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TOURNAMENTS STURGEON CREEK MARINA
2018 Va Outdoors Spring Fling Results:
Fish Tales shared Blake Miles's post.
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Weekly Fishing Report: March in like a Lamb
Steve Chaconas National Bass Guide Service
But not so much
lately. Cold overnights and chilly overcast days have kept water
temperatures in the low 40s. Slow down.
FISHING REPORT By Charlie Taylor
Fishing Report - March 23, 2018
POTOMAC RIVER - D.C. - Fletcher's Boat House reports that a few herring are in, and striped bass to 48 inches are present in the river. A few American shad and lots of hickory shad are also being observed, but the fluctuating water temperatures are not helping the white perch run. Big catfish are biting well on fresh, cut gizzard shad. Slow-rolled spinnerbaits, rattling crankbaits and plastics are taking some bass throughout the city. Most of the bass are located on shallow, rock or gravel points and banks, adjacent to deeper water. As the sun warms the water, the bass come into the shallows to feed.
MID MARCH OUTLOOK Chris
Old Man Winter is just not letting go this year,
after a nice warm up in February and early March, it has cooled
BASS- The largemouth will start to make a move into the shallows all month long and will be willing to take a variety of reaction baits as they feed up in preparation for the spawn. If venturing uplake in the stained water, shallow crankbaits like the SPRO LITTLE JOHN 50 will draw strikes from hungry bass.
Dave’s Tournament Tackle Tiger Shad Spinnerbaits fished in the dormant/emering willow grass has been a proven tactic for many years. New for this year from Dave's Tournament Tackle is the Blade Roller Spinnerbait, the round head will deflect better for you when fishing in wood cover and it also features hidden weigh technology (3/8 has a 1/4 profile).
Search baits like a Rat-L-Trap or Red Eye Shad has always been a favorite lure choice of mine. Fish these baits around the many rocky points that are adjacent to the channel.
Mid lake will have better water clarity, suspending jerkbaits fished on main lake points, rip rap banks, deep boat docks and bridge pilings are a great choice to have a chance at a BIG FAT BUCKET MOUTH! As the water warms, you can get more aggressive with the cadence that you are fishing.
If fishing around bait fish, A-Rigs rigged with four inch swimbaits, like the BIG BITE SUICIDE SHAD will do the trick. A 1/2oz Blade Bait made by SG HEAVY METAL BAITS will catch them as well and the popular Damiki Vault.Also, a 1/4oz Scounger Head rigged with a soft jerkbait will catch them.
As the water warms into the 50's and stays there, a soft jerkbait like the Zoom Super Fluke, Damiki Armor Shad, Deep Creek Lures Carolina Shad and the Double-D CC Twitchin' Shad are all great choices. You can fish these in the emergent willow grass, around and under boat docks and around laydown trees. I rig them with a Gamakatsu EWG 4/0 hook on 12lb Izorline XXX Golden Green line.
CRAPPIE- The Crappie had started making a slight move towards their spawning grounds, however they were stopped by the cold weather and falling water temps. You can still catch them around bridge pilings in 10-15 feet of water. As the water warms back up, look for them to move towards the willow grass, boats docks and laydown trees. A two inch curly tail grub rigged on a 1/16oz jighead or small minnows rigged under a slip bobber with catch limits of the tasty panfish.
STRIPER- The LINESIDES are on the move uplake and will continue to move uplake all month. Jerkbaits, four inch swimbaits, blade baits and spoons will all catch fish. There are still a number of birds on the lake diving on baitfish, these feathered fish locaters will help you put a few in the cooler.
By the end of the month, concentrate on the upper sections of the lake, above the 522 bridge on the North Anna arm and from the mouth of Terry's Run all the way up to the 522 bridge on the Pamunky Arm.
LAKE LEVEL- Full Pool
Capt. Art Conway of Conway’s River Rat
Guide Service (804-514-1486) out of
Fishing Forecast | Even in winter, there are fish to catch
The Virginian-Pilot Last Report of Season
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ATTENTION: Due to obvious weather conditions we have decided to cancel Sunday's event, with colder conditions, muddy water and the projected forecast of possible rain/snow and high winds for this weekend we feel that the safety for our fishing family is top priority. I'm sure you understand and can agree with us that with those conditions on a tidal water system can be very dangerous. We hope that everyone understands the situation and if you have any questions please let us know. Stay Tuned for the next post regarding the cancelled event!
Wet Line Productions Charity Bass Series 2018 Partlow Ruritan Club fundraiser. WLPCBS Inaugural event. Join us for a day of fishing followed by an exciting Weigh in & raffle of awesome products donated by our sponsors & supporters. Be part of something special, giving back to local charity!
Here are the Current 2018 Dates & Locations:
Saturday March 17, 2018: 7a-3p High Point Marina, LKA. Charity TBD by High Point Marina.
Saturday April 7, 2018: 7a – 3p
Anna Point Marina, LKA
Saturday May 19, 2018: 7a -3p James
River/ Osborne Landing
Saturday June 16, 2018: 7a -3p James
River/ Osborne Landing
Saturday July 28, 2018: 7a -3p James
River / Osborne Landing
Saturday August 25,2018: 7a -3p James
River /Osborne Landing
Saturday October 13, 2018: 7a -3p James
River / Osborne Landing
Saturday October 20, 2018: 7a -3p High Point Marina, LKA. Charity TBD by High Point Marina.
For planning purposes this years St Jude tournament will be on Friday July 6 at Leesylvania. I have to work out some logistics before entries can be accepted. Once that is done they will be emailed to those who have participated in the past and anyone who is on my email list. Should have them out sometime in May. Any questions contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Anna Point Marina and Fish Tales will be "Tournament Central" on Lake Anna as the 2018 fishing season kicks into high gear.
Many dedicated and competitive local anglers have been asking for affordable, yet highly competitive open weekend Bass Tournaments.
Fish Tales will host and conduct six events leading up to the beginning of the ever popular "Sunday Morning Bass Series." Top local and regional anglers will test their competitive skills on one of the east coast's premier bass fisheries during the height of the spring season.
Anglers will be able to utilize multiple patterns and tactics during this ultra productive time frame on the lake and we look forward to the exciting weigh-ins and post tournament excitement as we celebrate our great sport of competitive Bass Fishing.
We will have official rules and registration forms at Fish Tales beginning in March and the schedules will be on our Facebook page and website. Here are the dates and times with further details to follow this initial announcement.
Sunday, 3/25 - 7a-3p (Open Event) ... $110 Entry Fee - (80% Payback)
Saturday, 3/31 - 7a-3p (Open Event) ... $110 Entry Fee - (80% Payback)
Sunday, 4/8 - 7a-3p (Open Event) ... $110 Entry Fee - (80% Payback)
Sunday, 4/15 - 7a-3p (Open Event) ... $110 Entry Fee - (80% Payback)
Sunday, 4/22 - 7a-3p (Open Event) ... $110 Entry Fee - (80% Payback)
Sunday, 4/29 - 7a-3p (Open Event) Sunday Morning Bass Series Kick Off Event - (100% Payback!)
1999 Bass Cat Pantera III w/ 200 hp optima-max engine.
This site is a non-profit site that I personally pay for and edit. Due to health problems I no longer bass fish but have always loved the sport. Therefore I enjoy staying involved and helping provide information to those who do fish. Any links to businesses are to folks I know and respect.
I hope these reports are helpful.
Tight Lines to you all.
Hardrok ( Bob Ulrich Sr. )
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