Lake Blackshear Fishing Report – March 2010
Blackshear: Level: 0.1 feet below full pool. Temp: High 40s to low 50s. Clarity: Clearing. The main river is still pretty stained, but it’s beginning to clear in the creeks.
Bass: Good. Brian Davis said the fish are heavy with eggs, and they are starting to move up into the creeks. He’s been catching them throwing small crankbaits. He fishes a Bandit 200 Series with a custom red-crawfish paint job by Custom Bass Tackle. The edges of the creek channels have been producing pretty well, and he’s been catching a few fish around the warmer water coming from the springs. Also, there is a spinnerbait bite on some of the deeper dead grass in the mouths of the pockets. Brian likes a War Eagle in chartreuse/white with double willowleaf blades. By mid March, the fish will be on the beds. Brian sight fishes with lizards and jigs, but he said it’s sometimes hard to see the beds on Blackshear. Blind fishing the same baits around cypress trees will produce. Brain suggested Cedar Creek as a good place to start right now.
Crappie: Very good. Brian said folks are wearing the crappie out and are catching some good fish on the main river. The crappie are on the ledges in 18 to 24 feet of water following the shad. He caught some nice slabs drop shotting minnows. Within the next month, the fish should all be up on the banks.
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