Lake Blackshear Fishing Report – August 2007
Level: Full pool. Temp: Upper 80s. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Slow. The water is hot, and the fish are lethargic. Scott Holland says your best bet is to head up the river and look for current and shade. “If you get up around Campers Haven, there are a lot of backwater sloughs that are like fishing in a pond. There are a lot of lily pads that provide shade. Topwater early and late might catch a fish or two, and then I would fish a Texas rig or Carolina rig.” The same goes for the main lake, try topwater early and late around trees, grasslines and docks, then try slow and deep with a worm around the shade of deeper docks.
Crappie: Dead slow. The water’s hot, the fish are deep and have a serious case of lockjaw. Rusty Parker pitched jigs to bridge pilings last week and didn’t get a hit.
Bream: Bream fishing is good. Rusty and his dad caught 24 nice-sized bluegill last Friday morning. They were able to smell the fish before they found a sandy spot in the grass close to two trees. They caught the fish on crickets fished about 18 inches under a cork.
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