Lake Blackshear Fishing Report – December 2009
Blackshear: Level: Full pool. Temp: 55-60 degrees on main lake; 60-65 degrees in the backwater. Clarity: Muddy with some cleaner water in the backs of the pockets.
Bass: Tough. Ernie Broughton said with all the muddy water rolling down the river, they are seriously moving some water on Blackshear. “You’d need an anchor to weight a Carolina rig if you wanted to fish the railroad trestle,” he said. Ernie said backwater sloughs will be the best bet if they keep moving water like they have been. He’s had some luck Carolina rigging around grass edges and at the bases of cypress trees. Also, with all the shad in the lake, a spinnerbait might be a good choice. “At the state park you can walk on the shad. They’re as thick as thick can be,” he said. “You’d think you’d be able to throw a spoon in there, and the fish would jump on it, but they’ve got so much forage, all they’ve got to do is open their mouths and run through it.” There has been some sporadic schooling activity. Ernie said it’s happening all over the lake, and you never can tell where or when they’ll come up. Keep a chrome spoon or Rat-L-Trap tied on to throw to schooling fish if they come up nearby.
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