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Lake Blue Ridge Fishing Report September 2018

GON Staff | September 4, 2018

Blue Ridge: Level: 3 feet low. Temp: 82 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide Eric Welch reports, “The lake level has started dropping some, and we’ve been having some cooler nights, which is cooling the water temps some. There has been some topwater action going on the first couple hours in the morning. Look for these fish around the flats at Blue Ridge Marina, Star Creek and the main body heading into Green Creek. The baits I’m using are a 90 series Whooper Plooper and Strike King KVD Splash. You can also catch some of these fish with a 1/2-oz. Silver Buddy and a spy bait. After the topwater bite dies down, I will cast around a Strike King 2.75-inch Rage Swimmer on a 3/16-oz. Z-man Trout Eye jig head. You will still see fish in these areas suspended on your electronics. This is when I will use a drop shot with a 4.5-inch Roboworm. I will also be using a 3.5-inch tube in hopes of catching some smallmouth. If fishing around docks, try a Strike King Fat Baby finesse worm on a shaky head and a jig. Use these same baits around laydowns. After Labor Day, TVA will start drawing the lake down for winter pool, and the fishing is just going to start getting better. Good luck.”

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