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 ||Lake Seed’s walleye population will remain abundant this year. Walleye anglers will likely catch higher numbers of smaller fish this year but there is still a reasonable chance of hooking into a trophy fish. Based on DNR’s walleye sampling, the majority of walleyes caught this year will weigh around 2 lb, which is the perfect eating size. Trophy-sized fish in the 8 to 12 lb range account for 10% of the population. State record class walleye, exceeding 12 lb, occur in Lake Seed. |
More information about Lake Seed can be found on the Georgia Power website at www.georgiapower.com/lakes/home.asp.
|Technique ||During March, walleye inhabit the shallow river section downstream of Burton Dam. Floating stickbaits, diving crankbaits or a small jig tipped with a nightcrawler are suitable baits that can be slowly retrieved in the gently flowing river waters. Make sure your bait makes frequent contact with the rocky bottom. Use a slow but steady 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 bottom anywhere along the main river channel and along points. Walleye prefer to stay close to structure, so good electronics will help you find the occasional downed tree that has fallen into the lake. Work these structures methodically. |
|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 and at night rather than during the bright light of sunny days. |
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