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 – April 2024

By GON Staff | March 27, 2024

Seminole: Level: 0.3 feet above 77.5. Temp: 69-71 degrees. Clarity: The Flint and Chattahoochee rivers are muddy. Spring Creek is stained. Bass: Guide Paul Tyre, with Lake Seminole Fishing Adventures, reports, “The bass fishing on Lake Seminole has been great this March, despite the flooding of the Chattahoochee and Flint river arms of the lake. Spinnerbaits and lipless crankbaits have been very productive. If planning a trip to Lake Seminole in April, a Spro hollow-belly frog is a must. Fish it around and over the tops of vegetation. I like using a 7-3, heavy-action rod with a high-speed reel filled with at least 50-lb. Cortland Master Braid to get the big bass out of the heavy cover. A swim jig is a very productive lure in April on Seminole. My choice of a swim jig is the Untamed Tackle swim jig. It is made with a quad bait-keeper that holds the…

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Lake Seminole Articles

Lake Seminole Springtime Shellscackers

Lake Seminole has miles of shallow sandy grass flats and sandbars that are ideal shellcracker bedding areas. Head south to Seminole in April and May with an eye toward panfish, and you are in for some fantastic fishing. Seminole is formed where the Flint and Chattahoochee rivers join to form the Apalachicola River just inside…

Seminole Shines In February As Bass Move Up

Normally when I get assigned a GON story on Lake Seminole I’m pretty darn fired up about it. I don’t know if there’s anything quite like a warm, summer day on the lake with the sun on your back and just enough breeze blowing to keep the gnats away. Fields of grass mats and lily…

Season’s First GHSA Bass Tournament Hosted On Seminole

On Jan. 20, the GHSA hosted its first tournament of the 2024 season on Lake Seminole. Though temperatures hovered below freezing for most of the event, Bainbridge High School anglers Hayden Reynolds and Caleb Logue managed to bring an impressive bag of fish to the weigh-in that went just over 19 pounds, helping them secure…

Bainbridge Bass Cats Middle Schoolers Place First, Second On Seminole

Fisher Baty and Cole Henderson, of Bainbridge, had quite the weekend on Lake Seminole fishing two different Florida Bass Federation Junior/High School Series tournaments. The pair of middle-school anglers racked up an impressive prize haul of $800 worth of Bass Pro Shop gift cards with an impressive second-place finish in Saturday’s tournament, then another stellar…

Husband And Wife Finally Seal Deal With Seminole 12-Foot Gator

By Jeana Quirk I patiently waited seven years to draw a gator tag in Georgia. After a year-long debate on which zone to apply for, we decided to proceed with Zone 2 (Lake Seminole). We currently live in Harris County on Lake Harding (Zone 1), which is where “Big Al,” a 12-6 gator, was taken…

Seminole Lake Records

Largemouth Bass16-lbs., 4-ozs.Charles Tyson05/23/1961
Hybrid Bass16-lbs., 5-ozs.Thomas Elder05/09/1985
Striped Bass38-lbs., 9-ozs.Justin McAlpin11/15/1979
Black Crappie3-lbs., 8-ozs.Emmett Thomas12/13/1970
Shellcracker2-lbs., 9.5-ozs.John Weaver07/31/2007
Bluegill1-lb., 7.68-ozs.Wendell Mathis08/24/2021
Flathead Catfish53-lbs., 11.2-ozs.Tim Trone04/08/2023