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National Weather Service Forecast Lake Anna Area

 Washington DC, Reagan National Airport

(KDCANOAA Weather Radar from Sterling VA

> Tide Tables & Charts > Potomac River > Washington D.C. Tides

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;

Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass  Length to Weight Conversion Chart


Virginia Bass Chapter Federation
Due to possible effects of hurricane Dorian on the area the youth tournament scheduled for September 7th has been moved to September 21st and the ramp location has changed to Rivers Rest in Charles City.
The youth tournament scheduled for September 8th is being rescheduled for a later date that will be announced soon.
For more information contact Scott Whitmore via email at

VDGIF Outdoor Report

Maryland Fishing Report –September 18

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Saltwater Updated: September 12, 2019 by Stan Cobb

(Next Update: September 19, 2019)

Saltwater - The strongest bite inside the bay, is still the Cobia bite. The majority of anglers are sight casting, so the level of success usually depends on the conditions. Many agree that the Cobia are exiting the bay, despite the warm weather we are having, which seems to be prolonging the bite in the upper portions of the bay. Drum are being found by the Cobia seekers more frequently now, since they too are probably starting to exit the bay. They should still bite well into October. There has been an increase in Sheepshead catches this week, and some dandy ones at that.Continue>>>>>-

Freshwater The Crappie fishing has been solid at Anna lately, as anglers are finding them grouped around the bridges. Live bait in slip floats have been best. The topwater bite is emerging at Anna, along with other area lakes and ponds. Deep crankbaits may be the best bite going on right now though. Kerr lake elevation is at 298'. This is almost 2 ft. below normal pool. Continue>>>>>

Weekly Fishing Report:

Steve Chaconas National Bass Guide Service

Water Isn’t Cooling
Usually this time of year, the water is down into the low 70s. Not this year. Warm water, less grass and the abundance of baitfish is making fishing tough. Slow down, fish the tides.
A warmer start Monday, then highs only in the mid 70s for the rest of the week. They key is overnight lows will be in the mid 50s. This will certainly cool down the water this week and activate fish. Mid-morning tides present some moving lure options but look for soft plastics to carry the day.
The water will be coolest first thing in the morning. Chatterjigs, in black/blue patterns, and Mann’s Baby 1-Minus, firetiger or red can be fished close to cover. The cover can be wood or grass. Use 12 pound test Gamma Edge fluorocarbon line and make long casts. Vary speeds and try to bump cover. For wood, bump and pause. For grass, engage and snap free.  continue>>>>>>


Finally, a break in the heat…the nights are getting a bit longer to allow water to cool overnight, making early morning topwater bites even better! It’s also a good time to put the pedal to the trolling motor and move with the fish. At lower tides, fish will position on outside grass edges and will move in with tides. This is the least amount of grass I’ve ever seen on the Potomac this time of year. This means any grass will be worth fishing and all hardcover, including docks! 

Starting with topwaters. Buzzbaits, with 2/0 Mustad Ultra Point stinger hooks on braid over grass and near docks and wood is a good choice. Try poppers…smaller and faster in clear water…work up in size. Start with natural colors and go darker. When water has a bit of chop or a bit stained, go to darker patterns. More chop; bigger.  Shorter casts when fishing stained water and longer casts when water is calm and clear. Use a 7’ Quantum KVD medium heavy action graphite rod. For clear calm conditions, walking topwaters anywhere around grass or wood. Replace worn feathered hooks with Mustad dressed Ultra Point Trebles: sharp and hand-tied with colorful feathers and reflective material adding light flash and action.  Feathers pull together when moving baits, then open while sitting to get second chance bites. Try red hooks! Topwater bite can last all day.  continue>>>>>>

FISHING REPORT By Charlie Taylor



Fishing Report - September 20, 2019

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 cooler waters. continue>>>>>>

Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – September 18, 2019

Posted on September 18, 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 70’s in the lower main lake and in the major
creeks on Wednesday (9/18/2019). The lake level was about even with the top
of the dam and the water was light brown and slightly cloudy in the central
lake, with more cloudy water along many shorelines.

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. 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 when active, both species were hitting live
minnows, small swim baits, and small jigs. A mix of sizes of bluegill and
shellcracker were scattered on shorelines
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