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Lake Anna State Park

6800 Lawyers Rd., Spotsylvania, VA 22551;

Phone: 540-854-5503;

Email: LakeAnna@dcr.virginia.gov

Leesylvania State Park

2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr.,

Woodbridge, VA

22191; Phone: 703-730-8205;

Email: Leesylvania@dcr.virginia.gov

Fishing Reports

Tom Bateman‎ to Potomac River Bite Club

21 hrs ·

Due to heavy precipitation, and inflow and infiltration (I and I), and with over 4” of rain in the area, on October 12, 2018, we experienced an overflow of untreated raw wastewater of approximately one million gallons from several manholes adjacent to Mattawoman Creek in the area of the Mattawoman Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The overflow was discovered at 7:45 a.m., and the Department of Public Works/Utilities stopped the overflow at about 1:30 p.m.. Notices have been posted along Mattawoman Creek and residents are cautioned to avoid contact with the creek. For additional information, contact the Department of Public Works/Utilities Division at 301.609.7400.

VDGIF Outdoor Report

Maryland Weekly Fishing Report Octoer 17, 2018

Weekly Fishing Report: + October Outlook

Steve Chaconas National Bass Guide Service

Fall Feed

Grass is disappearing! Hard cover targets are best. Dock fishing is also prime.

After a start with showers and highs in the mid 70s, things cool quickly. Highs only around 60 and falling into the 50s with overnight lows getting into the mid 40s. Water temperature will drop quickly into the low 60s.
Crankbaits are in their super season. They cover water and cover. Mann’s Baby 1-Minus is my favorite. It can be used at various speeds. Better when contacting cover within a foot or so. There are a few very good colors. Firetiger is the best all around. Add bright orange paint to the belly and replace hooks with a red #4 KVD MUSTAD short shank triple grip. A black #6 for the back hook. Spool 12 pound test Gamma Edge Fluorocarbon line. For rods, it varies. Longer rods for longer casts. I use 7’ rods for more accurate casts to targets. Other colors, red in stained water and Shad patterns in clear water. 



Cooler temperatures are on the way. We should see a water temperature drop by month’s end to around 60!  This opens the tacklebox for most moving baits and topwaters for sure. Buzzbaits, poppers, walkers, and wakers! Note, water warms in midday toward the evening providing a good topwater bite! Speed is key…

FISHING REPORT By Charlie Taylor



Fishing Report - October 19, 2018

POTOMAC RIVER - D.C. - Smallmouth and largemouth bass are hungry and taking live bait, fished along the Virginia shoreline, from Key Bridge to Chain Bridge. An occasional walleye is being taken from the upstream point of Three Sisters Islands, drifting nightcrawlers and live minnows across the bottom. Downstream, bass are orienting around bridge pilings and on dropoffs throughout the city. Washington Channel, Blue Plains, The Spoils and Washington Sailing Marina are the more productive areas.

Fish Tales

1 hr ·


As we head into October, we are being greeted with a lake that is just above full pool and water temps in the low to mid 70's. The fall fishing is going to be one for the record books.

The popular Sunday Morning Bass Series will wrap up on Sept 30 and will finish the year with a 21 boat average per event. The SMBS Fall Classic (100% payback) is Scheduled for Sunday October 21 from 7am-3pm. All you need to do is fish one regular season event to be eligible.

Talk around the lake is about the upcoming 2018 Angler Appreciation Tournament on Saturday October 27 (Make up date for weather will be on Sunday October 28, 2018). The entry fee is $120 and includes two big fish pots. Boat numbers will be assigned in the order that entries are received.

As in the past, there will be three flights of boats that are separated by 15 minutes each.

1st Flight- Boats 1-50 7:30am-3:30pm
2nd Flight- Boats 51-100 7:45am-3:45pm
3rd Flight- Boats 101-150 8:00am-4:00pm

BASS- With lake levels at full pool, there is plenty of cover to fish around the lake. Water willow, lay down trees, boat docks, stumps and any other type of cover you can imagine has water on it and will more than likely have fish around it as well.

Look for fish to actively chase bait and feed heavily, especially in the morning and late in the day (sometimes all day long) in preparation for winter. Moving baits such as a Dave's Tournament Tackle Tigershad Spinnerbait, Lipless Crankbaits (Rat L Trap or Red Eye Shad), 1.5 & 2.5 Squarebill Crankbaits are all great choices for covering water and locating fish.

Fall is also one of my favorite times to fish with top water baits. Walking baits, poppers and buzz baits are always tied on my rods this time of year. Another favorite bait of mine is a soft jerkbait, this is probably the most versatile bait that I use. You can fish them weightless, weighted or on a jig head. Rigged on a Scrounger Head is one of my favorite ways to fish this bait.

CRAPPIE- The crappie are starting to make their move towards their fall ambush points. Look for them to start showing around boat docks and shallow bridge pilings.

Fish a small minnow rigged under a slip bobber with minimal weight (just enough to keep minnow in place) or an abundance of artificial baits. Mt favorite is a 2" Big Bite Lures Curly Tail Grub rigged on a Mizmo 1/16oz jig head in Tractor Green, Green Weenie, Back/Blue Chart Tail and Wally World.

STRIPER- The Striper are actively chasing bait to the surface and birds have already started to show up at the lake, they will continue to do this through at least Thanksgiving week, but could go longer depending on weather.

