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Spoke with a DNR official for VA today and he notified me that if all tournaments/gatherings do not cease within the upcoming week that all VA Lakes will be closed and they will follow suit with South Carolina on closing all Lakes, Rivers, etc. I was told that people can continue to enjoy fishing solo or with a partner but at no cost should tournaments or any bass events be held. So at this time we will continue to update everyone as we receive further information. Thanks SOVA Bass
After much consideration, Sturgeon Creek Marina regrets to announce that the 1st Lake Anna Elite Series event on March 22, 2020 will be cancelled due to health concerns. We hope all our anglers understand that we did not make this decision lightly and just want provide the safest environment for friendly competition and fun that we can
It is our hope that the April 26, 2020 event will kick off the Lake Anna Elite Series season well. The only change to the rules will be that you only have to fish 3 of the five regular season events to qualify for the Lake Anna Elite Series Fall Classic.
Please feel free to call with any quastions
The Saturday March 21, 2020 CATT Trail Tournament has also been cancelled and they may do the event at a future date.
For Questions, Call Al Paliani @ 240 603-6183
Updated: March 18, 2020 by Stan Cobb
(Next Update: March 25, 2020)
Saltwater - Still slow on the saltwater side. A few are venturing out for Tautogs on ocean wrecks. Those that are are having good success. A few anglers are trying their luck at the Hatteras surf and Pamlico sound. In the surf, there's been some Puppy Drum, Bluefish, and Sea Mullet caught. There's been some good Speckled Trout caught from the sound this week, along with a few Red Drum.
Freshwater - The Shad are coming! Small numbers are being caught from the James near the city limits, and the catches seem to be more prevalent from the Rappahannock at this time. This bite will greatly improve with each warm day and as daylight hours increase. Dart rigs, spoon rigs, and Shad flies will be the hot ticket as always. One never knows what the hot color will be this year, and the Shad supplies are already flying out of the store. The White Perch are right behind the Shad, so the James, and other tidal rivers, are about to explode. Bloodworms are an excellent bait for the White Perch. This means the Bass are about to explode as well. Swim baits, spinnerbaits, lipless crankbaits, are just a few of the moving baits that will work well. When the Shad are in the rivers, the larger swim baits will often trigger bites from the bigger Bass. ..... Continue>>>>>
Weekly Fishing Report: and April Outlook
Steve Chaconas National Bass Guide Service
FISHING REPORT By Charlie Taylor
CONTAINS REPORTS FOR MOST LAKES, RESERVOIRS
AND RIVERS AROUND THE STATE
Fishing Report - April 3, 2020
OVERVIEW - With the warmer weather this week, the water temperatures have increased. All species of resident and anadromous fish are still actively getting ready to spawn. All anglers must remember that the season for striped bass is closed and a moritorium is in effect for American shad, hickory shad (Potomac Only) and river herring (Alewife and Blueback Herring) in all tidal waters. Any of these species caught, must be returned to the water.
IMPORTANT NOTE - ALL NORTHERN VIRGINIA REGIONAL PARKS AND FAIRFAX COUNTY PARK AUTHORITY PARKS ARE CLOSED. WHILE THE GOVERNOR SPECIFICALLY DENOTES FISHING AS AN APPROVED OUTDOOR ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC, ONLY COMMERCIAL AND STATE PARK BOAT RAMPS ARE OPEN. GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE PERSONS ARE PROHIBITED. CHECK WITH AUTHORITIES BEFORE TRAVELING TO FISH IN OTHER AREAS. FISHING IN MARYLAND WATERS IS PERMITTED ONLY WHEN FISHING FOR FOOD, BY ORDER OF GOVERNOR HOGAN. REMEMBER THAT MARYLAND TRIBUTARIES OF THE POTOMAC RIVER ARE MARYLAND WATERS.
POTOMAC RIVER - D.C. - The fish should be roaming around structure and vegetation in shallow water. Chatterbaits, rattling crankbaits and spinnerbaits are the better choice for baits. Crappie fishing has picked up. Fletcher's Boathouse area is producing good numbers of fish, but Fletcher's Boathouse Park is closed. Species caught are white perch, catfish, hickory shad, smallmouth and largemouth bass, and some striped bass and walleye. .>>Continue>>>>
Capt. Art Conway of Conway’s River Rat Guide Service
(804-514-1486) out of
Many blue cats and bullheads were along drop-offs and in
channels in the
McCotter's Lake Anna Guide
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