Lake Blackshear Fishing Report May 2016

Blackshear: Level: 0.1 feet below full pool. Temp: Low 68-72 degrees. Clarity: Slightly stained.

Crappie: Rusty Parker reports, “The crappie fishing has really picked up a lot. I have sold my boat, but that’s not stopping me from fishing because a lot of my friends have offered their backseat anytime they went. Last week I went with a friend from Perry and didn’t fish that long, but we ended up with 42 really nice slabs, with the largest one being 1 3/4 pounds. We caught all of them shooting docks along the river channel. The hottest color for us was chartreuse/pink/chartreuse Sore Lip Jigs that we bought at Flint River Outdoors. Not only are the crappie biting from under the docks, but several limits are being caught still fishing the trees in shallow water. A couple places good for the trees to fish are Collins Branch and in the back of Cedar Creek. Also got a good report from someone who longlined in Swift Creek. Some more great news is that the shellcracker are bedding now. Flint River Outdoors is running a Big Fish contest, and he had a fellow come in with a 1-lb., 4-oz. shellcracker and had a cooler fool of those big ones. The bluegill should be biting great by the full moon in May.”

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