Lake Blue Ridge Fishing Report – May 2007

GON Staff | April 23, 2007

Blue Ridge: Level: 6.15 feet below full pool. Temp: 65 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Good. Heath Pack says that if you want to catch smallmouths, pick a windy day and tie on a tube bait or jerkbait and work rocky banks and points. Heath’s smallmouth-catching techniques for Blue Ridge in May are featured on page 96.

Walleye: The walleye are out of the river and back down the lake beginning to move onto the summer pattern of hanging on deep river ledges. Fishing has been slow so far this year. Your best bet is to spoon river ledges, particularly bends with stumps. Look for fish in the 35 to 60 foot depths, and drop a spoon.

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