Lake Blackshear Fishing Report – April 2020

GON Staff | March 27, 2020

Blackshear: Level: 0.1 feet below full. Temp: The water temp over the weekend was between 68 and 73 degrees. Clarity: The water has been muddy and fluctuating the last couple of weeks but is starting to clear up since the water has stabilized.

Bass: Tournament angler Baylor Pless reports, “Lake Blackshear has turned on with waves of fish moving up to spawn. Water temperatures have risen from the low 60s to the low to mid 70s, which has put the spawn in full swing. These fish can be found on spawning flats, sand, cypress trees and any visible cover around hard bottom. These shallow fish can easily be targeted with Senkos, lizards, frogs, creature baits, buzzbaits, ChatterBaits and a Picasso Lures Shock Blade Pro in a dark color. Baits such as these will catch quantity as well as quality. Over the next couple weeks, fish will be in spawn and postspawn, which means they will be spawning or guarding fry and can be caught on topwater. Some will be moving out of the creeks to their main-lake ledges and holes that they call home in the summer and can be caught with crankbaits in a sexy-shad color, a big curly tail worm in a dark color or a Picasso Fantasy Football Jig in black and blue.”

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