Lake Blackshear Fishing Report – June 2007

GON Staff | May 29, 2007

Blackshear: Level: At full pool. Temp: Upper 70s. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Clint Brownlee said your best bet is to start on grassbeds on the main lake early in the morning. Fishing back in the coves and pockets hasn’t been as good as out on the main lake, he said. This time of year, Clint would have a spinnerbait, a frog and a light worm rig tied on. The spinnerbait would be a gold and silver willowleaf in either chartreuse and white or white. For topwater early, he likes a frog. “I throw them all,” he said. “But I especially like the Stanley Ribbit. Green pumpkin is a good color, and they have one called watermelon pearl with a watermelon back and a pearl belly that is a good color. Clint said to fish the spinnerbait or frog around grassbeds until the sun comes up, then switch to a worm rig and fish deeper cypress trees and docks.” At Blackshear he recommends a 1/16-oz. weight on a Texas rig and 10-lb. test in the clear water.

Good. Rusty Parker said he didn’t catch a lot of fish on his most recent trip, but the fish he caught were good ones. He was fishing the Hwy 280 bridge pilings and slinging crappie jigs. “I caught 10 nice ones,” he said. “The fish were scattered, but they were biting in 8 to 12 feet of water.” Rusty said two different colors were catching fish: a white/clear with metal flake/white, and a black/green/chartreuse jig. In June, Rusty said it’s time to start fishing dock lights. “Look for lighted docks near deep water,” he said.

The fish are on the bed back in the backs of the creeks and sloughs, said Rusty. “The fish are on the bed in less than 2 feet of water, and they are hitting crickets better than worms.”

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