Lake Blackshear Fishing Report – March 2007
Blackshear: Level: Full pool. Temp: Low 50s. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Slow. Cold weather in February kept most of the fish in deeper water, but as the prespawn progresses the bass will be moving up onto the first, deeper cypress trees and under docks in the creeks and along the main lake. Scott Holland says a brown or black/blue 1/4- or 3/8-oz. Bitsy Flip jig ’n pig hopped around the base of cypress trees is a good bet for a big fish. For numbers of bass, pitch a Texas-rigged lizard or worm up to the base of a tree and work it slowly through the root system. A double-willowleaf spinnerbait run through the roots is also good. For details on a March Blackshear pattern, see page 80.
Crappie: Slow, but about to bust out. Jerry Pheil said the fish are still holding deep — 18 to 25 feet down — in the mouths of the creeks. Warm weather at the end of the month, however, ought to have them moving up fast. Jerry catches fish trolling jigs, and his top producer has been a black/blue/chartreuse Rag Fly jig.
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