There are many baits you can use to catch these fish. A Bass Assassin Sea Shad rigged on a 1/4oz jighead and casted into the swirling fish is a great way. One of my favorites is with a Cotton Cordell Broken Back Redfin, these sub surface wake baits draw violent top water strikes and the hook up percentage is way better than a true top water bait.

Trolling will still play a roll early in the month, but as water temps drop casting will be your better choice. Spoons vertically jigged while watching your electronics will always catch fish when you can locate them feeding in deep water.

Early in the month, look for them to be around the splits. As the water cools. the bait will start to push up in the river arms and major creeks throughout the lake. Towards the end of the month, the S-Turns in Pamunky and above the 522 bridge in the North Anna arm will hold large schools of fish.

Please have respect for other anglers chasing Striper as well, if you see someone casting into schooling fish, DO NOT run the big engine up into the fish and start fishing right beside them. You can ease into them with the trolling and everyone can catch fish and everyone will be happy!!!!

September 25, 2018
DIKE 3- 80 Degrees CLEAR
DOWN LAKE- 78-80 Degrees CLEAR

Chris Craft
Anna Point Marina/Fish Tales Tackle Manager
540-895-5900 ext5

FISHING REPORT October 17, 2018

Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER: After a rainy, tumultuous summer, Chris Hicks reports the water has finally cleared in time for some late-season bass, crappie and cat fishing.

POTOMAC RIVER: Reel Bass Adventures reports the river has cleared nicely and most areas are fishable. More bass are being caught on hard cover than grass.

Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – October 17, 2018

Posted on October 17, 2018 by Capt. Art

Capt. Art Conway of Conway’s River Rat Guide Service (804-514-1486) out of
Ed Allen’s Boats and Bait reported that Chickahominy Lake mid-day water
temperatures were in the mid 60’s in the main lake on Wednesday
(10/17/2018), with lower temperatures at the upper end of the lake. The
lake level was about 8 inches above the top of the dam and dropping. The
water was medium brown and slightly to moderately cloudy in the central
lake, but quite murky on downwind shorelines.


Updated: October 11th, 2018

(Next Update: October 19th, 2018)

Saltwater- The King Mackerel bite is still going strong. Spectactular catches are being brought back to the docks. The Va. Beach charters are doing great with these reel smokers. The Mahi action remains very good, the Wahoo are increasing, and the Blue Marlin are capturing the attention of anglers after catching limits of other species, like Yellowfin Tuna. Some nice White Marlin are still being caught also. Seabass and Flounder are biting well on the ocean wrecks.

Freshwater- The upper James is once again down to normal levels, but there's a hurricane/tropical storm looming to our south, which may impact us. A slight rise in the river would trigger increased action, and this is actually a great time to target the Smallmouth. Topwater action is dynamite right now, but don't be afraid to experiment with different types of surface lures, as they can be selective about size and action. This is the case for Largemouth this time of year also. Size of the bait can be key for success during the fall season more than any other it seems.

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1st Flight
Boats 1-50

Anna Point Marina Angler Appreciation Tournament

6 hrs ·

As of 9-16-2018

1st Flight
Boats 1-50
7:30am - 3:30pm

As of 8-28-2018

1- Marc Lux/Nate Keller
2- Chris Craft/Scott Taylor
3- Bobby Shetley/Annette Shetley
4- George Martin/Carl Carson
5- Andrew Farmer/TBD
6- Chris Moxley/Jr Anderson
7- Bill Haire/Ray Betts
8- Martin Villa/Tim Garner See More


Steve Camp is feeling frustrated.

Unfortunately we are going to have to reschedule due to safety concerns. New date for the event is 10/26 and 10/27 Hopewell.

Chris Craft and Fish Tales shared a post.

Anna Point Marina Angler Appreciation Tournament

46 mins ·


With the VA ELITE 70 CLASSIC having to be postponed from this weekend to the weekend of the AAT, if you had paid an entry for the AAT and will not be participating, please let us know on this post so we can pull your name from the roster.

We will refund your money, however, you will have to come see Chris or Dave in person at Fish Tales, as the checks have already been cashed and we will not mail cash.

We 100% support Steve Camp's decision on the reschedule and understand that safety is and will always be number one priority.

Fish Tales

11 Boats

1st- Steve Rose/Mark Mitchell 15.75 Pounds
2nd- Wayne Holder/Mike Wagner 12.40 Pounds
3rd- Matt Seale/PJ Cox 10.94 Pounds
4th- Brandon Hill/Kevin King of 10.69 Pounds
Big Fish- Steve Rose/Mark Mitchell 5.71 Pounds

G-F Grad Events has teamed up with Reel American Heroes Foundation to honor our departed Veterans at Quantico National cemetery.
Through the generosity of G-F Grad events and the help of Reel American Heroes Foundation, we have purchased just over 1000, 8x12 flags to be placed on graves on Saturday Nov 10th at 11am for the Veterans Day ceremony on Sunday!
We invite everyone to come and help place flags at graves of loved ones and veterans. Meet at Shelter D at 11am. Meet for lunch immediately following the event at Brother's Encore in Montclair.
If you can't make this event and you would like a flag placed at a special grave, please message Carmen Lotito or Joanna Drohan with Name, section # and headstone # please.
We would like to make this an annual event. Donations are not required but gladly accepted to keep this event going each year. Go to gfgradevents.org and click "Donate Now". Any amount, small or large is appreciated.

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