As of Friday, June 6, 2014
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THE FISHING LINE: ( * ) - poor; ( * * ) - fair; ( * * * ) - good; ( * * * * ) - excellent.
LAKE SEMINOLE ( * * ): The topwater bite has slowed, but bass are being caught in the grass on slowly-worked Texas-rig worms. They may also bite along the river ledges on Carolina-Rigs and crankbaits. Hybrids are still schooling in various spots over sandbars, especially when the wind is not blowing. Spoons and crankbaits are good and live bait works well also. Crappies are slow. Fish minnows on the ledges at 12 to 15 feet. Catfish are slow. Bream are shallow and should be biting well on wigglers.
LAKE WALTER F. GEORGE ( * ): Bass are fair in the creeks early and late in the day. Buzzbaits fished near the banks may pay off. Fish the secondary points in the creeks with crankbaits and continue to fish the river ledges with Carolina-rigs and deep crankbaits. Try lizards and worms on main-lake points and in heavy-brush areas. Hybrids are slow. Below the dam is the best spot if you’re determined to try. Crappies are slow. Try minnows or jigging spoons on the ledges at 10 to 12 feet. Bream are fair in number but small.
FLINT RIVER ( * * ): The fishing on the Flint is fair overall. Shoal bass have been active for some anglers and can be good on topwater lures, shallow-running crankbaits, and small spinnerbaits early and late. Largemouths may bite near the banks on Texas-rig worms. Bream fishing has been fair on crickets drifted along the edges. Large bream concentrations are scattered, but some are being caught. Catfish are fair, with flatheads being reasonably active.
LAKE BLACKSHEAR ( * * ): Spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, and Texas-rig worms have paid off with keeper-size largemouths for some anglers lately. Fish topwater baits along retaining walls and grass beds early. Use plastic worms around the cypress trees and try all the traditional lures around the docks. Look for the bass to perhaps school late in the afternoons. Crappies are still slow. The few fish continuing to be caught are of pretty good size, but the numbers are still way down. Bream are slow as well except for a few taken from docks late in the afternoons. Catfish are fair.