Lake Seminole Fishing Report September 2017

Seminole: Level: 8 inches below full pool. Temp: High 80s. Clarity: The water in the rivers is stained, while the creek is clear.

Bass: Guide Aaron Crews reports, “The bass are on several different patterns. Fish frog and toads in the grass and lily pads. Fish Alabama rigs, Spooks, Rat-L-Traps and small crankbaits on schooling fish, and try worms, crankbaits and Ledge Buster spinnerbaits on the deep ledges. As for bass during the mayfly hatches, fish a Bagley topwater jerkbait with a silver black back or gold black back with a tail spinner. Or try an A.C. Shiner in shad with a tail spinner.”

Other Species: Guide Aaron Crews reports, “I expect the mayfly hatches to continue into next month. The bream and catfish are still biting with mixed results in 8 to 10 feet of water, according to Liz at Trails End. Mike at Westside says they are still catching redbreast and shellcracker. Around mayfly hatches, fish a popper in chartreuse with a fly rod. Mr. Ron Earnst had some really nice bluegill the other day. The crappie are being caught in 22 to 25 feet of water on jigs or minnows. It just depends on what they are biting that day. There was a large mayfly hatch on Aug. 15. This will continue until the water temperature drops. A flutter spoon is working on hybrids in 20 to 25 feet of water over mussels beds. The large panfish, catfish and baitfish are feeding on them. Cast a 2- to 4-inch flutter spoon over the mussels. Let it settle to the bottom. Then use a hopping retrieve back to the boat. There have been some large 8- to 11-foot alligators taken so far.”

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