Lake Seminole Fishing Report – September 2019

Eddie Henderson with his PB bass caught on Seminole with guide Paul Tyre.
Eddie Henderson with his PB bass caught on Seminole with guide Paul Tyre.

The Bass fishing on Lake Seminole was really good in August! We have had some exceptional days fishing top-water lures like frogs, buzzbaits, and walking baits, even with the water temperatures averaging around 90 degrees.

As we move into September, the top-water action should continue and the bass will start schooling up feeding on shad. Crankbaits and jerkbaits will be a good option for finding schools of bass. A couple of my favorites are the Strike King 5XD and a Strike King 6XD in any shad pattern. I like to fish these baits on 10 to 15 pound fluorocarbon line depending on the depth I am trying to reach.

A jerkbait is one of my favorite baits to use in the early fall. I use a Strike King KVD jerkbait in the 200 and 300 series in any shad pattern. This suspending jerkbait has a great action and works perfect at any speed. This is important because I like to work the bait this time of year at a fairly fast pace.

The hybrids and stripers have been schooling on the main lake. We have caught some nice ones on Alabama-rigs and spoons.

The shellcracker and bream fishing has been great this summer by pitching crickets down the shoreline and catching them off of their beds. We’ve been seeing some big bream and shellcracker, up to 2 pounds, coming across the docks at Mac’s Point Lodge and Marina at Wingate’s Landing.