Lake Blue Ridge Fishing Report March 2013

GON Staff | February 27, 2013

Blue Ridge: Level: 11.6 feet below full pool. Temp: 46-52 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Smallmouth Bass: Eric Crowley, of Lake and Stream Guide Service, reports, “March madness! This is the best way to describe this north Georgia reservoir. Smallies love spring, and we love catching them on topwater. Look for the fish to be up and hunting early as the warmer days approach. There are a few ways to target them this month. One way is to throw topwater baits at busting fish. This is hard to beat on the days when the fish will present themselves like this. Make long casts to them, as they can get a little spooky on top. The best topwater action seems to be on the main lake from the marina to Morganton Point. If topwater shuts down or the fish won’t cooperate, try to present them something just under the surface. Sometimes the fish seem like they don’t want to touch the surface of the water but will readily hit something just under it. Lastly, one of my favorites for March is to fish some thing red. Crankbaits, tubes, jigs, creature baits—it doesn’t matter as long as it’s red. Pitch it, crank it, bounce it—whatever you want, but at some point this month the crawfish will start to move, and these fish won’t let too many pass by without taking a shot at them.”

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