Lake Seed is a 240 acre run-of-the-river type lake near Clayton that is operated for hydropower by Georgia Power Company. Walleye and trout are the featured species in Lake Seed but spotted bass, yellow perch, white catfish and trophy redear sunfish also take up residence. Summer stratification does not occur in this lake because water flows through the impoundment at a rapid rate. Coolwater fish, like trout and walleye, will often be found within a few feet of the bottom all year long. Trout will feed on the surface under low light conditions in the cool weather months and walleye will move also move into shallow water under the same conditions.
Anglers Guide to Walleye Fishing in Georgia (847 kb). This guide discusses tactics and offers expert tips for catching Walleye in Georgia.
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Prospects and Fishing Tips
|Prospect ||Walleye are a major part of the sport fishery of Lake Seed. Walleye are nearly as abundant as bass and are much more prized by the anglers who fish its waters regularly. For the coming year, 2 lb walleye will be commonly caught but some anglers will regularly catch walleye up to 4 lb. Last year, several walleye over 8 lb were caught from Lake Seed and this trend should continue. In fact, state record class walleye, exceeding 12 lb, occur in Lake Seed. The only boat ramp on Lake Seed is located on Lake Seed Road at GPS coordinates N 34.769302 and W -83.510311. A walleye fishing guidebook is available at no cost on the Wildlife Resources Division website at http://www.gofishgeorgia.com/Fisheries/Walleye?cat=2. Click on the link at the bottom of this webpage to download the guidebook. More information about Lake Seed can be found on the Georgia Power website at www.georgiapower.com/lakes/home.asp. |
|Technique ||When walleye are in the shallow headwaters of Lake Seed during March, anglers should fish this area with floating stickbaits, shallow running crankbaits or a small jig tipped with a nightcrawler or twister-tail grub. Make sure your bait makes frequent contact with the rocky bottom and use a slow retrieve to entice a walleye's gentle strike. Throughout the remainder of the year, walleye reside in the main lake. Slowly troll live baits like herring or nightcrawlers a few feet above the lake. Walleye prefer to stay close to structure, so good electronics will help you find the occasional downed tree that has fallen into the lake. The biggest walleye in the lake tend to hideout on the bottom underneath tree branches so work these structures thoroughly. |
|Target ||During the month of March, most walleye will be found in the shallow headwaters of Lake Seed upstream from Saw Mill Creek. For the remainder of the year, walleye will be found near the bottom from the public beach to the dam. Walleye will often bite better at dawn, dusk or even at night rather than during the bright light of sunny days. |
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