Lake Blackshear Fishing Report – January 2009

GON Staff | January 5, 2009

Blackshear: Level: Full pool. Temp: 58 degrees. Clarity: The main lake is still a bit stained; creeks are beginning to clear.

Bass: Clint Brownlee reports: “My partner Jimmy Sharp and friend Brian Davis won the last Ernie’s tournament on Blackshear with around 12 pounds. Most of their bites come on Rat-L-Traps and crankbaits, shad and chartreuse colors, fished around docks near creek channels with 5 feet of water around them. The lake is now back to full pool — it’s been low in order for dock repairs this year.”

Crappie: Rusty Parker said few folks were fishing because of the rapid changes to the lake level. “When it came back up, there was trash everywhere. It’s looking real good now, so we’ll be getting back after them.” He recommends tight-lining minnows on double-hook rigs near the creek mouths over 25 feet of water. Try the mouths of Cedar and Spring creeks and the Hwy 280 bridge pilings. “Go over an area and graph it. See what depth the fish are hanging at. If I can’t find them concentrated, I’ll let one or two lines down to the bottom and bring it up one crank, then vary the depths on the others until I find them,” Rusty said.

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