OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Lake Seminole — Bass fishing is good. Topwater action is hot early in the day. Later, try shallow crankbaits and Carolina-rigs along grass lines and over grassy points. Crankbaits are excellent choices for locating both the vegetation and the largemouths. Crappies are slow and generating few positive reports. Bream are active and biting well on worms and crickets. Fly fishermen report good action around the mayfly hatches. Catfish are good, particularly on stinkbaits.

Lake Walter F. George — Bass fishing is good. Fish topwater baits along the banks, near the ends of points, and around wood structure. In deeper water, Texas and Carolina-rigged worms are working. Spinnerbaits and worms are doing well around docks. Crappies are fair in spots. Fish near creek mouths and deep structures such as bridge pilings. Minnows and jigs work reasonably well. Bream are active. There are reports of some pretty good bluegills on crickets. Catfish are fair.

Flint River — Hot weather bodes well for flathead catfish to become active soon. Shoal bass are becoming active as well. Fish for them in current with topwater baits, small spinnerbaits, or shallow crankbaits. Largemouths are a bit on the slow side, but will bite fairly well in spots late in the day. Crappies are slow, while bream are active and being caught in pretty good numbers by drift-fishermen.

Lake Blackshear — Bass are good overall. Post-spawn fish will take lightly weighted or weightless worms in the shallow cypress trees. Topwater fishing is fair early in the day. Bream are good near grassy areas. Try shellcrackers with pond worms and bluegills with crickets. Crappies are fair. Numbers are down, but individual sizes are good. Both minnows and jigs are working quite well now.