Lake Blue Ridge Fishing Reports – July 2020
Blue Ridge: Level: 1 foot above full pool. Temp: 78-80 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Guide Eric Welch reports, “The fish have moved out deep. We’re still seeing some breaking fish early in the mornings, so I’ve been throwing a Pop-R and a Whooper Plooper and picking up a few fish before the sun comes up. After that, we’ve been fishing deep docks, banks and points. I try keeping my boat in 40 feet of water, and most of the fish I’ve been marking are around 15 to 35 feet deep. We’re still throwing a 3.5-inch tube, a drop shot with a 6-inch Roboworm in morning dawn and a shaky head with a 5-inch Strike King green-pumpkin finesse worm. I fish a lot of the main-lake points first thing in the morning, but once the sun gets up and it starts warming up, I head up the river and fish the deep banks and brush with a shaky head or a Texas-rigged worm. With the summertime bite happening, you may need to move around a lot until you find some active fish willing to bite. Our lakes have so many blueback herring that the fish don’t have to feed far. For the nighttime bite, I’m throwing a Norman DD22 crankbait, a Texas-rigged worm and a 3/8-oz. pb&j jig. Good luck.”
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