Lake Blue Ridge Fishing Report February 2012

GON Staff | February 1, 2012

Blue Ridge: Level: 9.1 feet below full pool. Temp: 48-54 degrees. Clarity: 6-plus feet visibility.

Smallmouths: Fair. Eric Crowley, with Lake and Stream Guide Service, reports, “It’s been hit and miss with the temps still higher than normal and the amount of rain recently. The smallmouth bite has been decent in the early morning hours. Look for the fish around the marina and the Morganton Point area and also on the shallow points at the mouth of Star Creek and Green Creek. Look for bait on the sonar, and watch for the fish underneath them. A lot of smallies are being caught on jigging spoons and by drop-shotting live bait down to them.”

White Bass: Eric reports, “The white bass are feeding pretty consistently around Lakewood boat ramp cove and in the backs of the creeks. Small shad baits such as the Gizz3 Shallow from Smack Tackle and small Shad Raps will get these white bass fired up. Try working them at different speeds, and don’t be afraid to really crank on ’em.”

Mixed Bag: Eric reports, “Way up river at the mouth of the Toccoa River, you can catch a mixed bag of fish that includes walleye, trout and all three bass species. These fish are down on the bottom in 10 to 20 feet of water. Jigs or live minnows fished on the bottom will get lots of action.”

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