Seminole: Level: Full pool. Temp: 69 degrees. Clarity: Heavy stain.
Bass: Fair. Tournament angler Matt Baty reports, “The recent shad spawn on the lake is definitely making the fishing a little better, but with the water still fairly muddy, fishing is not as good as it should be. When looking for a shad spawn, look for topped out vegetation or fish breaking the surface. When you locate shad, there are several baits that will work. A 3/8-oz. Buddha Blade in ice color, a 3/8-oz. Buddha In-Seine swim jig in crystal shad or a 3/8-oz. white Buddha Snooze Alarm buzzbait will work great. Buddha Bait Co. also offers a whole line of premium grade rods at an affordable price that are technique specific to fish each of these baits. You can use a 4.25-inch white Big Bite Baits Cane Thumper as a trailer for each one of these baits. It’s also a good idea to have a good reel ready, such as a Lews Speed Spool, that will throw long distances for schooling fish. After the shad spawn, you can still search for bedding bass in clear, backwater areas. Once you find a bass on bed, a Big Bite Baits Warmouth is hard to beat. While searching for bedders, throw a white Spro popping frog around shallow grass and pads. As the weather continues to warm, look for the fish to start moving out on ledges and grass edges. You can then use your Lowrance electronics to scan for schools of postspawn bass feeding on shad.”