HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - June 28, 2014 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

Bob Kornegay

Bob Kornegay

THE FISHING LINE: ( * ) - poor; ( * * ) - fair; ( * * * ) - good; ( * * * * ) - excellent.

LAKE SEMINOLE ( * * ): Bass fishing is fair. Try fishing grass lines with topwater baits early. After sunup, switch to jerkbaits in the same areas. Later in the day, some success may be had flipping lily pads and open pockets in hydrilla patches. Bream fishing has been good lately. Bluegills are actively biting crickets and shellcrackers have been caught in good numbers on large wigglers. Catfish are good, particularly over hard bottoms. Stinkbaits are good offerings. Anglers may find a few hybrids schooling over humps and sandbars late in the afternoon. (half fish)

LAKE WALTER F. GEORGE ( * * ): Bass fishing is fair. Fish Carolina-rigged worms and jigs on main-lake points and ledges. In the creeks, fish large worms rigged Texas-style. Also try dock fishing with Texas-rigged soft plastics. Upriver, fishing worms and spinnerbaits near the banks is recommended. Crappies are fair to good on flats just off the river channel. Look for areas with transient brush piles and fish jigging spoons vertically. Bream are active and will take crickets, especially near creek drop-offs. Catfish will bite late in the day on flats. Hybrids are inconsistent at present.

FLINT RIVER ( * * ): Shoal bass are doing well on some stretches of the river. The early morning bite is said to be the best. Use topwater baits, spinnerbaits, and shallow-running crankbaits in the current. Largemouths are a bit lethargic, but may be taken near the banks on Texas-rig worms early in the day. Bream are biting well for some drift-fishermen, but are reported as slow by others. They seem to be concentrated in specific spots and are most active early and late. Flatheads and channel cats are fair.

LAKE BLACKSHEAR ( * ): Bass may bite along creek ledges between 5 and 10 feet deep late in the afternoon. Use crankbaits. Early in the morning, topwater action may be found around trees and retaining walls. Fish the docks and cypress trees during the late morning hours with lightly-rigged lizards. The northern half of the lake is said to be the best destination right now. Crappies are slow. Bream are active in spots early and late in the day, but individual fish are small. Catfish are slow.