Lake Blackshear Fishing Report – July 2010
Blackshear: Level: Full pool. Temp: Low 90s. Clarity: Clear for Blackshear.
Bass: Tough. Brian Davis reports, “Fishing has slowed down a lot. Most of the bass are being caught around shaded docks off of the main lake. I have been able to catch a few bass on the limestone bluffs on the Crisp County side of the lake. I have been catching these bass on a Custom Bass Tackle (CBT) jig head with a green-pumpkin Trick Worm. The water being generated late in the afternoon has really helped the afternoon bite. When they pull water, the fish will set up on points and rocks waiting to feed on crawfish, shad, etc. The best bite now is the nighttime bite. With the full moon just passing, we will be approaching some very good dark nights, which means good fishing. I like the upper end of the lake and prefer to throw small crankbaits and CBT jig heads around lights. Plus it usually cooler at night!”
Crappie: It’s slow, but you can catch a decent mess fishing under lights at night, said Rusty Parker. The fish are in deep-water trash off the main-channel ledges in 16 to 18 feet of water, and they are holding tight to the cover. Catch them tight-lining minnows. Rusty said you’ll have to be patient, because the bite is slow, and you’ll have to work hard for the fish. There is some good trash on the river channel about 300 yards north of Cedar Creek, said Rusty. Also, you can pick up a few fish at night on deep-water docks with lights on them. The best bite is after 11 p.m.
Bream: Decent. Rusty reports, “The bream are still bedding if you’re hardy enough to stay out on the water in this heat and find the bluegill beds.”
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