Lake Blue Ridge Fishing Report May 2018

GON Staff | April 27, 2018

Blue Ridge: Level: 4.5 feet low. Temp: 60-61 degrees. Clarity: Clear on main lake, stained in backs of creeks.

Bass: Guide Eric Welch reports, “The lake is starting to warm up, and the bass are on the move. I’ve been targeting spotted bass and smallmouth bass on the main body. I’ve been fishing Star Creek, the swimming area and anywhere there is a rocky, pebble bank that looks like a spawning area. Most of the fish have been coming out of 8 to 15 feet. The main baits have been a 3.5 tube, a Strike King 6.5 finesse worm in green pumpkin on a shaky head and a Strike King Rage Craw on a shaky head. There are many different baits to use. Just crawl it slow because they’re just going to pick it up and move it away from their beds. This bite should be good through the middle of the month, and then start looking around brush and docks for fry, and try a Zoom Fluke and Trick Worm. The largemouth are starting to move into the backs of creeks and pockets looking for a place to spawn. These cruising fish can be caught on a Strike King Shadalicious Swim. When on bed, try a jig, tube and a Ned Rig. This bite should be good through the middle of the month. After that, target them around brush and docks with a fluke and Trick Worm.”

Walleye/Bass: Guide Jeremy Seabolt reports, “We have had a good last few weeks catching walleye and bass. We have had a few 40-fish days pulling herring in the river and creeks. May is always the best for me to catch walleye as far as numbers go. We’ll be fishing herring and spoons to catch these fish. Star Creek and the mid river will be good spots to look and catch fish.”

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