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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;

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Maryland Fishing Report – July 17

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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!

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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.
It will be really tough for me to raise this money before RAHF9 as I will be having a surgery to replace 3 discs in my neck in the next few weeks. For that reason, I am making a personal request for donations to RAHF to help our Wounded, Disabled and Combat Heroes receive much needed recreational therapy on the water.
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Updated: July 18th, 2019 by Stan Cobb

(Next Update: July 25th, 2019)

Saltwater - This has been an outstanding season for Spanish Mackerel. Folks are using Drone spoons on diving planers, and in line sinkers. There were Mackerel over 30 inches caught last week along the oceanfront, and inside the bay. Popular spots inside the bay are bar areas, such as the lower and upper ends of a shoal. Elevation lines can be a key to success. Many times, schools of Mackerel will be spotted by charter captains, out searching for Cobia The Cobia action is still very good, and should improve as we enter the heart of the summer season. Live eels, bucktails,  dressed with plastic trailers, and live Croaker, are the offerings most utilized. Big schools of Drum are becoming a little less common over the last few days, but always be on the lookout for these schools, as they can provide incredible action and entertainment for all on board. .continue>>>>>

Freshwater- During these hot days of summer, seeking out moving water is a good option. Wading in the non tidal sections of the James can be entertaining and refreshing. Seeking out the Smallmouth is a fun endeavor. Topwater baits tend to work better early and late in the day, but overcast days can be excellent for surface action. Targeting the edges of current or whitewater, is a smart choice while wading. However, be safe and wear a flotation device. Those navigating the upper sections in boats often target ledge areas with bottom crawling lures, or live bait. Many times though, fish will be right against the bank, especially if there is substantial depth to the water. Soft plastics on Texas rigs are excellent for this. The tidal rivers offer excellent opportunities for angling on these hot days. Bass don't need to go deep with the current present, so shallow cover is always important. The vegetation along the Chickahominy River is targeted by many savvy anglers. Topwater frogs are a great way to trigger any size Bass,  but some days, these baits tend to draw up the larger Bass,  no matter the conditions. Wood cover tends to be better on the James,  but should not be overlooked on the Chick or Potomac. Continue>>>>>

Weekly Fishing Report:

Steve Chaconas National Bass Guide Service

Better Water Clarity 
Last week was very tough as torrential downpours of last Monday left the river very muddy. A brief look back and ahead to this week.
Highs this week in the low to mid 90s with overnight lows in the mid 70s. Chance of thunderstorms Wednesday evening and some on Thursday. Friday in the upper 90s. Water is around 85.

Fishing muddy water is possible. At higher tides fish move to the bank and can be caught pitching plastics to pads and marsh clumps. As tides fall, going to hard cover like laydowns and in grassy areas with 3/8 ounce spinnerbaits, gold Indiana/Colorado blades and white skirts, on 12 pound test Gamma Edge fluorocarbon line is effective.

Bump cover and brief pauses will pull fish out. But a bigger key is to look for clearer water. Water coming out of marshes will be clearer and fish will be susceptible to Texas rigged tubes and other soft plastics. Drop shot and Neko rigs also worked. continue>>>>>>

FISHING REPORT By Charlie Taylor



Fishing Report - July 19, 2019

OVERVIEW - A recent incident involving an angler drowning in local waters brings home a couple of cautions. The angler was fishing alone and was not wearing a PFD. Both of these acts should be taken seriously by all boaters and anglers. Please resolve to NEVER fish or boat alone and NEVER board a boat or dock without a PFD. The inflatable PFDs on the market now are inexpensive and comfortable to wear. More importantly, they automatically inflate and turn the wearers face upright. They will save your life. Please heed this advice and remain safe.

POTOMAC RIVER - D.C. - Fletcher's Boathouse area is giving up some catches of bass and catfish. Downriver, bass are holding on wood cover and structure from Blue Plains to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Main river bridge pilings are excellent places to find bass, using crankbaits, plastic worms and jigs. Some fish are available along the riprap above Columbia Island Marina and a few fish are being taken from the dropoff along the War College Wall in Washington Channel. continue>>>>>>

Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – July 17, 2019

Posted on July 17, 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 upper 80’s to lower 90’s in the lower main lake and
in the major creeks on Wednesday (7/17/2019). The lake level was about even
with the top of the dam and the water was light to medium brown and slightly
to moderately cloudy in the central lake.

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. Early in the mornings
a few crappie were in creeks, along shorelines in the main lake, and on
flats in the main lake, but most crappie were along main lake channel edges,
frequently near wood cover. Active crappie were hitting live minnows,
Wright Bait Co. and Southern Pro curlytail jigs, small tubes, Kalin crappie
scrubs, and small swim baits. Yellow and white perch were scattered or in
loose aggregates on deep flats, drop-offs, and channels in the main lake and
in major creeks, and when active, both species were hitting live minnows,
small swim baits, and small jigs. continue>>>

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