Lake Blackshear

Lake Blackshear is one of southwest Georgia's premier fishing destinations for bass, crappie, bream, linesides and catfish. The reservoir on the Flint River was created by a dam completed in 1930. The 8,500-acre lake is approximately 20 miles long and varies in width, but is rarely more than one mile wide. The lake borders Crisp, Dooly, Lee, Sumter and Worth counties in southwest Georgia.

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Lake Blackshear Fishing Report – September 2021

By GON Staff | August 26, 2021

Blackshear: Level: Full pool. Temp: Mid to high 80s. Clarity: Light stain. Bass: Tournament angler Jonathan Martin reports, “This time of year I like to concentrate around the mouths of creeks watching for schooling fish busting shad on the surface. As summer moves into fall, the bass should follow the shad into the creeks, but this will greatly be determined by water temp. These fish can be caught early on shad-colored walking-style baits, buzzbaits, flukes and crankbaits. I really like a Rapala DT-6. I’ll throw this bait around schooling fish, seawalls and rip-rap. A weightless or lightly weighted Senko in watermelon usually produces some decent bites around docks, trees and grass. For added strike appeal, I like to bite a small section off of the tail of the Senko and screw in a Humdinger Keith Poche Power Spinner on the back. You can fish this slow like a regular Texas rig…

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Lake Blackshear Fishing Articles

Blackshear’s First Shellcracker Record Is A Grown ‘Un

When Robin Van Dette made her first cast of the day on Lake Blackshear, she immediately knew something big had inhaled the red wiggler she was using for bait. Over the next few minutes and hours, her emotions would go from excitement, to disappointment, to incredible excitement. “My husband Mark and I have a place…

Blackshear Shallow Bass Bite Heats Up In October

Lake Blackshear has to be one of Georgia’s “fishiest” looking lakes. Everywhere you look, you think… “There’s a bass by that cypress tree, I could catch one out of that grass, those docks look great, and I bet fish feed on that rip-rap.”  You will often be right.  Blackshear is located on the Flint River…

Blackshear Yellow Perch Sets Lake Record

When Georgia anglers think of yellow perch, their first thought is probably some northern lake where walleye are king. The shallow, cypress-laden waters of Lake Blackshear might not come to mind when a yellow perch is mentioned. That may change now that Stephen Lane, of Cordele, has registered a whopper of a yellow perch that…

Blackshear Bass Shallow In July

There is not a more beautiful lake in Georgia than Blackshear, and right now it is full of quality largemouth feeding around grassbeds, lily pads and cypress trees. Catching shallow bass in July is fun, and Blackshear is a lake where anglers can do it. Lake Blackshear is an 8,500-acre Crisp County Power reservoir on…

Lake Blackshear Crappie Sets New Record

The crappie weren’t exactly tearing it up at Lake Blackshear Saturday, April 13, 2019, but one bite saved the day for Casey Tanner, of Douglas. Casey caught a black crappie certified at 3-lbs., 9.28-ozs., which sets a new Blackshear lake record by less than an ounce. “I got there that morning and caught a few…

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