Lake Seminole Fishing Report August 2006

Level: 1.1 feet low. Temp: 84-90 degrees. Clarity: The main lake and Flint River are crystal clear but should get cloudy in the next week or so. The Chattahoochee is muddy and hardly flowing at all. Spring Creek is almost dry and isn’t flowing.

Bass: Poor. The bass fishing is extremely slow. Jack Wingate said, “Hardly any bass have been caught in the past week. One boat did catch a nice bunch fishing a Chugger with a white skirt along the grassbeds close to deep water. This was in the middle of the day. The biggest one was 7 1/2 pounds with another bigger one getting lost in the grassbeds. By the end of next month I forsee the bass moving back into the shallow water. A Zoom floating Trick Worm will work good then. Metholiate, chartreuse, and bubble gum are all good colors.”

Bream: Good. Jack continued, “They’re catching a lot on wigglers near the Flint fork, even catching some bedding fish on wigglers because they can’t get em’ to bite the usual crickets.”

Crappie: Great. Jack said limits of crappie are still coming in. The anglers were using black jigs with chartreuse or orange grubs.

Hybrids: Fair. “The mussels died on the Chatahoochee because of the hot water, and the meat was floating to the top. The hybrids were tearing up those mussels and some fishermen were catching the hybrids on Rat-L-Traps and deep-diving crankbaits. After the mussels were eaten the hybrids moved out,” said Jack.

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