Lake Blue Ridge Fishing Report March 2015

GON Staff | February 25, 2015

Blue Ridge: Level: 11.2 feet below full pool. Temp: 45 degrees. Clarity: Main lake is clear; river is a little stained.

Bass: Guide Eric Crowley reports, “Blue Ridge really starts to come alive in March. Look for all the bass species to start to make the move up shallower and start to orient themselves on shallower structure. The blueback herring are in prespawn mode and coming back up from the depths where they spend their winters hiding from the cold surface temps. Watch for schools of bait on the sonar, and the smallmouth should be in the same area. Also in March, the crawdads seem to be on move. At times a red tube or Scrounger is hard to beat, as well as a crawdad-patterned crankbait ticking the rocky bottom. Don’t be surprised if you hook a walleye or two this month as they are on the move to prespawn territory.”

Walleye: Eric Crowley reports, “The mouths of the creeks as well as up river should be a good place to start if you’re looking for early spring walleyes. Jigging spoons, Smack Tackle Flitter Baits or live baits are all a good choice for March. I know everyone is ready for spring fishing, but I think it will be April before we see a real warm up.”

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