Blackshear: Level: Full pool. Temp: 87 degrees. Clarity: Stained.
Bass: Stephen Birchfield, coach of the Brewton-Parker Fishing Team, reports, “The fishing this month will definitely start to slow down. Right now your best bet is fishing near sunup or sundown with a hollow-bodied frog. Fish the frog as shallow as possible, as the backs of the creeks are where we are finding the best bite. The more grass you find, the better. If the frog bite isn’t working for you, move a little bit farther out of the creek and toss a Senko worm around the bases of cypress trees. On windy days, substitute the Senko worm with a Colorado blade spinnerbait with a chartreuse skirt. If the creeks are not working for you, a black-and-blue jig skipped under main-lake docks on sunny days is sure to produce some nice Blackshear bass in July. As the month goes on, be on the lookout for ‘Wolfpack’ bass busting baitfish in shallow water. Walking the dog with a Zara Spook topwater plug is a great way to catch these fish. It’s going to be a hot summer, and there is sure to be lots of boat traffic, so remember to have fun, but also be safe on the water.”