Lake Blackshear Fishing Report – October 2006
Blackshear: Level: 0.1 of a foot below full pool. Temp: Mid 80 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: “Still pretty slow in the main lake,” said Clint Brownlee. Clint and fishing partner Jerry Gray have been fishing way up the lake in the river and doing well on shoal bass and largemouths in cooler, flowing water. They placed second in the last Blackshear Buddies tournament. “We are fishing spinnerbaits, jigs and flukes behind blowdowns or anything that will break the current,” said Clint. The main lake should pick up soon with cooler weather, he said. “Normally this time of year the crankbait bite is pretty good in the mouth of creeks to about halfway back in the creeks,” he said. Shallow-running crankbaits like a Bandit 100 around boat docks, brush and cypress trees is a good October pattern.
Crappie: Good. Rusty Parker and his dad have made two good catches fishing RAG-Fly jigs 10 feet deep near stumps across the lake from the mouth of Cedar Creek. A jig with a white head, a clear body with black and silver metal-flake, and a white tail has worked, but a red/green/yellow jig has also been producing. There are still fish around bridge pilings, too.
Catfish: Excellent. Use Jumper worms just off the bottom under a cork or tightline them on the bottom.
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