Lake Blackshear Fishing Report – March 2008

GON Staff | February 27, 2008

Blackshear: Level: Full pool. Temp: 50 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Fishing is starting to pick up at Blackshear, said Clint Brownlee. Clint and partner Gerry Gray won the last Earnie’s tournament on Feb. 16 with 16.12 pounds, and they also had big fish that weighed 7.12. “The fish are starting to move up,” said Clint. “Most of the quality fish were caught close to spawning pockets around docks in 4 to 10 feet of water. We caught a lot of fish in 2 to 4 feet of water but just not the quality fish to win a tournament. We caught three limits of fish on white spinnerbaits, green-pumpkin Texas-rigged Trick Worms and black-and-blue jigs. The next couple of months should be great on Blackshear. I feel like the fish will move up on the grass and cypress trees in creeks and pockets.”

Crappie: Blackshear crappie fishing is about two weeks from getting good, said Rusty Parker. “It is starting to pick up,” he said. “I have a friend who caught 22 in Swift Creek tightlining jigs and minnows last week. On another trip, the same guy caught close to a limit near the mouth of Cedar Creek longline trolling.” Rusty said the fish are starting to move into the creeks, but they are still deep — about 8 to 15 feet deep over 20 to 25 feet of water. For trollers, Rusty recommended black/chartreuse jigs and also one he called a Georgia Bulldog — black with a red body and a gray tail.

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