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National Weather Service Forecast Lake Anna Area

 Washington DC, Reagan National Airport

(KDCANOAA Weather Radar from Sterling VA

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Lake Anna State Park

6800 Lawyers Rd., Spotsylvania, VA 22551;

Phone: 540-854-5503;


Leesylvania State Park

2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr.,

Woodbridge, VA

22191; Phone: 703-730-8205;

Fishing Reports

VDGIF Outdoor Report

Maryland Fishing Report – June 5

Trout Stocking: May 21, 2019

Weekly Fishing Report:

Steve Chaconas National Bass Guide Service

The Jig Puzzle

Using three types of jigs will get the job done this week. Watch tides and choose the right location at the right tide.
The weather this week will be iffy. Near 90 on Monday and Tuesday with afternoon thunderstorms. Then in the mid 80s with a chance of thunderstorms the rest of the week with maybe a respite on Friday before returning to the stormy pattern. Water temperature in the mid 70s.
High tide in the morning then early afternoon lows set up for a pretty good pattern of hitting docks and pads early, then going to drops, ends of docks and grass after the tides fall.
Jigs are probably one of the most versatile baits ever made. Pitching jigs with plastic craw trailers on 14-16 pound test Gamma Edge fluorocarbon in either black/blue for most Potomac conditions or a craw pattern when the water is a bit clearer are a great bait to have on deck. Pitch to cover and make repeated casts to good spots.


FISHING REPORT By Charlie Taylor



Fishing Report - June 14, 2019

POTOMAC RIVER - D.C. - Very few stripers, some white perch and lots of catfish are available at Fletcher's Boat House. The War College Wall in Washington Channel is giving up some bass for anglers using buzzbaits early and late in the day, and Berkley Power Worms when the sun is up. Main river grass, where found, is also giving up bass to anglers using buzzbaits and Power Worms. Bridge pilings are holding bass, along with big blue catfish. Catfish are available on flats adjacent to the channel on clam snouts, cut bait and cut crab. Columbia Island Lagoon is showing bass on dock pilings.

POTOMAC RIVER - BELOW WOODROW WILSON BRIDGE - Bass are holding in the main river grassbeds, where they are taking soft plastics and jig 'n pig. Topwater baits produce at times during low light hours. In the creeks, fish the submerged wood, grass and lily pad edges. Catfish are very active and will take almost anything thrown their way. Concentrate on main river dropoffs for large fish. Eating size fish may be taken on nightcrawlers around bridge and dock pilings. Crappie action is slow. Carp are taking doughballs and cut corn. continue>>>>>>

Fishing Report

Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star


POTOMAC RIVER: Reel Bass Adventures reports tournaments continue to swarm the river and if you avoid heavily pressured community holes good bass catches are available on isolated grass beds with chatter baits and creature baits. Throwing buzz baits and shallow running crank baits along spatterdock edges will draw strikes. A consistent .producer has been lay downs fished with finesse worms or small jig-and-craw combos. The blue gill bite remains strong for fly rodders using small poppers.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Upcoming Youth Fishing Rodeos

Youth fishing rodeos are great events to introduce a child to fishing, even if you've never been fishing yourself. Typically held at small ponds or lakes, the rodeos are aimed at helping beginners catch a fish!

Steve Camp
FRIDAY – JULY 26th 2019
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Today one of our Proud Supporters informed us that they moved to an application process and that the application process for sponsorships and that it has ended for the year. We were shocked at hearing this news as they were always dedicated to helping our wounded, disabled and combat heroes. To receive this information approximately 2 months before RAHF9 hurts, as we just lost a large donation for our heroes today is $3,000.
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Updated: June 13th, 2019 by Stan Cobb

(Next Update: June 21th, 2019) 


Saltwater- Cobia are hard and heavy, and will continue throughout the summer. Lately, with the rough conditions, chumming has been super productive. Eels are what most use at the end of a hook, but live fish, such as Croaker, are excellent. The problem there, is that the Croakers have been hard to find. At least, the good sized ones have been. Use plenty of chum, as to make the scent trail as strong as possible. Be prepared to tangle with sharks, however, as they love Eels, and are attracted to the chum slick/scent. The Drum action has slowed this week, primarily due to the rough conditions. There are plenty around however, it's just that they haven't been spotted along the surface much this week. The Flounder reports have slowed also, over the past week. June is typically a great month for the bigger Flounder at the bridge tunnel. The Cell usually starts to pick up about now also continue>>>>>

