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Lake Blackshear Fishing near Cordele, Georgia

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Fish for:
  • Redear Sunfish
  • Flathead Catfish
  • Catfish
  • Bream
  • Bluegill
  • Crappie
  • Redbreast Sunfish
Access: Public
Fishing License: Required
Fishing Rules & Regulations: Georgia Fish & Wildlife

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Fishing Times for Lake Blackshear

Fishing Times for Lake Blackshear near Cordele, GA

Best Fishing Times
3:39AM to 5:39AM

Alternate Fishing Times
10:21AM to 12:21PM

Fishing Lake Blackshear, GA on 6/2/2015 will be best from 3:39AM through 5:39AM. If that time won’t work for you, 10:21AM to 12:21PM looks promising. Remember to adjust these times based on barometric pressure, and weather changes.

Weather for Lake Blackshear

Current Temp: 69.8
Max Temp: 73.4
Min Temp: 69.8
Outside: overcast clouds
Wind: Light breeze
Wind Speed: 3.24
Wind Direction: East-southeast
Humidity: 83
Pressure: 1016
Sunrise: 5:30 AM
Sunset: 7:37 PM

5 Fishing Reports for Lake Blackshear - Cordele, Georgia

4/13/2013 7:00 AM


Hey guys im mew and im about to start back fishing tournies at Blackshear and i was wondering on the typer of the gear you guys would recommend for 2013. Please Reply
Species Caught: Largemouth Bass

3/19/2013 7:00 AM


Try tight-lining minnows 18 to 20 feet, and try long-lining in shallower water that’s around 12 to 15 feet.

1/12/2013 7:00 AM


Crappie are biting in the channel and on channel edges around trashpiles. Crappie have been suspended 18-25 feet deep over 27 feet of water. Tightline minnows or cast 1/16-oz. Rag Fly jigs around the trash. Good jig colors have been all white and red/green/yellow.

11/21/2012 9:40 PM

Fishing Tips for Lake Blackshear

Lake Blackshear is a shallow 8,500 acre Flint River Reservoir that is owned and operated but Crisp County Power Company. It is known for its good populations of bass, crappie, white bass, hybrid bass, stripers and catfish. The LARGEMOUTH BASS here average a respectable 12-16 inches and weighs about 2lbs. There are fish much bigger out here though. If you are interested in targeting these fish during the peak of their bite I recommend visiting from March through June but fish can be caught the rest of the year. During the spring and early summer shallow areas with many downed cypress trees such as those found in Limestone Creek, Gum Creek, Collins Branch, the upper end of Swift Creek and Spring Creek offer the best fishing. The rest of the year I recommend fishing points, boat docks, grass beds, and the 10-20ft deep flats near the river channel. If you are fishing early in the morning I recommend throwing topwaters or spinnerbaits. As the day progresses though I usually switch over to crankbaits and soft plastics. CRAPPIES: You can find both black and white crappies swimming around the reservoir in good numbers. They both usually run about 10 inches but, again, much bigger fish can be found here. If you are interested in fishing for them I recommend fishing shallow backwater areas in the spring and deeper areas like points, bridge pilings, brush piles, the old river channel and old river channel the rest of the year. Live bait, small jigs, Zip Lures, tiny crankbaits, and tiny jigging spoons will work well for you. HYBRID STRIPED BASS: Ever since they started stocking hybrids again back in 2002 the fishery for them has gotten much better. You can know find a healthy population of them that average a good 1-3lbs. Try trolling with topwater plugs, crankbaits, white jigs, and spoons at first if you are interested in fishing for them. If you can find a school I recommend staying near them and fishing with live threadfin shad, chicken livers, crayfish, and mussels. Mostly they can be found in the open water of the southern portion of the reservoir near the shad schools, the sunken island near the dam, Swift Creek, and the sunken island between Cedar Creek and Collins Branch. Keep an eye out for diving gulls as they can help you find the shad schools. The best time to fish for hybrids is November through April. STRIPED BASS: Thanks to the efforts of several Fishery Biologists you can know find a fishable population of striped bass swimming around the reservoir that average about 15 inches but 20lb fish have been caught. If you are interested in fishing for them I recommend fishing the Blackshear tailrace during April and May. You can find good fishing the rest of the year in the reservoir near Smoak Bridge, Gum Creek, Boy Scout Slough, Swift Creek, and the shad schools. Try freelining or downlining live threadfin shad, casting plugs at feeding fish or trolling with white jigs or spoons. PANFISH: There are enough bream, bluegill, and redear sunfish in the Blackshear to make a few fish frys big enough to feed the entire south. I am not kidding, there are more of them swimming around the reservoir than I can comprehend. Most of them are nice sized too as the average size is a good 8 inches. The best time to fish for them is in the spring when they are all shallow during spawning season. The rest of the year focus on the drop offs, weedlines, boat docks, and sunken islands. Anything live bait will work for these guys. CATFISH: You can find a good population of 1-2lb channel cats and a decent size population of flathead catfish that average 5-10lb. Both species bite better at night and can be found swimming around the shallow flats adjacent to deeper water. For channel catfish try using worms, bloodbait, cheese, and stink bait. Flathead catfish can be caught best on live bait such as small panfish, shad, or suckers. WHITE BASS: You can find huge numbers of easy to catch white bass that average about 10 inches swimming in Boy Scout Slough, Gum Creek, and Swift Creek in the spring when they are spawning. The rest of the year fish open water structure like bait fish schools and sunken islands. They are aggressive fish so they can be caught on almost anything including crankbaits, topwaters, live shad, minnows, spoons, spinners, jigs, inline spinners, and Zip Lures. The best time to fish for them is March through November. Good Luck Fishing!

