OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Lake Seminole -- Bass fishing is fair and improved. Swimbaits are working on points and fish on the shallower main-lake points are being caught on Texas and Carolina-rigged lizards at depths between 5 and 8 feet. Fish jigs in similar areas during the heat of the day and look for a fair bite on buzzbaits in open pockets in grass off the river channel. Hybrids are good early and late on the flats. Crappies are slow. Look for them on channel ledges at 10 to 15 feet and fish minnows. Bream are very good on shallow-water sandbars. Catfish are slow, but channel cats have been taken on stinkbaits in river channels.

Lake Walter F. George -- Bass fishing is fair with fish moving deeper. Fish points and humps or similar current-breaking cover. The presence of baitfish and wood structure is a plus. Best baits are deep-running crankbaits and Carolina or Texas-rigged worms. Fish worm rigs directly in brushy or woody structures. Hybrids are good and schooling early and late over ledges. Catch these with a shad-imitating crankbait. Crappies are fair. Ledges in 15 to 20 feet of water have been giving up some pretty good fish in moderate numbers. Bream are good. Even hefty shell crackers are taken. Use red wiggler.

Flint River -- A few more fishermen are getting their hooks wet on the Flint this week. Catfishing is still good on the river. The flathead holes continue to give up some good fish in fair numbers. Channel catfish are fair. Most channel cat reports come from bream anglers who have taken them as part of a mixed stringer. Bluegills and redbreasts may bite fairly well for those willing to stay on the move. Largemouths are slow overall and the shoal bass fishing has slowed some as well.

LakeBlackshear -- Blackshear is producing mixed reports where bass fishing is concerned. Sifting through them, the fishing is probably best described as slow to fair overall. Fair numbers of smaller fish have been taken on Carolina-rigs near the channel and some bass have shown up around docks and moderately deep structure. The bite, however, is not consistent. Bream fishing is fair in spots. Concentrations of fish are not easy to locate, but bite well when found. Bream size is said to be small to average. Crappie fishing is slow and catfish will bite late in the day near docks.