Lake Blue Ridge Fishing Reports – August 2020
Blue Ridge: Level: 1 foot below full pool. Temp: 83-85 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Guide Eric Welch reports, “I’ve been targeting main-lake areas the first couple hours in the morning. There’s been some small spotted bass breaking in the mornings. I’ve been throwing a Whopper Plopper and a small Pop-R hoping to see some bigger fish. A drop shot with a 6-inch Roboworm in morning dawn or a 3-inch minnow bait has been the main go-to baits. I’m using these baits around deep banks and long deep points. The Z-man Ned rig with a TRD worm or a small finesse worm on a shaky head has been catching some. Once the sun gets up, I will target some key docks with a Zoom Fluke or a Strike King Ocho. Then it’s time to run up and fish the deep, rocky river walls. I like to target all the sides the river hits, and my baits of choice are the drop shot and a shaky head. Blue Ridge can get tough. You just have to move around and use your electronics and see if you find any fish. Main depths range from 8 to 40 feet. If you night fish, try a 3.5-inch tube and a 1/4-oz. jig. This time of year, I like to downsize some of my baits and line size.”
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