Lake Blue Ridge Fishing Report – June 2007
Blue Ridge: Level: Down 4.4 feet below full pool. Temp: 72-73 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Slow unless you are fishing after dark, said fishing guide Nathan Stuart. “You can catch a few fish at daybreak or after dark, but the daytime bite is extremely tough. They are not going to bite unless they have pulled up shallow. Nathan said he and his wife Laura had won three pot tournaments in a row on Blue Ridge by throwing 3-inch tube jigs in green with green flake. He said the bite was coming from the bank out into water about 15 feet deep. Most of the fish are smallmouths, with a few spots thrown in. There is a sporadic topwater bite. “They aren’t killing it,” he said. “But they will come up and get a topwater bait.” Try the usual topwater: flukes, Pop-Rs, Sammys and Zara Spooks. Nathan is encouraging spot-removal at Blue Ridge to slow encroachment of the aggressive spotted bass on the smallmouth population.
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