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Seminole and Spotted Bass

Posted by blake on October 6, 2015

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With the Elite Series within grasp, I’m putting in a lot of work for the final Bassmaster Southern Open at Lake Seminole.  I went a couple weeks ago to do some scouting and liked what I saw.  I have never seen so much grass in my life.  It makes sense why there are giants living there and I got to catch a couple.  I caught a seven and an eight pounder from the same place which was definitely encouraging.  

I had some good bites in the time I was there and found what I feel like is a good section of the lake.  I’m not the type of guy that can just go and drive around a lake and feel comfortable.  For me, I’ve got to fish to get a feel for things and Seminole seems like a place you can do that.  I love fishing places that set up the way Seminole does and I’m jacked to get back there in a couple weeks.

In between getting some time on Seminole I got out to fish a local buddy tournament with Kyle Mabrey.  This is honestly my favorite time of the year to fish.  This is the time when you can catch some of the biggest fish you will all season.  Two days leading up to the tournament I caught a six plus pound spot and knew it was getting good.

When we started the tournament it happened fast.  We caught a 5.83, a four, and lost six pounders all in about a five minute period.  I had just spooled up brand new line and actually had fish break off.  The only thing I can think of was that I got a bad spool, because it was heavy enough where that shouldn’t have happened.  After our morning flurry it slowed down quite a bit and we were never able to catch enough for the win and ended up in second.

The fishing is only going to get better from here on out.  Before Seminole I’ll have my hands full chasing after those big spotted bass.  When it’s time to head to Seminole I’ll be ready for a tough tournament.  This time of year at Seminole can be brutal.  It’s the kind of event where catching a limit everyday will go a long way.  If you can mix in a big one or two you’ll be right in the mix.  This sets up well for the way I like to fish and with an Elite Series invite on the line I’ve got to make the most of it.