Lake Blackshear Fishing Report – November 2007
Blackshear: Level: .05 below full pool. Temp: 75 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Boat docks, cypress trees and grass lines are the primary targets on Blackshear. The topwater bite is improving, and a buzzbait is a good bet early around grass or pads. As the water temperature drops, spinnerbaits and flukes around cypress trees and dock will catch fish, and have a green-pumpkin worm Texas rigged to fish in the roots of cypress trees or around the rip-rap. For more information on November bass patterns on Blackshear, see page 82.
Crappie: Excellent. Rusty Parker said he knew of limit catches taken on Oct. 17 by anglers spider-rigging with minnows and minnow-tipped jigs. The anglers were fishing in water 15 feet deep and targeting the 10 to 12 foot depths along channel ledges, and the places with brush or other trash present were the best.
Catfish: Good. The channel catfish are still biting on the “Rusty Parker pattern,” which is finding sand bars in 8 to 10 feet of water near the river channel. Rusty then throws out his secret bait concoction, and then catches the fish on worms fished about a foot off the bottom. “We caught a nice mess of fish yesterday (Oct. 18). They were all just-right-eating size, nothing over 2 pounds, but they bit good — made you feel like you were sitting on a bream bed.”
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