Lake Seminole

Lake Seminole is a 37,500-acre reservoir located in the southwest corner of Georgia along the Florida and Alabama borders. Seminole is known for its great bass fishing and bream fishing. The often shallow waters of Seminole contains lots of hydrilla. The grasssbeds make navigation difficult in many areas, but fish and ducks love the hydrilla. Seminole is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers impoundment. The Chattahoochee and Flint rivers feed the lake. Below the Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam, which impounds the lake, the Apalachicola River forms. Fish in Lake Seminole also include crappie, catfish, striped bass and other species. Alligators and snakes are very common in the lake, which is also known for its good duck hunting for divers including canvasbacks and ringnecks.

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Lake Seminole Fishing Report – October 2022

By GON Staff | September 29, 2022

Seminole: Level: 0.9 feet below 77.5. Temp: Mid 80s. Clarity: Mostly clear. Bass: Guide Aaron Crews reports, “Bass are on a flipping bite as usual. They are on topwater baits but in low-light conditions. The spinnerbait bite is back as they are chasing shad. Ledge fishing with worms, jigs and deep crankbaits are working. Fall transition is coming very soon. The grass on the shallow sandbars will die, as well as shallow grass near the shore. This means bass will move up to feed on the minnows and baitfish on the back sides of the grass. There should be a good jerkbait bite, as well as Trick Worms, Speed Worms and spinnerbaits in the shallow sides of the grassbeds. Even though the water temperature is high, the bass will move to the backs of the grasslines to feed on the schools of minnows. I talked to two fisherman on Sept.…

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Lake Seminole Articles

Boy’s First Gator Hunt Packed With Lake Seminole Action

By Scott Barwick  The rush of a 7-foot alligator on the end of your fishing line can be intense, but imagine being a 12-year-old boy on the other side of that fight.  Finally, after six years of being declined for a Georgia gator tag, I was granted the opportunity to harvest one. My friend Byron…

13-5 Gator On Seminole Answers A Prayer

Murphy’s Law states that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Mark Quirk and his brother Charles had done all the right things in preparation for their alligator hunt on Lake Seminole, but their bad luck was reaching the almost-ready-to-give-up stage. That’s when they learned that prayer trumps Murphy’s Law. Last year Charles assisted…

Seminole Tournament Angler Dies In Boat Crash

Updated 10:30 a.m., March 22 One Bainbridge fishermen died and several others were injured when two boats participating in two separate bass tournaments collided on the Flint River on Saturday, March 19. The accident happened near the Earle May Boat Basin in the vicinity of the Highway 84 bridge on the Flint River, according to…

Seminole Gets New Bluegill Record

All Wendell Mathis wanted to do in his 45 years of fishing Lake Seminole was catch a bream that weighed at least a pound. Well, at almost 69 years of age, the angler from Colquitt sealed the deal on Aug. 24 with a bluegill bream that weighed 1-lb., 7.68-ozs. “I put in at Cummings Landing…

13-3 Lake Seminole Alligator

By Mike Harp Just wanted to sit down and tell my story of the last four years of gator hunting leading up to my 2020 13-3 beast. It all started with my first tag in 2013. I thought it was going to be easy to just go out and get one. Well one weekend later,…

Seminole Lake Records

Largemouth Bass16-lbs., 4-ozs.Charles Tyson05/23/61
Hybrid Bass16-lbs., 5-ozs.Thomas Elder05/09/85
Striped Bass38-lbs., 9-ozs.Justin McAlpin11/15/79
Black Crappie3-lbs., 8-ozs.Emmett Thomas12/13/70
Shellcracker2-lbs., 9.5-ozs.John Weaver07/31/07
Bluegill1-lb., 7.68-ozs.Wendell Mathis08/24/21