Lake Seminole Fishing Report February 2016

Seminole: Level: 0.8 feet above full pool. Temp: 54 degrees. Clarity: Muddy.

Bass: Slow. Tournament pro Matt Baty reports, “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 grassline 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-oz. black-and-blue ChatterBait with a 4.25-inch 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.” Guide Aaron Crews reports, “The bass are on crankbaits in shad and crawfish patterns. They will probably start hitting red Rat-L-Traps very soon, as well as a white spinnerbait with a No. 4 Colorado blade. As the buck bass and females move shallow to bed, a junebug Speed Worm or paddle-tail type worm with a 1/16- or 1/8-oz. weight will probably work best. There are still a lot of coots on the lake so use caution in the early morning hours and late evening hours. If you hit one at high speed it could hurt you or a passenger.”

Crappie: Aaron Crews reports, “The crappie are in 8 to 14 feet of water on minnows, though some night fishermen with green lights are finding them on in slightly deeper water. During the day these deeper fish will hit a 1/4-oz. jigging spoon.”

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