OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Lake Seminole — Bass fishing is fair with cool-water fish continuing to hold in the “ditches.” Seek them in grass, using lip-less crankbaits as locator lures. Grassy flats are good target areas as well, with medium and deep-running crankbaits paying off. Anglers may find a bit of flipping action in shallow, dead vegetation during warmer periods. Crappies are fair and the fish remain reasonably active. Follow the baitfish and look for the crappie schools directly beneath them in deep water. Minnows are the best bait choice. Bream, catfish, white bass and hybrids remain slow. (fair)

Lake Walter F. George — Bass are fair, with some shallow fish taking medium-running crankbaits in grass. Fishing jigs in cover is also a good technique to try now. For deeper fish, go with Carolina-rigged worms on the ledges and drop-offs. Jigging spoons may take deep fish as well and can be used with good results on suspended bass beneath schools of baitfish. Crappies should soon become more aggressive biters, especially in water temperatures of 50-plus degrees. Look for them in sizable schools beneath large shad concentrations. Use live minnows. (fair)

Flint River — Shoal bass should be fair if a consistent warm-up arrives. Shallow crankbaits, topwater lures, and leadhead grubs may produce. Largemouths are slow to fair. Fish the swift water for shoalies and the banks for largemouths. Bream are slow overall and fair along some stretches. Channel catfish are fair at times on prepared baits and worms. Crappies are showing up in pretty good sizes, but small numbers. There is very little angling pressure to deal with right now. (fair)

Lake Blackshear — Bass fishing is showing some overall improvement. Fish are schooling some now and may be willing to take most crankbaits when they are located. Fish spinnerbaits in stumpy areas and where surface brush is present. A few white bass and striper schools have appeared recently and fish may be taken from time to time on spoons and crankbaits. Crappies are fair on jigs and minnows fished along creek channels at moderate depths. Bream and catfish are slow. (fair)