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Lake Blue Ridge Fishing Report February 2019

GON Staff | January 25, 2019

Blue Ridge: Level: 3.6 feet low.Temp: 46-48 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide Eric Welch reports, “We’ve been catching fish on main-lake points and around rock, and the bait of choice has been a 3.5-inch tube with a 3/16-oz. tube hook. Also try a Ned Rig with a Z-Man TRD worm in green pumpkin. You can also catch some fish paralleling the bank with a No. 5 Shad Rap. On a bright, sunny day, throw a umbrella rig around flats, pockets and around docks. When using your electronics and seeing fish, try drop-shotting a 4.5-inch Roboworm or  6/10-oz. Flex It spoon. Also, there has been a little bit of a jig bite. I’m using a 3/8-oz. PB&J jig in clear water and a black and blue in stained water. The main way to catch fish in the winter is downsizing your line. I use 7-lb. Gamma Touch fluorocarbon on a shaky head and Ned Rig. When drop-shotting, I use Gamma Touch fluorocarbon in 5-lb. and 7-lb. as a leader connected to 12-lb. Sunline Siglon orange PEX8 braid. Throwing a jig, I’m using Gamma Edge in 8-lb. and 10-lb. fluorocarbon. You only break fish off with light line if you don’t have your drag set right. Give it a try. The work on Lakewood Landing boat ramp and putting in a dock not has happened due to the government shut down and all the crazy weather and rain we’ve been having.”

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