OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

LAKE SEMINOLE – Bass fishing is slow. Along grass lines where there are baitfish, jerkbaits may be moderately successful. Grass in the main lake seems the best target area. Flipping deeper hydrilla beds in 10 to 15 feet of water has paid off for some. Crappies may bite reasonably well. Stay in the stumps or along the grasslines. Both minnows and jigs may work. Catfish are sporadically active. Look for them deep, over hard bottoms. Wigglers and stinkbaits can produce fair numbers of pan-size cats. Bream fishing is slow overall. (One-quarter fish)

LAKE WALTER F. GEORGE — Bass fishing is fair up the creeks. Fish soft-plastic baits near visible wood structure. Also try shallow-running crankbaits near creek mouths and points. Jig fishing can be fair around docks and wood structure. Crappie fishing is fair to good. Areas of slightly stained water or stained-water/clear-water meeting areas are good spots to target. Some good fish are coming from brushy structure at 8 to 15 feet. Minnows are the best bait at present. Areas beneath bridges are also prime locations. Bream and catfish are slow at present. (half fish)

FLINT RIVER — Bream fishing continues fair to good this week with overall improvement reported. Crappie sizes are good and the numbers of crappies are surprisingly good for some anglers, especially on the river’s upper end. Shoal bass fishing is still good as quality fish are holding on the shoals up and downriver. Largemouth fishing is slow right now. Catfishing may have tailed off a bit, but is still relatively consistent. (half fish)

LAKE BLACKSHEAR — Small bass continue to bite very well and there are some indications that the bigger largemouths may be showing some increased activity. A few good crappies are being taken, but reports say they are very inconsistent. Few save the die-hard crappie fishermen are going out after them. Bream fishing has tailed off and stripers are said to be very spotty. Catfishing is surprisingly good in spots, particularly late in the afternoon on the flats. (half fish)