9/11/2012 7:00 AM

Bass on Blackshear

Try a white-and-blue jig to match the shad, and dress it with a Zoom Swimmin’ Chunk. Once the sun gets up, move out and skip a jig-head worm under docks. Use a jig head with a Zoom Trick Worm in green pumpkin.

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Lake Blackshear is a reservoir located just 12.3 miles from Cordele, in Lee County, in the state of Georgia, United States, near Warwick, GA. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including redear sunfish, flathead catfish, catfish, bream, bluegill, crappie and redbreast sunfish here.

Alternate names for this reservoir includes Warwick Reservoir. To find this fishing spot check the map shown above or enter 31.84795 latitude, and -83.94157 longitude into your GPS device. View Lake Blackshear Topo Map.

And please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the reservoir is open to the public, and that you have the necessary fishing license. Now what are you waiting for, get fishing!
Lake Blackshear est un réservoir situé à seulement 12.3 miles de Cordele, dans le Lee County, dans les état de l'Georgia, United States, près de Warwick, GA. Les pêcheurs trouveront une grande variété de poissons, y compris crapet redear, le poisson-chat à tête plate, catfish, bream, bluegill, marigane et crapet rouge-gorge ici. Que vous soyez autrement vos chances d'obtenir une morsure ici sont bonnes. Alors prenez votre canne à pêche à la mouche favorite et la bobine, et partez à Lake Blackshear.

Autres noms pour ce reservoir comprend Warwick réservoir. Pour trouver cet endroit de pêche consultez la carte ci-dessus ou entrez 31.84795 de latitude et de longitude -83.94157 dans votre appareil GPS. Voir Lake Blackshear Carte Topographique.

Et s'il vous plaît n'oubliez pas de vérifier avec les poissons de la faune locale et du service pour assurer le réservoir est ouvert au public, et que vous avez le permis de pêche obligatoire. Maintenant, ce que vous attendez, vous la pêche!
Lake Blackshear es el embalse situado a 12.3 miles de Cordele, en Lee County, en los estado de Georgia, United States, cerca de Warwick, GA. Los pescadores encontrarán una gran variedad de peces incluyendo pez luna redear, bagre cabeza plana, catfish, bream, bluegill, tipo de pez y petirrojo pez luna aquí Ya sea que esté de lo contrario sus probabilidades de contraer una picadura de aquí son buenos. Así que coge tu caña favoritos pesca con mosca y carrete, y diríjase a Lake Blackshear.

Suplente nombres para este reservoir incluye Warwick Embalse. Para encontrar este lugar de pesca Consulte el mapa que aparece arriba o entrar en 31.84795 latitud, y -83.94157 de longitud en el dispositivo GPS. Ver Mapa Topográfico de Lake Blackshear.

Y por favor recuerde verificar con el local de Pesca y Vida Silvestre del departamento para garantizar la embalse es abierto al público, y que tiene la licencia de pesca necesario. Ahora, ¿qué estás esperando, consiga la pesca!
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