Seminole Co. Ramblings

Son

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I live on the banks of Lake Seminole, so see a lot of what goes on here. Feel free to add to the thread. Everybody wants to know what's biting and where. Some like to tell what's biting, but not where. At least give a general direction, we can find em. Last year, took it on myself to build a new dock. Actually i mostly over saw the work being done by friends and family. 83 feet out to clear the vegetation the corp never sprays. But that got me out to 6 feet of water instead of 4. I'll try an post a few photos of the dock being built and the finished dock. When you come by, wave. What i'm seeing at the dock are nice catfish and redhorse suckers. A few nice panfish are beginning to show up on warmer days.
 

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Nicodemus

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I wish the Corp would let me extend our dock out further but that ain`t gonna happen. 130 feet long and the average water depth is now maybe 2 1/2 feet deep. Not counting hydrilla and lily pads thick as bermuda grass.
 

Son

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Building a dock is a real process, several ways to do it, i like our method for the "do it yourself" dock. As you can see i had a small helper too. Ten years old, can read a tape and cut with a chop saw. Saved me many steps. We finally got the landing finished enough to sit on, just before dark. I took the liberty of being the first person to sit on the new dock.
 

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Son

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My little helper helped build the rail around the dock and both benches. She also helped her uncle drill and bolt the pilings. Photo of the first bass caught from the dock. When weather warms, plan on putting a rail down one side of the walk.
 

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Son

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In the above photos you can see an antique Orlando Clipper 14 feet boat i won in a bass fishing contest when i was 12, 1954. If that boat could talk, i bet many would be willing to listen. It's been around, fishing freshwater, saltwater and on a few hunting trips.
 

Son

Senior Member
The Orlando clipper many years ago. Group of us heading to St Vincent Island on a bowhunt. Planned on using bicycles to get around, it didn't work because the trails were too sandy. A photo of some bass Dad and I caught in 63, back when we caught and released em into the grease. In the group photo, Me on the left, Station owner Hovy Bell of Mango Fl, his grandson, and James Haislop (Mr. America 1968) James and I were telephone repairmen at GTE in Tampa.
 

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Son

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Specks are biting in Lake Seminole. One fellow said he also catches some nice specks in the Chattahoochee River. Puts in at Paramore, finds hyacinths. Pulls the boat right into the hyacinths and fishes right in em with minnows. Wonder who brought that problem aquatic weed this far north?
 

Son

Senior Member
Decided to put the boat in the water, just in case the gov shutdown shuts down the landings. The corp roped em off the last time. I might want to fish this week. Specks and catfish are biting. Catfish in 18 to 22 feet of water in the flat in front of Spooner field. Some nice shellcrackers hanging out there as well.
 

Son

Senior Member
Cool as it is, already seeing gators out at night on Seminole. One has even began digging up the bottom at the Cypress Pond area. Folks are catching specks, here and there.
 

Son

Senior Member
Notice facebook has slowed this forum down a bunch. Can remember when GON was more active.
 

Son

Senior Member
Feb 1st. Lake Seminole is up higher than it's been in months. Water temps still cold, don't seem many fish in shallow waters.
 

Son

Senior Member
lake Seminole still remains high. 50 degrees this morning with bass boats going by. Heavy rain this morning, but has moved on to the east. Specks are biting in the lake, folks are reluctant to give exact locations. I would check the gator hole first, and go from there.
 

Son

Senior Member
Seminole has dropped about 8 inches, but still high. Rain is keeping me from fishing. Went yesterday for a few hours, caught enough for supper. Catfish, bass and a speck.
 

Son

Senior Member
Recent rain dropped about 6 inches here at Lake Seminole. The small connecting lakes are stained. Rivers and Spring Creek muddy.
 

Son

Senior Member
Seminole is stained bad, small connecting lakes, not so bad, but dark. Did some bass fishing this afternoon. No hits on the worm, but had several hits on topwater using a bangolure. Hung one nice bass, but lost it in thick grass. They're hitting on top, but not serious about taking the lure. No bass beds seen yet, but heck, it's hard to see in stained water.
 

Nicodemus

ADMINISTRATOR
Staff member
Is Fish Pond Drain and around the Gator Hole stained or is it still clear, Son?
 

Son

Senior Member
Fish Pond drain is stained dark, not muddy.
didn't find any specks in the gator hole
 
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