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Lake Blue Ridge Fishing Report February 2009

GON Staff | January 27, 2009

Blue Ridge: Level: 18.33 feet below full pool. Temp: Frozen and 35 degrees up the river. 45 degrees on the main lake. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Fair. Heath Pack reports he’s catching very good numbers of spots and smallies with a few largemouths mixed in fishing 20- to 30-foot drops off the ends of the lake’s major flats. He’s dropping a 1/2-oz. football-head jig with a Zoom Creepy Crawley trailer. He said a small tube jig should also catch them. Good spots to look for fish are off Morganton Point and in front of Blue Ridge Marina. As it warms up through the month, Nathan Stuart suggested working the main-lake points with a 3/16- or 5/16-oz. Fish Head Spin. He said to thread an ice-colored fluke on your Fish Head Spin and work it in 20 to 30 feet of water to catch smallmouth and spotted bass. If a string of warmer days brings the fish up to the surface to bust on herring, it’s time to reach for a jerkbait, Nathan said. A smaller sized Lucky Craft or Rattlin’ Rogue jerkbait in chrome/blue with an orange belly is the ticket on Blue Ridge. Look for fish breaking on the main lake, but also poke into some creeks.

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