Lake Blue Ridge Fishing Report – October 2008

GON Staff | September 23, 2008

Blue Ridge: Level: 14 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid 70s. Clarity: The main lake is clear.

There are still a few bass breaking at Blue Ridge, said fishing guide Nathan Lewis, but they are still out in the middle of the lake. “The fish are still out in open water, following the bluebacks, I guess,” said Nathan. “It is going to take some cooler weather to push the bass to the banks. If you are close enough to cast to breaking fish, something like a fluke will catch fish about 95 percent of the time if you can get it into the school. Otherwise, fishing a tube jig or something slow on the banks will catch smallmouths and spots.

Slow. Nathan said he had not done well spooning for the fish. As the water temperature drops this month, the walleye should also move toward the banks early and late. When they do, a crankbait like a Shad Rap ticked just off the rocks, or a small hair jig or twister-tail jig fished just above rocky banks will catch fish.

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