Lake Blackshear Fishing Report – January 2010

GON Staff | January 4, 2010

Blackshear: Level: Full pool. Temp: Mid to high 50s. Clarity: Dingy.

Bass: Tough. Ernie Broughton held the year-ending Classic for his Blackshear Buddies Tournament Dec. 19, and conditions were terrible. “They were bringing water down that lake like you wouldn’t believe,” he said. With just 4-lbs., 1-oz., Jerry Gray and Ray Milling brought their season total to 203-lbs., 7 ozs. for the year to take first place. Big fish went went to Gene Carver with 3-lbs., 12-ozs. Ernie said most of the fish came off spinnerbaits.

Slow. Rusty Parker expects the crappie fishing to really pick up if conditions stabilize. At a recent Crappie Masters tournament on Blackshear, the numbers were off, but the fish were big, said Rusty. He suggested fishing slow on the 25- to 30-foot channel ledges. The fish should be anywhere from 18 to 25 feet deep. Slowly push either a double-jig rig or a double-hook rig, and use minnows to sweeten your offering. Also, try vertical fishing any deep-water trash piles.

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