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Weekly Fishing Report Overview
October is a
favorite month for sportsman as temperatures moderate and
most of summer seems to be behind and there is a taste of
fall in the air. It is an exciting time for fishermen as
both freshwater and saltwater fish species shift to an
active fall feeding pattern.
At the very top of
the bay near the mouth of the Susquehanna and Elk Rivers
striped bass in a mix of sizes are being caught this week.
Small 12" to 14" fish tend to be following bait
and are usually marked by diving birds.
Point Marina October Outlook
September is TRANSITION TIME
here on the lake. In the early part of the month the fish will
spend the majority of their time in deep water. As the month
goes on and the water temps start to cool off, they will start
making a move towards the backs of creeks following baitfish.
POTOMAC RIVER - D.C. - Smallmouth
and largemouth bass are hungry and taking live bait, fished
along the Virginia shoreline, from Key Bridge to Chain Bridge.
A few walleye are being taken from the upstream point of Three
Sisters Islands, drifting nightcrawlers and live minnows
across the bottom. Downstream, bass are orienting around
bridge pilings and on dropoffs throughout the city. Washington
Channel, Blue Plains, The Spoils and Washington Sailing Marina
are the more productive areas. Plastic grubs, crankbaits, jig
'n pig and live bait are the most productive baits.
RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER: Chris Hicks reports the
cooler weather has made smaller fish more active, and catfish
and bass fishing has picked up. Baitfish are moving downriver
closer to Fredericksburg. Hicks is hosting a bass tournament
Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals October 21
have returned to the fishing grounds, and the bite has been
good! Offshore fishing has improved for Yellowfin
and the Dolphin
is still strong. Deep dropping for Tilefish
productive when conditions offer the chance, and even during
the difficult times, if the will is strong enough. Inside the
bay, big Red
still providing action at the bay bridge-tunnel and lower bay
upper James is currently 4.21′ at the Richmond Westham
gauge. Cooling temps are increasing the topwater bite. But
with the low levels, longer casts become more important.
Smaller profile baits fished along the bottom are generally
more consistent. Sometimes, cold fronts can actually improve
the shallow bite.
– Hatteras – Ocracoke Outerbanks fishing reports
Virginia Stream Conditions
Fishing Report --
Updated every Wednesday afternoon
Boat Ramps and
Weather Service Forecast Lake Anna Area
DC, Reagan National Airport (KDCA
Tide Tables & Charts > Potomac River >
on the Potomac: Great
16, 2016 2:35 PM
Cool nights have
brought water temperatures down and grass is really receding.
This is creating many fishing opportunities and setting up a
solid crankbait bite.
Water is in the low to mid 60s. Dying and dead
grass is being blown and washed down river to open up fishing
spots. NBC Ch. 4 meteorologist "Weather Kim"
Martucci says, “Near 80 all week with mostly sunny
skies. Lows overnight in the low 60s. Chance of rain on Friday
as temperatures slip into the 70s and into the mid 60s.”
Bass Guide Service
Reports and Tides
Fishing Forecast for Potomac
Posted on October
19, 2016 by Capt.
Capt. Art Conway of Conway’s River Rat Guide Service
(804-746-2475) out of Ed Allen’s Boats and Bait reported
that Chickahominy Lake mid-day water temperatures were in the
mid 60’s to low 70’s in the lower main lake on
Wednesday (10/19/2016). The lake level was about three inches
above the top of the dam. The water was dark brown and
slightly cloudy in the central lower lake, with more murky
water on downwind shorelines and in some creeks.
to the intense rain and flooding of local waters, there is no
fishing report this week. Fishing reports will resume next
week. However, we have a few reminders for hunters.
season for turkey and deer began this past Saturday. There are
a few things that should be carefully considered by hunters
and landowners regarding hunting.
FLY-FISHING LEGEND Lefty Kreh will make a
special appearance at Saturday’s seventh annual
Waterways Heritage Festival. Kreh, 91, has been one of the
best-known fly casters, teachers and outdoors writers in the
world for more than 50 years. After being awarded the first
Boy Scouts fly-fishing merit badge, Kreh went on to teach the
nuances of fly-fishing to presidents, entertainers and anybody
else privileged enough to get the opportunity to be coached by
What hurricane? Oh, THIS hurricane! Anglers are used to
observing the weather closely, so we are well aware of the
repercussions of a missed forecast. But when the impact of a
major hurricane is downplayed, what a mess!
extreme winds and historic flooding that hit our area can
change fishing patterns considerably, so watch for fall
patterns to return slowly.
the waters settle out, much of the best action will continue
to come from the shallows and protected inlets. Although the
speckled trout action is lagging,
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