Lake Blackshear Fishing Report – November 2010

GON Staff | October 29, 2010

Blackshear: Level: Full pool, but a 3 1/2-foot drawdown is scheduled for Nov. 1-15. At that time, the safest boat ramp will be at the state park. Temp: Mid 70s. Clarity: Good color.

Bass: Fair. Brian Davis reports, “Fish have moved shallow in the creeks following shad. In the mornings, fish seawalls with a CBT-painted, shad-pattern Zara Spook. Then, as sun gets up, fish isolated docks on the points. The lake will be drawn down Nov. 1. This will make for some great fishing once it stabilizes. Bass will relate to the creek bends and deeper docks in the creeks. If it gets cold and the surface temp drops, a Rat-L-Trap will work, as will a small crankbait. Also throw a CBT jig head with a Zoom Trick Worm to isolated stumps.”

Very good. Rusty Parker said you can limit out on eating-sized crappie right now, but you have to find the fish to do it. The fish are on trash in about 18 feet of water, and you can catch them slowly drifting minnows about 11 or 12 feet deep under a cork. Good areas are around the A-frame pylons around the Highway 280 bridge and out from Boy Scout Slough where the creek channel meets the river.

Catfish: Very good. Rusty said to find the sandflats in 8 to 10 feet of water, throw out an attractant, such as long-grain rice or sour peanuts, and load the boat using a single “jumper” worm threaded on a hook and fished under a cork just off the bottom.

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