Lake Blackshear Fishing Report September 2007
Blackshear: Level: 0.4 feet below full pool. Temp: 90 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Slow. Brian Davis said a night tournament August 24 was won with a five-fish limit that weighed just under 8 pounds. “I think what happens this time of year is that the fish pull off the banks out to the stumps along the river channel,” said Brian. “There are just too many places for them to be.” Brian said he had found some shad in Swift Creek, and he had been catching bass around deep docks and in the bends in the creek channel. “You fish slow and deep with something like a Zoom Ultra-Mag II or an Ol Monster worm.” Green pumpkin candy is the color Brian prefers. “It looks like a bream, and that is what the bass are feeding on.” There is some topwater that should improve through September as the water cools. “Early and late there will be a little topwater activity around the grassbeds,” said Brian. “I like a Heddon Baby Torpedo, but a friend of mine had a whale blow up on a buzzbait recently.”
Crappie: Dead. The fish are deep and inactive.
Bream: Good. In mid August the bream fishing was good. Rusty Parker and his dad have been slaying the shellcracker. They caught 32 one day fishing worms on the bottom 2 1/2 feet deep under a float. They have been finding shellcracker hanging around old bream beds.
Catfish: Good on jumping worms, big reds and nightcrawlers on sandflats near the river channel, said Rusty. “We have been fishing sand flats about 7 feet deep next to the river channel. We anchor on the flat and fish toward the deeper water.” Rusty said they hadn’t been catching any big fish, but they have been catching lots of fryin’ sized cats. It helps, he said, if you have some sort of aromatic catfish bait to pull the fish to the sandflat.
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