Rain probably stained the rivers, and big lake Seminole. But our smaller connecting lakes remain fairly clear. But all that rain stopped the speck bite in our lake. Lake level is up about a foot from couple days ago, I'll wait til it goes back to normal before fishing again.
Lake Seminole is at the high water mark. Up to the bottom of some docks. Glad I built my dock a bit higher than most. Big lake is stained with the river channels looking like coffee with cream. Shellcrackers are on the bed anyway, lots of boats sitting out in front of Spooner Field, circling big beds. Catfish and hybrids are biting.
Big lake Seminole, SW Ga was rough today. I only stayed out for about 30 minutes. Just too rough to enjoy fishing. Moved to a sheltered cove and caught catfish and a hybrid. Got a mess, so that was good. The lake is high, and stained out at the river channels.
May 1, Lake Seminole is at the high water mark. Have noticed when this high, the catfish bite isn't the best. But couple of us caught a nice mess of cats and one nice hybrid. Largest cat weighed about six pounds. Shellcrackers still bedding, we didn't see as many fishing them today though.
A windy day on Lake Seminole, SW Ga didn't stop tournament bass fishermen. It's like there's a tournament every weekend. Those fishing tournaments spend most of each week running all over the lake trying to locate the best spots to fish. I'm not a big fan of bass tournaments for several reasons. One is, too much boat traffic with extreme Hp without much regard for local fishermen or boaters. They are after the money and that seems to be the only thing they can focus on. Secondly, if bass are caught, taken to a weigh in, released nearby. Those fish never come back to where they were caught, many never recover. Notice some tournaments are now having a referee on each boat who weighs fish caught so fish can be released where caught. I like that, but will never get used to being rocked violently while trying to fish.
Seminole has left the high water mark and heading back to a more normal level. Fishing should get better if the water stays down for awhile. Gets the fish out of the woods, fields and weeds.
It's been a muggy day, overcast with sprinkles off and on. The lake hasn't gone down to normal yet, holding a few inches above normal. We haven't seen any boat traffic come by the house today. Days like this saves lots of fish.