Lake Blackshear Fishing Report May 2017

GON Staff | April 26, 2017

Blackshear: Level: Full pool. Temp: Mid to high 70s. Clarity: Light stain.

Crappie: Rusty Parker reports, “It seems like the crappie are feast or famine lately. Most of the reports I am getting lately have been that the crappie are biting great and the spawn is just about over with. For the past couple of weeks, the crappie bite has been great with a few being caught still around trees in shallow water. A few crappie still have eggs, but in my opinion the spawn is over with. This past weekend we hosted the 30-30 Ministries’ CRAPPIE CAMP, and there were crappie caught anywhere from 3 to 15 feet of water, mostly with minnows. There were also some crappie caught using the chartreuse/pink/chartreuse and chartreuse/watermelon/chartreuse 1/24-oz. Sore Lip Jigs. Try the railroad trestle close to the Hwy 280 bridge and also under the Hwy 280 bridge. Out at the mouth of Collins Branch is a great place to try, also.”

Bream: Also at the 30-30 Ministries’ camp, the kids found a lot of bluegill and shellcracker. What is so surprising is that the bluegill don’t start their bedding until the full moon in May, but they started in April this year. I have seen some of the largest bluegill ever come out of Lake Blackshear lately, and the shellcracker are huge, also. Get your crickets and worms ready, and go out after these big bream. Now that these big bream have started to bite, please try and take a kid fishing, and I guarantee you that you will enjoy doing this. May your catch be large and plentiful and God bless you all. Remember that Jesus loves you.”

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