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Lake Blue Ridge Fishing Report October 2007

GON Staff | September 26, 2007

Blue Ridge: Level: 22.4 feet below full pool. Temp: 77 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass:
Good. Guide Nathan Lewis called in a fishing report from the lake Monday morning, Sept. 24. He was fishing with J.R. Donalson. Blue Ridge was busier than usual for a Monday, possibly because Carters is shut down due to low water. “There is plenty of breaking action and when you can get to them, you can catch them. We have caught six so far,” he told GON. Nathan was throwing a Pop-R, and he said a Zara Puppy is a good choice, too. “The bait we are seeing is awful small,” said Nathan. “Most of it is in the 2- or 3-inch range.” If the fish aren’t on top, a drop shot or tube is a good choice for both spots and smallmouth, he said. Nathan uses a 3/16-oz. round ball on his drop-shot rig. “A lot of people use a 4-inch worm on the drop shot, but I like to use a small fluke — a Super Fluke Jr.” said Nathan. “I rig the hook where it is exposed. I get hung up some, but it makes it easier to hook the fish.” Nighttime fishermen have been doing well cranking the banks for smallmouths on the full moon, and they are picking up a few walleye, too. Try plugs like a No. 7 Shad Rap.

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