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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Lake Seminole --Bass fishing is fair. Rain and cooler temperatures have improved fish activity. Fish continue to hold in deep water, wherever the shad schools are. Deep ledges near grass are good target spots. Find fish with deep crankbaits and then switch to a Carolina-rig. Fishing jerkbaits on points may also pay off. Crappies are showing a slight increase in activity with the overall lower temperatures and the upswing in baitfish movement. Catfish are active. Morning and evening are good times and live earthworms are the best baits right now. Bluegills are biting reasonably well on crickets.


Lake Walter F. George -- Bass are fair with the largest concentrations of fish still on the deeper ledges. Ledges near the main river channel are best and Carolina-rigs are the recommended offering. Look for spots with ample current flow. Flipping blow-downs and fishing deep-running crankbaits may also pay off. Minimal action in the shallows may be found using frog-type baits and jigs. Crappies remain generally slow, but some activity is reported on the deeper creek ledges. The morning and evening catfish bite is fair on the flats. Bream fishing is fair to good on crickets and red wiggler.


Lake Blackshear -- Bass are good action-wise. Fish size, according to some reports, is showing marked improvement as well. Overall cooler temperatures seems to have brought on an increase in largemouth activity. Fish small plastic worms around docks and cypress trees. Crappies are slow. There are plenty of fish holding along the river channel ledges between 15 and 25 feet, but they are reluctant to bite minnows or jigs. Look for the crappies to improve soon if conditions persist. Stripers are slow and only scant bream reports are available. Catfish are slow to fair


Flint River -- To this point, fishing has been fair to good overall. Most species continue to improve steadily as summer moves into fall. Consistent feeding activity seems to be increasing overall. The shoal bass remain quite active as the weather cools. Fish early in the day and expect some pretty good topwater action for shoalies. Tiny Torpedoes and buzzbaits are good. Largemouths are slow. Bream fishing remains fair. Redbreasts and bluegills are active early on crickets fished close to the banks. Catfish remain a bit slow, but steady.