Lake Seminole


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Coast-to-Coast Guide to Where, When, and How to Catch Largemouth Bass During the Spawn

Field and Stream on

Date: 2/26/2020 11:00:57 AM

Many largemouth bass fishermen look forward to the bass spawn much the same way whitetail hunters anticipate the rut. It’s the best time to catch the biggest bass of your life. It’s also a time when

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South Florida Earns Its Reputation as a Golfer’s Haven

Mansion Global

Date: 2/18/2020 4:23:00 AM

No state is on par with Florida when it comes to golf. It’s hard to even think of Florida without conjuring up images of manicured greens and golf communities with views of the fairway. The sheer

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Polk State duo places 14th at major collegiate tourney

The Ledger

Date: 2/12/2020 5:00:00 PM

Polk State College fishing team members Justin Bun and Kyle Brewer had 10.14 pounds and placed 14th out of 140 teams during the FLW Collegiate Tournament on Lake Seminole in Bainbridge, Georgia, on

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Bryan Fishing Rides Wave Of Momentum To Another Top 10 Finish

Date: 2/11/2020 6:23:00 AM

When the 140 college teams began arriving on the banks of Lake Seminole for the first event of the season, the conditions were ideal for the bass to be biting. A strong southern wind brought in warm

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Howell’s Landing ramp set for revamp

Dothan Eagle

Date: 2/7/2020 11:55:00 AM

Anglers will soon have an easier time of it when they launch into Lake Seminole from the Howell’s Landing boat ramp. Jackson County Commissioners recently selected the Whittaker Company to improve the

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• River: Chattahoochee River
• Length: 376 Miles
• Surface Area: 37,500 Acres
• Volume: 367,320 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 17,150 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 10 Feet
• Length: 35 Miles
Lake Seminole is a reservoir located in the southwest corner of Georgia along its border with Florida. The Chattahoochee and Flint rivers join in the lake, before flowing from the Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam, which impounds the lake, as the Apalachicola River. Alligators, snakes and various waterfowl are present in Lake Seminole.

The Federal Government has been improving navigation along the Apalachicola River since the early 1800's. Between 1828 and 1831, the Corps of Engineers removed obstructions from the river to provide for shallow draft vessel traffic. In 1874, the project was modified to provide for improvement of the Apalachicola River to secure a channel 6 feet deep at low water and 100 feet wide throughout its length. Passage of the 1945 River and Harbors Act authorized a 9 by 100 foot channel to be constructed on the Apalachicola River, the Chattahoochee River segment to Columbus, Georgia and the Flint River segment to Bainbridge, Georgia.

In 1953, a resolution was adopted by the House Committee on Public Works for the development of the ACF River Basin. The Walter F. George,George W. Andrews and Woodruff Lock and Dam - Lake Seminole projects were authorized for navigation, power generation and stream flow regulation. Recreational facilities at the lakes were authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1944. The lakes have been operational since 1963.

Jim Woodruff Dam was the initial project of the authorized plan for improvement of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

The Jim Woodruff Dam is located on the Apalachicola River about 1000 feet below the confluence of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers which unite to form the Apalachicola River, and is at the Georgia - Florida State line. It is approximately 3200 feet up stream from the U.S. Highway 90 Bridge over the Apalachicola River and is visible from the bridge. The dam is accessible by road and is located approximately 1 mile northwest of Chattahoochee, Florida.
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