Lake Blackshear Fishing Report June 2011
Blackshear: Level: Full pool. Temp: High 70s to low 80s. Clarity: Normal for Blackshear.
Bass: Fish should be on the deeper trees and brushed-up docks. Fish areas where the bream are bedding. These areas can be productive all day long, but the best beds will be where you can find shade. A Pop-R and a Heddon Baby Torpedo in bluegill color are great baits. Deep docks near main-lake points will hold fish. Skip jig-head worms under these docks. Thread the jig head with a green-pumpkin worm, but dip the tail chartreuse if the water stains up.
Crappie: Fair. Rusty Parker said it’s hot, and catching crappie isn’t easy right now, but it can be done. He said to wait until the hottest, brightest part of the day to go shoot the deepest, darkest docks you can find. Look for docks that have pontoon boats in the water. He has a buddy who did pretty well vertical jigging deep-water dock pilings recently. Also, if you can find a trashpile in deep water on a channel ledge, vertical jig it. Good color jigs right now are black/chartreuse and red/green/yellow.
Catfish: Good. Rusty said the catfish are biting on 8- to 10-foot sand flats off the river channel. He said to tightline worms or rooster livers to catch a mess of catfish this time of year.
Bream: Good. Bream beds are showing up in shallow backwaters all over the lake. Fish worms or crickets under floats or with just a hook and a little split-shot. Rusty said it was going on during the May full moon and should keep happening throughout the summer.
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