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Lake Blackshear Fishing Report May 2009

GON Staff | April 28, 2009

Blackshear: Level: 0.15 feet below full pool. Temp: 62 degrees. Clarity: The main lake is muddy; the creeks and coves have a normal stain.

Bass:
Very good. Ernie Broughton said the fish are up shallow in 2 to 3 feet of water right up against the cypress trees and stumps. He’ll throw a Texas or Carolina rig but fishes only one worm, a Zoom Trick Worm. The best colors are green pumpkin, redbug and black with red glitter. Spinnerbaits are also catching some good fish up on the trees. The grassbed bite is also picking up. Throw a weightless worm or frog up on the grass, and then pull it off the edge and be ready for a strike. The best fish are coming from deadwater sloughs on the north end of the lake.

Crappie:
Fair to good, said Rusty Parker. A lot of the fish are still up shallow. He has been catching some pretty good slabs sling-shotting cypress trees and docks with jigs, and he said some fish are also being caught around the pilings at Smoke Bridge and the Highway 280 bridge. The best color jigs have been a black/green/chartreuse and one with a white head, a clear body with black and silver specks and a white tail.

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