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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Lake Seminole — Bass fishing is on the upswing. Texas-rig worms can produce on points in the main lake and there is reasonably good activity in the creeks in locations containing matted surface grass. Jigs tipped with plastic grubs are good in the grassy areas. Some fish are shallow and may be taken on Rooster Tails, Pop Rs, and buzzbaits. With the good water temperatures now, crappies should be more active, with live minnows the preferred offering. Catfish of all species are good, particularly over hard, sandy bottoms. Live baitfish, worms and stinkbaits are good choices. Bream and hybrid activity has slowed recently


Lake Walter F. George — Bass fishing is good, especially in shallow pockets on the northern end of the lake. Look for openings in logjams and similar woody structure for the best results. Worms and jigs can produce here. Slow-rolled spinnerbaits are taking some fish from the ledges and spinnerbait fishing along the banks is also fair in some locations. Crickets and worms may be used to take advantage of a fair bluegill bite at present. Small crankbaits and live minnows fished on light tackle are producing a few nice crappie stringers. Catfish are very active on the flats early and late. Cut bait and earthworms are good bait choices.


Flint River — River conditions are reasonably stable and consistent fish activity seems to be increasing overall. Shoal bass are fairly active, and pressure is light. Early in the day, especially, spinnerbaits and shallow crankbaits may pay off. Largemouths are slow. Bream fishing remains on a “down” turn as well and crappie reports are few. Catfish remain slow, but some pan-size channel cats become active from time to time, especially near bridge structure.


Lake Blackshear — Action-wise, bass are pretty good. Individual fish sizes are reported as fair by some anglers and rather small by others. Fishing small plastic worms around docks and wood structure is a fairly good and reasonably reliable method right now. Crappies are fair. Plenty of fish are holding along river channel ledges at depths between 15 and 25 feet. They can be finicky, but when active provide reasonably steady action. There are few positive bream reports at this time and catfish are reported as fair in spots.