Lake Blue Ridge Fishing Report – November 2009
Blue Ridge: Level: 10 feet below full pool. Temp: 65 to 66 degrees. Clarity: About 5 feet of visibility.
Bass: Good. Guide Eric Crowley reports, “Blue Ridge’s fall bite is under way. The smallmouth are still feeding on topwater throughout the day with no pattern to it at all. You can catch these fish throwing topwater plugs if you can get close enough. Now is the time to catch some of the ‘pesky’ spotted bass on the upper end of the weight scale. Four-lb. and heavier spots love 64- to 66-degree water and will feed better now than any other time of the year. Shad Raps in threadfin and crawfish red thrown at the bank and worked back really fast then paused will draw the attention of these fish.”
Walleye: Eric said, “The walleye bite is picking up around the main river channel. Look for fish from 30 to 60 feet deep. Live worms and small minnows will get bit just at sunrise and after sundown. Also keep an eye out for schools of bait running on top of the water in the backs of coves, and throw a Rapala jerkbait in blue and silver.”
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