Freshwater- The upper James has returned to elevated and muddy conditions, making things difficult for fishing and navigating, over the last few days. Prior to that, the topwater bite has been good for the Smallmouth. The lower James remains consistent for the Largemouth, as Bass relate to early summer patterns. They are being caught along the main river, inside the creeks, and inside the pits still. The Chickahominy river and lake continue to provide trophy opportunities for Bass. Topwater action, such as grass frogs, soft plastics on Texas rigs and shaky heads, and crankbaits, are the staples once warm weather settles in. It seems as though the Snakehead has gained quite a bit of popularity along the Potomac River. continue>>>>>

Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – June 12, 2019

Posted on June 12, 2019 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 to high 70’s in the lower main lake and in the major creeks on Wednesday (6/12/2019). The lake level was about 6 inches above the top of the dam. The water was medium brown and moderately cloudy in the central lake, and more cloudy along some downwind shorelines. Clumps of filamentous algae were becoming less bothersome.

Some blue cats and bullheads were along drop-offs and in channels in the
main lake while others had dispersed onto flats and into creeks. When
active, cats were hitting live minnows and cut bait. Some crappie were in
creeks and along shorelines in the main lake, but most crappie were along
main lake channel edges, frequently near wood cover. continue>>>

McCotter's Lake Anna Guide Service McCotter's Lake Anna Guide ServiceMay 18 at 9:21 AM ·
McCotter's Lake Anna Guide Service Late Spring Fishing Report/Forecast
Lake Anna, VA - As we begin to transition out of spring spawning season, anglers will need to adjust their fishing tactics accordingly. Water temperature is 74 and rising. Here's what you can expect for a visit in the coming weeks.
Largemouth Bass - Fishing in the mid lake region has been the best this year so far. Down lake was better than normal while up lake has been off. That could change very soon, however, but with the amount of herring and shad currently in the mid lake region spawning, it's doubtful. When fishing in the mid lake region use topwater baits like a Berkley Fishing Surge Shad or Cordell CJ7 Redfin over points and humps. Follow that up with a dog walking bait or soft plastic jerk bait like a FITT Premium Lures River Darter (now available at High Point Marina). When the sun gets a few fingers over the treeline, consider switching to a shaky worm and fishing offshore structure 12-20'. Up lake fish are relating to the willow grass lines and bluegill beds when the spawning carp aren't churning them up! Buzzbaits, poppers and wacky-rigged worms are good early up lake then it's time to switch to the shaky head and a mid-depth running crankbait. If you fish a frog way up the North Anna, don't be surprised to have a snakehead attack the bait!
Striper & Wiper - Both are schooled heavily in the mid lake region from The Splits down to the marinas. There are some down at Dike III if you want to make that run, too. It appears the fish never left mid lake from the winter so anglers are tracking them as they slowly move into the region from The Splits up to the first two bridges following shad and herring. You can cast topwaters over long, shallow, main lake points early, then vertically jig the new "Toothache" a.k.a. the KT Slab spoon available at High Point Marina when the fish go deep. Trolling umbrella rigs and deep diving Redfins is also working. If you enjoy employing live bait like herring, you can catch a mess on downlines now, too. Just look for the fleet in the morning and you'll find the striper, too. I encourage you to release even 20" wiper as the more of this initial stocking class is left to grow, the better chance we have of seeing 10-pound wipers, and believe me, that is a fish that will fight harder than a comparably-sized striper!
Crappie - There are plenty of small fish on bridge pilings now, but please don't keep any fish under 10". These fish are post-spawn but some still linger around up lake grass lines and shallow wood cover. Small, straight tail jigs and minnows on slip bobbers do best now. You'll sometimes have a tricky time keeping the white perch off your minnows if you are fishing over deep structure now.
Good luck, we hope to see you on the water!
McCotter's Lake Anna Guide Service

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Great day with Chamberlin, Morgan Crider and Mark. Undercover Baits tubes in Legend color and chatterbaits with Undercover swimbait trailers put the fish in the boat.

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