Lake Blackshear Fishing Report – April 2007

GON Staff | March 26, 2007

Blackshear: Level: 0.2 feet below full pool. Temp: Upper 60s. Clarity: Clear.

Excellent. The bass are dead on the bed and on nearly every shallow tree, said Scott Holland. “You can’t go wrong fishing the trees,” he said. “They are wearing them out fishing shallow trees — trees with less than a foot of water on them.” Texas-rigged worms or lizards in junebug or black emerald will catch fish. Flip a jig if you want to go for bigger average size. As soon as they come off the bed, the bass will go on a feeding spree, and they will hit everything in the tackle box, said Scott. “When they come off the trees in April they will hit every kind of topwater bait,” he said. “April is also a great time to throw a spinnerbait.”

Crappie: Good. Jerry Phiel talked to us from the lake on March 22, and he had boated about 25 fish. He was pulling live minnows on crappie jigs in water 10 to 13 feet deep. The fish were running in the 1/2-lb. range.

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