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National Weather Service Forecast Lake Anna Area

 Washington DC, Reagan National Airport

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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;

Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass  Length to Weight Conversion Chart


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Maryland Fishing Report: Sept. 16, 2020

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Updated: September 16, 2020 by Stan Cobb

(Next Update: September 23, 2020)

Saltwater – There's still plenty of Cobia being caught from inside the Chesapeake Bay and along the oceanfront. Many of the catches of Cobia are coming from the lower bay such as the CBBT structures. There's also plenty of Red Drum to be had also. The Cobia can still be kept but the Drum over 26 inches must be thrown back.

Spanish Mackerel catches are thriving throughout the Chesapeake Bay as anglers are hooking up from Reedville to the Virginia Beach oceanfront. And sizable Bluefish—some over 8 lbs—have been caught with jigs from bay structures.

Speckled Trout anglers always look forward to this time of year when the cool weather settles in and the Trout become more active and shallower. Just about all of the inlets/rivers that feed into the bay will hold Trout at one time or another. If grass is present the better the results usually are. Live shrimp and Finger Mullet are great options under corks and topwater baits will draw exciting strikes at any time. The topwater action will continue into October and sometimes November. >>>>> CONTINUE

Freshwater There's some incredible Bass fishing taking place right now in Back Bay. It seems as though it has returned to how things use to be many years ago.

The tidal rivers are fishing well especially the Rappahannock and Chickahominy. Winning weights are averaging 18 lbs or better with a 5 fish limit. There have been some impressive weights in the evening tournaments on the Chick also. Small poppers, chatterbaits, and Texas-rigged creature baits are doing well. Crankbaits in the 4' range are working well also. Of course, the pads and grass should never be overlooked.

The 3-day total winning weight during the Toyota Series on the Potomac River was 40 lbs. James Maupin of Stanardsville in Greene County took top honors. He had 13+ lbs each of the 3 days. He reported using a spinnerbait and a swim jig. Two of our local anglers Wayne Vaughan and Cody Pike finished in the top 10. >>>>> CONTINUE

Weekly Fishing Report:

Steve Chaconas National Bass Guide Service

Much, Much Cooler
This week should be a great one to get out. Bass are feeding up and taking moving lures. Line is important.  Decent weather this week upper 70s with sun, overnight lows from the low 50s to 60. Water temperature is around 70.
Fishing grass is a good idea as fish are moving around in this cover. Only about half the river has any decent grass now. At lower tides, fish the outer edges. Frogs aren’t a bad idea, even in the open water. Use 60 pound test Gamma Torque braid and keep the frog moving. Toads work too. Use a 6/0 hook and tie to braid. For both of these, use a medium heavy rod with a fast tip, at least 7 feet long.
Also at lower tides, use spinnerbaits, squarebill and shallow cranks tied to 12 pound test Gamma Edge fluorocarbon line. If the water is clear, use a silver double will with faster retrieves. With a stain, use gold and Colorado, Indiana blades. Snap from grass. 
Swim jigs in grass edges and isolated clumps can cover water and usually produce bigger fish. Pitching jigs and soft plastics work too. Finesse soft plastic techniques prove reliable when the bite gets tough. Weightless stickworms either Texas rigged, or wacky style can entice fish to bite when worked slowly. The Neko rig is also a great way to target fish. A gentle lift and drop or a slight snap off the bottom or out of grass will work too. 
Drop shot in shallow grass and wood cover with spinning gear and 15 pound Gamma Torque braid and 10 pound test Edge leader. A 3/16 ounce Water Gremlin BullShot weight can secure this rig. >>>>>>CONTINUE

FISHING REPORT By Charlie Taylor



Fishing Report - September 18, 2020


OVERVIEW - WEAR YOUR PFD. Outside temperatures are beginning to drop. The lower temperatures will accomplish three things: lower the water temperatures, cause the fish to head to the backs of the creeks chasing baitfish, and make the fish much more aggressive in feeding.

POTOMAC RIVER - D.C. - Above Key Bridge, fish the Virginia shoreline for good numbers of smallmouth and largemouth bass, and the coves for schools of crappie. The upstream point of Three Sisters Island normally holds a nice school of walleye. These fish bite well on bottom-drifted minnows, nightcrawlers and plastic grubs. Washington Channel is producing good numbers of bass on the dropoff along the War College Wall and around the boat docks and pilings. Small stripers are also roaming the dropoff along the wall. These fish are taking trolled Shad Raps and Rebel FasTrac minnows. Most of the fish are undersized. Some bass are present around the submerged wood structure at the mouths of Oxon Cove and the Spoils. Crankbaits and plastic worms are the preferred baits here. Although the fish have been deep, they should come up in the cooling waters.

POTOMAC RIVER - BELOW WOODROW WILSON BRIDGE - Most of the bass action is centered around main river dropoffs and submerged wood structure along the channel edges. Best method seem to be casting small crankbaits or plastic baits onto the flats and fishing them slowly to the edge of the dropoff .

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Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – September 16, 2020

Posted on September 16, 2020 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 high 70’s to low 80’s in the central lower lake on
Wednesday (9/9/2020). The lake level was about even with the top of the dam
and the water was medium brown and clear in the central lake, with much more
murky water near windy shorelines.

Many blue cats and bullheads were along drop-offs and in channels in the
main lake, but some were on flats and in creeks. When active, cats were
hitting live minnows and cut bait. Most crappie were on deeper main lake
flats near creek mouths or on channel edge brush piles, but a few were on
deeper shorelines with wood cover. When active, crappie were hitting live
minnows, Wright Bait Co. and Southern Pro curly tail jigs, small tubes,
Kalin crappie scrubs, and small swim baits. White and yellow perch were
scattered or in loose aggregates on flats and drop-offs in the main lake and
creeks and when active were hitting small live minnows, swim baits, and
jigs. Moderate numbers of bluegill and shellcracker were along main lake
shorelines and in the lower areas of major creeks, in loose schools holding
around wood cover or vegetation. When active, bluegill and shellcracker
were hitting live worms and Nikko nymphs, flies, and small swimbaits.
Pickerel and bass were located around cypress trees, on flats, along
shorelines, and on channel edges, especially near the mouths of creeks.
When active, bass and pickerel were hitting live minnows, spinnerbaits, swim
baits, stick worms, crank baits, jerk baits, and jigs.

Fishing with Capt. Conway, Roger Totton and Anthony Cubbage had 63 bluegill,
5 shellcracker, and 2 bass. Jack and Dave Pong had 137 bluegill, 3
shellcracker, and 1 bass, all on fly rods. Ben Harris and Austin Swingle
had 3 bass. Tom Porter had 38 bluegill, 13 crappie, 1 white perch, 3 blue
cats, and 1 bass.

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