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 – February 2023

By GON Staff | January 25, 2023

Seminole: Level: 0.3 feet below 77.5. Temp: 62 degrees. Clarity: The water on the rivers is stained, more so on the Flint than the Chattahoochee River. Bass: Tournament angler and guide Matt Baty reports, “Good. The bass are in their usual prespawn patterns and can be found on main-lake flats, ditches and depressions. Look for bass feeding on shad, small bream and crawfish in these areas, and cover lots of water as the fish will be scattered day to day. You may catch them really good in one place one day and then nothing the next day. You just have to keep moving to find where the bass are on each particular day. Great search baits include the following: 1/2-oz. Berkley Slobberknocker in firecraw and herring or a 1/2-oz. Berkley Warpig in red or natural shad colors. My favorite setup for both techniques include a 7-4 medium-heavy Abu Garcia Veritas…

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Deep Holes Near Grass For December Seminole Bass

Lake Seminole is far enough south that the fall feeding spree you enjoyed up north in October and early November is still in full swing this month. You can catch shallow Seminole bass feeding up during December in a variety of ways, but rather than getting ready for winter, they are already getting ready for…

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…

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