Lake Blackshear Fishing Report April 2018
Blackshear: Level: 0.2 low. Temp: 68 degrees. Clarity: Moderate stain.
Bass: Coach Stephen Birchfield, of Brewton-Parker College, reports, “The bass fishing this month will be great. The water is warming, and Blackshear bass have been moving up and looking to bed. We have been catching fish in a variety of places along the lake with various techniques. The best bite for numbers has come from fishing ChatterBaits and plastic worms along the edges of the various types of grasses in the lake. The hottest area early in the month will be the section of the lake south of the state park down to Collins Branch. While fishing for numbers is fun, the biggest fish right now are being caught deep in the grass punching through it with a tungsten weight or throwing a frog over the top. Rig your frog on a medium-heavy rod and 50+ braid. Throw a dark-colored frog, black or green, and big bass are sure to hit. Throw the frog, and target areas in the grass where you see cypress trees as the bass love to hangout around these trees, especially late in the month. The best method for fishing the frog is to let it sit after it hits the water for a three count, and then work it back to the boat as fast as you can making the frog skip on the retrieve. This month is going to be a lot of fun—be safe on the water.”
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