/2-oz. in white fished along the grasslines on the main lake. It’s a great choice to cover water to find active bass. Once I find an active zone, I like to come back through the same area with a walking bait like a Heddon Zara Spook worked along the edges of the grasslines, working the bait with a slow walking action that can generate an explosive strike. As the bite begins to slow down, that’s when I like to pick up the 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 Popping 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 with a fast-action tip. This rod has a soft tip and enough backbone to get Lake Seminole’s biggest bass out of the grass.” Guide Aaron Crews reports, “Hot August nights are upon us. The full moon is Aug. 4, and the new moon is Aug. 18. That being said, nighttime is the right time for bass fishing. There are several ways to fish for bass at night. Topwater is a good place to start. Dark-colored topwater plugs are your best bet, as it is easier to silhouette a dark plug against a night sky. A magnum-sized Jitterbug, Magnum Torpedo, Jackall Pompadour, Devil’s Horse and black buzzbaits are good baits to fish. Another technique is fish a Hoppy’s Short Arm spinnerbait in black with a black nickel emerald blade. Fish this near the edge of shallow-water grasslines near deep water. Last but not least is a 9- or 12-inch worm with a rattle in it in purple or black. Try deep grasslines and boat docks for this technique. For daytime, fish topwater early and late. Then go to flipping and pitching. Another daytime technique is a Slug-Go jerkbait with a green back/white body fished on the edges of the grassline. It imitates the needlefish.”

Panfish: Guide Aaron Crews reports, “There are still mayfly hatches, so fly fishing is available for all species of panfish. Panfish beds are still on the lake, so they are catchable on crickets and wigglers. Crappie are in 12 to 20 feet of water on minnows. Nighttime with lights near springs is a good technique.”

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