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Lake Blackshear Fishing Report June 2009

GON Staff | May 27, 2009

Blackshear: Level: Full pool. Temp: 69 to 73 degrees. Clarity: Stained.

Bass: Good. “There are a lot of small fish being caught, but the big fish over the last couple of months have been 4 or 5 pounds,” said Ernie Broughton. “It’s been a weird year. We never really did see any big fish bedding.” There’s still a good bite right up on the bank in the cypress. The lone cypress trees have been the best, and the bigger fish are tight to the trees, while the smaller bass are out a little. Throw a Texas-rigged worm in either black with red glitter or green pumpkin with blue glitter. The backs of sloughs on the north end of the lake have been the best. In this muddy water, Ernie said he’ll often stick with something that makes a commotion. He suggested spinnerbaits or topwater.

Crappie: Good. Rusty Parker said, “We’ve had rain after rain, and the wind is blowing every day. The crappie were doing good. There were still a few around trees, but they’ve mainly moved out to a postspawn pattern. There were some real good ones caught during a tournament two weeks ago. They were caught both trolling and in the trees. In the next couple of weeks, the first thing I would do is go to the railroad trestle near Highway 280 and pitch jigs on the pilings. Then I would go the channel ledge at the 280 bridge and cast jigs in 15 to 18 feet of water, and also tight-line minnows with a drop-shot rig and double hooks in about 30 feet of water. Another thing is to hit some of those deeper-water docks.”

Bream: Good. The weather has knocked them back a bit, Rusty said, but they’ll bed again in June. “I use a cricket and hunt for bream beds. I’m always moving, and I’m sniffing. On Blackshear we have this reed grass they bed along.”

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