Lake Blackshear Fishing Report – April 2019

GON Staff | March 25, 2019

Blackshear: Level: Full pool. Temp: 60 degrees. Clarity: Slight stain.

Bass: Brad McDaniel with Flint River Outdoors reports, “Bass are bedding despite the cold weather. Go-to baits are something really new or something really old. Bass at Lake Blackshear get a lot of pressure, so try and think outside the box and show them something different.”

Crappie: Brad McDaniel with Flint River Outdoors reports, “Crappie are scattered, being caught from 4 to 12 feet of water. The big move by most shallow fish around the cypress trees has temporarily been delayed by a cold front as this is being written. By the time this is read, hopefully we will be back to normal April weather, and shallow cypress trees should be the dominant pattern. Most crappie are being caught on minnows, but a variety of jigs in a variety of colors are working, also.”

Bream: Brad McDaniel with Flint River Outdoors reports, “We have been struggling to get the bream bite to really turn on due to colder than normal weather. As with the crappie, hopefully by the time this is read, warmer temps will have them bedding and being caught shallow around the trees and grassbeds. Crickets and worms are the way to go.”

Catfish: Brad McDaniel with Flint River Outdoors reports, “Catfish always bite at Blackshear and can be caught many different ways, from worms, liver to small live bream on rod and reel and on limb-lines.”

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