Lake Blackshear Fishing Report – February 2008
Blackshear: Level: Full pool. Temp: 50 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Fair. “The fishing had been pretty good until the cold weather,” said Ernie Broughton, who runs the Blackshear Buddies tournaments. Ernie won a recent tournament with four bass that weighed 14-lbs., 5-ozs. The fish all came on a Carolina rig with a black worm with red glitter. The fish are holding on ledges 12 to 20 feet deep on the south end. “The guys who are fishing shallow have been having a terrible time.”
Crappie: Slow, said Rusty Parker. “I was out yesterday (Jan. 27), and the fish were stacked up like cordwood in deep brush and out in the river channel, but they wouldn’t bite. These fronts coming through one after another are apparently keeping them from biting. If we just get three or four days of stable weather, they will bite.” In early February, fish deep structure, but the fish will soon be making the move into the creeks ahead of the spawn in mid March. “By the full moon in March, the crappie will be all in the cypress trees,” he said. When they are in the trees, Rusty likes to spider rig and push lines carefully into the trees.
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