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Mr. Gaither,
My family and I have been vacationing on Lake Seminole for as long as I can remember. My great uncle has a cabin over in Riverside Acres and we will often load up for a weekend at the lake. Over the years I have been bass fishing the Trails End Marina area on down to Spring Creek with not a whole lot of luck. I will occasionally catch a decent fish or two, but I feel like I'm not doing something right. I have mostly fished rivers so sometimes lake fishing can be a little overwhelming to me.  Bass fishing is a desired hobby of mine, but I am beginning to realize there is a lot about it that I don't know. We are planning a lake trip for Memorial Day weekend (May 24-25)and I would be most gracious if you could give me some pointers on where to fish, what to look for and what techniques to use. I have recently purchased a GPS unit so coordinates would be great also. I am not looking to catch wall hangers, I just want to be able to go out on the lake and enjoy fishing instead of spending all my time searching for a spot to fish. Thank you!
         -Caleb

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Caleb, I am sorry it has taken so long to answer your question.  First I was sick all day one day since I received your question. Then I typed out an answer and as I went to send it I lost
it in computer land someplace.  I made up a list of latitude and longitude for some spots that
you can use your GPS on but they got lost too.  It is 1:54am now. I will start over tomorrow
and get it to you ASAP.  I hope this will be of some help.  Oh by the way it will be easier
and quicker if I can send you a regular e-mail if you will send my your address. My e-mail
address is  jackgaither@aol.com.  


Sincerely Jack L. Gaither

P.S.  My phone number is 1-229-861-2366 if you would like more information I would be glad
to talk with you or meet you someplace and go over the map with some places where I have
had some good success.  

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PLEASE, PLEASE, READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE ASKING YOUR QUESTION. THANK YOU. PLEASE, I HAVE BEEN GETTING MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ANTIQUE RODS, REELS ETC. I hate to refuse questions but I really can not be of help in this. If you have an old rod, reel, lure etc. try contacting the maker if still existing or try antique fishing tackle on the web. I am genuinely sorry that I CAN NOT ANSWER SUCH QUESTIONS. I have been bass, crappie, brim and catfishing for over 70 years. Most of my recent experience has been on the Apalachicola R. in Fl. panhandle, and Lake Seminole. I can answer many questions on places to go and some ideas on tactics especially for largemouth bass in these waters. I can`t tell you what fish will bite but can give some lures and methods that have worked well for me over the last 33 years in this area. I am also well versed on boating safety and small boat handling.

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I am not a guide nor a writer or publisher of any magazine on fishing. All of my ideas would come from my experiences and those of fishing partners in local bass clubs in Panama City, Florida or from reading many books and magazine articles over the years.

Organizations
Basmasters. Past member (25 years) and instructor in boating and navigation classes in the United States Power Squadrons.

Publications
ST. Andrew Bay Power Squadron local publication "Stuffing Box"

Education/Credentials
United States Power Squadrons courses in Piloting and small boat handling, celestial navigation, trouble shooting on outboard engines and other non eletronic equipment in boats.

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