Lake Blue Ridge Fishing Report – April 2007

GON Staff | March 26, 2007

Blue Ridge: Level: 9 feet below full pool. Temp: Upper 50 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Good. Jessie Rodgers was on Blue Ridge March 24 and caught a 3 1/2-lb. largemouth and four smallmouths in the 13-inch range. Jessie said they fished tubes, crankbaits and worms, but the fish didn’t want the tubes or crankbaits. “Usually, this is a good time to fish a Shad Rap,” said Jesse. “But they don’t want it yet.” Jessie said he caught fish from brushpiles 8 to 10 feet deep on main-lake points, and from boat docks using a Texas-rigged green-pumpkin worm.

The full moon on April 2, and the two or three days ahead and behind the full moon, will be an excellent time to catch walleye at night on rocky banks and points. Move your boat in shallow and make long casts parallel to the bank with a No. 5 Shad Rap, a twister-tail grub or a small bucktail. You want your bait to just tick the top of the rocks.

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