Great day Fishing on lake blue ridge
WOW what a day on BR lake,spawning herring,active fish and low traffic.
Hit the lake around 8am and headed for the dam.Found a huge school of blue backs spawning on the shore line.One cast net toss later and i had about 250 fresh baits in the 60 gallon masterflow tank.Started crusing the rocks along the dam wall and found fish in the first 25 feet.SMALLMOUTH and big ones!Pinned on a 5 inch blueback to the 3/0 Gamakatsu finesse wide gap hook and tossed the bait via the 7 foot spinning rod and 8 lb test twords the dam.Wham insto hookup on a wild 4 lb. smallie this fish was on fire jumping and ripping drag.Boated ,weighed, and released him healthy.Continued down the wall of rocks and repeated this over and over again.We boated what seemed like every fish in the lake.Smallie after smallie all of them 2-5 lbs.After working the wall all the way down we had landed 15 smallmounth and lost anther 6 or 7 fish either at or close to the boat.One of the fish lost at the boat went 6 + lbs for sure.
After the clinic we just put on for shoreline smallmouth i was ready for some walleye action.It was about 10am by now and i wanted to go back and check on some fish i marked on the new HDS sonar.Pulled up the GPS and went back over a small drop off from 25 feet to 36 feet where i had seen some long skinny yellow lines on the sonar.Dropped 2 down lines with Fresh baits down,one to the lakebad and one 5 feet up.I think i moved about 5 feet and "FISH ON!"the first walleye of the day was in the boat.A nice 3.5 lb fish.unlike the bass these fish went in the ice box.Continued to work the drop off and the area around this drop and put 4 more eyes in the boat all oner 3 lbs.
At noon we headed to the marina for fresh drinks and a bite to eat.Decided to go find some cooler water and up the lake i went to star creek.Follwed it back watching the sonar returns and the bottom jumped from 28 to 14 feet and there was bait all over the screen.So again down went the bluebacks.I dropped 2 down lines a flat line and a flatline with a spiltshot 6 feet up from the hook.I also put out 2 planer boards with weighted bluebacks on them and lined the boat up for the first pass over the ledge. it wasnt long and we had fish on again.This time white bass,lots and lots of white bass.All these fish went 2-4 lbs and what a fight on light line.After about 3 hours of cruising the river and boating fish after fish "we lost count at 20" we headed for the ramp at the marina,but we didnt take the bait out of the water we just cruised back along the shore line and we were still catching fish.We boated 3 more walleye and a ton of whites.Headed across the lake to the ramp and loaded the boat after a great day on the lake.
All and all this was a perfect day on the lake and it should stay like this for a week or so.
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About The Author: Eric Crowley
Company: Lake and Stream Guide Service
Area Reporting: carters lake
Bio: Full time, full service fishing guide on carters lake.Good fishing and good times.