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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Lake Seminole —Bass fishing is good. Frog-type baits have been especially productive. Best times are early and late near banks around the main lake. Try the same lures in spotty grass patches and lily pad pockets. Bream fishing slowed down near the end of last week. It remains relatively slow, but some overall improvement is noted. Crappies have been good in spots, but sporadic overall. Seek areas where water temperatures are coolest at mid-range depths and use live minnows. Catfish are fair and hybrids are showing some late-day signs of activity


Flint River — Bream are becoming more active as warmer water temperatures begin to hold. Good reports of redbreasts taken by fly fishermen have come in and there have been fair bluegill catches on worms and crickets. Catfish remain active, with channel cats the best species to target at present. Largemouths and shoal bass are cooperating for some anglers. Crappies are slow overall. In general, most species are showing a pretty good increase in activity.


Lake Walter F. George — Bass are good. Post-spawn fish are very active. Rat-L-Traps and similar deep-running crankbaits are working well. Fish these baits over the tops of grass lines. Pitching jigs in timber or stumps is another good pattern. On sandbars and points try a lightly weighted Texas-rig worm. Post-spawn crappies are deep and moving into a summer pattern. Fish jigging spoons in transient brush just off the river channel for fair results. Bream, particularly bluegills, are very active. Numbers are good, but sizes are small. Catfish are fair late in the day and at night.


Lake Blackshear — Bass have been quite good lately. Good numbers of largemouths can be found in shallow water around cypress trees and stumps. Suggested baits are Carolina or Texas-rigged worms and spinnerbaits. Frogs and weightless worms are producing fairly well in the grass. Crappies are fair to good. Trees and docks are holding some shallow fish and deeper crappies may be found near bridge pilings and similar structure. Bream are fairly active in spots and catfishing is fair to good.