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 – September 2022

By GON Staff | August 25, 2022

Seminole: Level: 0.7 below 77.5. Temp: Mid to upper 80s. Clarity: Clear with some stain in the rivers. Bass: Guide Paul Tyre, of Lake Seminole Fishing Adventures, reports, “The big bass have been bitting, and we expect it to continue through the fall. Currently the bass have been biting topwater lures in the mornings and afternoons. Walking baits like a Zara Spooks and buzzbaits continue to generate some explosive strikes on the grasslines on the main lake. Plastic worms like a 10-inch Ole Monster in junebug fished along the grasslines have been very productive after the topwater bite slows. The topwater bite should continue and get even better as the bass start the fall feed. If coming to Seminole in September, bring swimbaits, crankbaits and jerkbaits, especially if the shad are running. The hollow-belly frog is a must in the fall on Seminole. As the bite begins to slow down, that’s…

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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