The bass are starting to get grouped up in schools all over Lake Seminole as they are getting ready to get into their prespawn mode. With all the grass on the lake dying back, it’s hard to beat a lipless crank bait or a suspended jerk bait. Use your Lowrance Down Scan to find submerged grass flats. A good place to start is out in front of Wingate’s. When you find the grass, stay on the edges of it, and use a Spro Aruku Shad on 50 pound Sunline FX2 braid. For color choice this time of year, red works well, but shad patterns seem to work better. Use the Aruku Shad as a search bait until you find a school of fish. Then you can slow down with a Spro McStick 115 in clear/chartreuse. When fishing the jerk bait use 12 pound Sunline FC Reaction fluorocarbon line, a medium action rod and a super light reel such as a Lew’s Team Lite Reel. These reels only weigh 5.7 ounces and cast a mile. Another pattern that is about to be on fire is to fish deep standing timber in Spring Creek. A Texas rigged 8 inch Big Bite Baits Finesse Worm in blue fleck or green pumpkin rigged on a 4/0 Gamakatsu hook and a 1/4 ounce. Fish Catchin Fool Tungsten is a good technique in the standing timber. Also, a 1/2 ounce Buddha Baits Football Jig with a Big Bite Baits Reel Deal Craw as a trailer is also a good technique that catches giants. The Buddha Baits Football Jig features an oversize 6/0 hook that increases power and catch ratios tremendously.
Fishing Report Courtesy of Matt Baty
While learning to fish, get in the habit of observing your surroundings. You may start to notice correlations between environmental elements, and the luck you have with catching fish. For instance, if you hear frogs, there may be bass nearby. Look for clues in the weather patterns, sights, and sounds around you.