Lake Blue Ridge Fishing Report January 2015

GON Staff | December 23, 2014

Blue Ridge: Level: 15 feet low. Temp: 47-48 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide Eric Crowley reports, “The spots and smallies are cruising the rocky bottoms in the creek mouths and the transition areas from rock to hard-clay bottom near the bends in the river. Star Creek, the area around Point 1 and the middle section of the main river are all producing fish. Live bait, jigging spoons and large-profile jigs in crawfish colors are my go-to baits this time of year.”

White Bass: Eric reports, “The white bass are keyed on the big schools of herring in the creeks and can be caught with anything chrome or white colored, like small jigging spoons, Smack Tackle Flitter Baits and even No. 3 Mepps spinners fished 15 to 20 feet down around these schools of bait.”

Eric reports, “Walleye have been caught fishing the drop-offs by the Point 2 fish attractor and at the mouth of Lakewood ramp cove. As far as bait choices go, live shiners and herring fished just off the bottom are working. Also, try slow bouncing a 1/4- to 3/8-oz. chartreuse jig tipped with a big night crawler.”

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