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Southwest Georgia fishing reports - March 2, 1014

Bass fishing is good at Seminole and George

LAKE SEMINOLE – Bass fishing is good. Shallow-water techniques are working well throughout the day. Sight-fishing is productive, as is flipping vegetative cover with jigs and Texas-rigged softbaits. Worms and jigs are also good in grass near sandbars. In sandy locations at depths less than ten feet Carolina-rigs are paying off. Warmer weather is causing the crappies to shallow up. A number of good catches are reported. Use live minnows. Bream have at last started to become active. There are reports of a few fairly decent catches over recent days. Catfish are beginning to show signs of life as well. (half fish)

LAKE WALTER F. GEORGE – Bass fishing is good. Early morning fishing in rip-rap and similar rocky structure has been very productive. The crankbait bite in these areas is paying dividends. Stop-and-start slow retrieves are recommended. Carolina-rigs and jigs are also recommended on points and in deeper hard structure like rocks and wood in some of the deeper creek areas. Crappies have improved a bit. Night fishing is fair under some of the bridges. Individual fish sizes are good. Use live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on lake flats and in deeper creek areas. Bream fishing remains slow. (half fish)

FLINT RIVER – Stripers and hybrids are active in and around dam tailwaters. Shoal bass are moderately active, but numbers are low. Flathead and channel catfishing is picking up, especially near the dams. Night fishing for cats is a good option. Largemouths are doing well, primarily in the Lake Chehaw area. Bream are slow to fair, but are getting into active pre-spawn mode. The Flint is producing quality crappies in moderate numbers at present. (three-quarter fish)

LAKE BLACKSHEAR – Crappies are now moving into the creeks and are in prime pre-spawn condition. Largemouth bass are biting on the ledges, on points, and near creek mouths. A consistent warm-up should soon put them into shallow water around docks and trees. Catfish and hybrids can be good at night, particularly near docks. A few bream are reported, but they, too are waiting for consistently warm water to become truly active. Lake stripers are beginning to show signs of activity. (three-quarter fish)