OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Lake Seminole — Bass fishing is fair. The largemouths are in post-spawn mode. Many are holding on break lines at 5 to 20 feet. Crankbaits are good for locating the proper depths. Work both medium and deep-running lures. When fish come up, switch to jerkbaits. Crappies are in the deeper, cooler water now and not biting aggressively. Best bet is moving water with good clarity. Catfish are active in the warmer water. Seek out current, where higher oxygen levels have concentrated the baitfish. Bream action is spotty and hybrids are not very active at present. (Fair)

Lake Walter F. George — Bass fishing is good and fish numbers are increasing on the deeper ledges. Topwater fishing remains good early in the day around near-shore structure. Frog-type lures and buzzbaits are good choices. Try deep crankbaits on the ledges along with Carolina-rigs. Crappies are fair in brush on flats off the river channel. Use jigging spoons and fish any time of day. Bream fishing is fair. Crickets are the best bait. Hybrids may appear from time to time late in the afternoon and catfish are good, especially on shallow flats early in the evening or during early morning hours. (Fair)

Flint River — The fishing on the Flint is right now on something of a hit-and-miss basis. If conditions warrant, shoal bass should be good on topwater lures, the Mann’s Baby 1-Minus, and small spinnerbaits early and late. Largemouths may bite near the banks on Texas-rig worms. Bream fishing has been fair on crickets drifted along the edges. Large bream concentrations are scattered, but some are being caught. Catfish are fair, with flatheads being reasonably active. (Fair)

Lake Blackshear — Spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, and Texas-rig worms have paid off with keeper-size largemouths for some anglers lately. Fish topwater baits along retaining walls and grass beds early. Use plastic worms around the cypress trees and try all the traditional lures around the docks. Look for the bass to perhaps school late in the afternoons. Crappies are still slow. The few fish continuing to be caught are of pretty good size, but the numbers are still way down. Bream are slow as well except for a few taken from docks late in the afternoons. Catfish are fair. (Fair)