Lake Blackshear Fishing Report – August 2021

GON Staff | July 28, 2021

Blackshear: Level: 0.2 feet low. Temp: High 80s. Clarity: Stained to lightly stained depending on area.

Bass: Tournament angler Jon Martin reports, “The bass fishing is fair. My most consistent bite has been punching thick grassmats with a pegged, 1-oz. weight and a green-pumpkin Zoom Speed Craw. I use at least 65-lb. braid for this and a heavy-duty flipping hook. The topwater bite can be good early, but it’s been hit or miss for me lately. I typically stick with a hollow-body frog in either white or black, depending on cloud cover. I’m also catching a few fish around shaded cypress trees with a Texas-rigged weightless watermelon Senko or a Zoom Ol’ Monster in plum or tequila sunrise. I typically use anywhere from a 1/4-oz. weight all the way up to a 3/8-oz., depending on wind and cover. I also like to pitch the Ol’ Monster around any grass. If you are proficient with your electronics, some fish can be found along the river channel ledges and deeper brush. I’ll fire a shad-patterned Strike King 6XD first to try and get reaction bites. If that fails, a Carolina rig with the Zoom Ol’ Monster is hard to beat. Shade is key when the sun gets up this time of year. Good luck and stay hydrated.”   

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