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 supports an abundant walleye population that is maintained by GA-DNR's annual stocking program. Anglers typically catch walleye in the 2 to 4 lb size range, but walleye over 12 lb have been collected in DNR samples. Walleye that exceed the state record definitely reside in this small lake! |
|Technique ||During March, cast floating stickbaits, diving crankbaits or nightcrawlers threaded onto a jig head into the flowing waters below Burton Dam for about a mile downstream. Allow the bait to make regular 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 about a foot or two above the bottom from the public beach downstream to the dam. 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. A walleye fishing guidebook is available at no cost on the WRD Website. |
|Target ||During the March spawning season, 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 night than during the day. |
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