Lake Blackshear Fishing Report – August 2008

GON Staff | July 29, 2008

Blackshear: Level: Full pool. Temp: Mid to upper 80s. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Slow. Ernie Broughton won the Blackshear Buddies tournament he hosted on July 26, but not many fish were caught. Ernie and his grandson Kris Kavanaugh won with a limit that weighed 11-lbs., 10-ozs. They caught fish on the mid and south ends of the lake throwing redbug-colored worms on a Carolina rig to boat docks. Many of the tournament anglers went up the lake looking for cooler, moving water, but the tactic didn’t produce. Topwater has been slow, according to Ernie. “I threw some topwater around grassbeds Saturday but didn’t get a rise,” he said.

Slow to zilch, said Blackshear angler Rusty Parker. “We are marking a lot of fish, but they are not biting,” he said. “The next thing we are going to do is fish at night over deep brush near the river ledges.” Rusty said minnows were the way to go, and he sometimes drops a rig with two hooks into deep brush.

Excellent, said Rusty. “We fished yesterday and had to come off the lake in a hurry — because we had our limit, and we had some nice big bluegill.” Rusty said they found bream beds late in the month and caught fish on both crickets and worms fished about 18 inches under a float. “One bed was up against the bank in about 3 feet of water near some cypress trees and some bullrushes. The other bed was right next to a boat ramp.”

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