Crappie season heats up on Lake Seminole
Published 10:05 am Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Lake Seminole in Southwest Georgia is nationally known as a world class Bass fishery, but it has a hidden gem, Crappie fishing! The Crappie fishing on Lake Seminole is good all year long, but the winter months and early spring are exceptional.
Crappie, some of the best eating fish in fresh water, can be caught on Minnows and Jigs. This article will focus primarily on artificial lures, Jigs. My favorite lures for catching Crappie are the Panfish Assassin and Crappie Jigs by Bass Assassin out of Mayo, Florida. They have an extensive line of panfish lures, but my favorites are the Curly Shad 2” and the Pro Tiny Shad 2”. These baits are offered in a variety of colors, but a couple of my favorite colors are Alewife and Chartreuse/white. I rig these on a 1/32 to 1/8oz jig head, depending on depth and wind conditions. I combine these with a size 10 open-face spinning reel and 4 to 6 pound monofilament line. When fishing a light bait, the rod, reel and line are important to have the best results. I prefer a Temple Fork Outfitters 6’ to 7’ light action rod from their Trout and Panfish line. These rods are so sensitive, I believe I can feel the bite when the Crappie thinks about hitting it!
In the last six weeks, the Crappie bite has begun in earnest. We have had multiple trips with customers catching their Personal Best Crappie, some as big as 3 pounds! I even had one customer land his personal best 10 pound+ Largemouth Bass while fishing for Crappie!
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