Matt is a local Lake Seminole angler and will be reporting to us throughout the month after his days on the water. His knowledge of Bass Fishing and Lake Seminole will be an asset to this site. Thanks Matt!
Date: January 24th, 2016
Lake Seminole - Full Pool. 54 degrees. Muddy.
Bass Fishing - Tough. The lake has been extremely tough for most fisherman for the past few months. The high muddy water seems to be the culprit. Your best bet to catch any bass is to get on a bank or a shallow grass line and just fish for miles until you happen to run into a couple that are biting. A Spro Aruku Shad in Mudbug Red or a 1/2 Black and Blue Chatterbait with a 4.25" Big Bite Baits Cane Thumper in Hematoma are two good choices for covering water and getting a reaction strike. Your lowrance electronics are good for finding the edges of the grass. Another pattern that seems to be working is to fish current breaks on both the Chattahoochee and the Flint Rivers. A shallow running crankbait such as a Spro Fat John 60 in Black/Chartreuse is a good bait for these areas.
Date: January 1st, 2016
Lake Seminole is high, muddy, and fast. Fishing on the rivers is pretty much out of the question right now as they are actually dangerous to run with all of the floating debris. Fish pond drain or the backwater ponds off of spring creek are your best bet for fishing for bass right now. The ponds usually stay fairly clear. The water temps are falling so a suspended jerkbait is a good bet for these backwaters. A Spro Mcstick 110 in clear chartreuse is a good one. Fish this on 12 lb Sunline reaction fc line, a 6:8:1 lews speed spool, and a medium action rod such as a Duckett Terex. Use your Lowrance touchscreen units to find fish and balls of shad suspended in the timber. If the jerkbait bite slows down, throw a Texas rigged Big Bite Baits finesse worm in blue fleck around the timber