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LOCAL WEATHER AND TIDES FOR POTOMAC

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;

Email: LakeAnna@dcr.virginia.gov



Leesylvania State Park

2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr.,

Woodbridge, VA

22191; Phone: 703-730-8205;



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Lenny Baird‎ to Wednesday Night Shootout on Aquia Creek

7/1/20 Results
David & Lenny 13.15
Linza & Kruse 12.91
Cliff & Butter. 12.76 BF 3.99
Phipps & Cody. 12.38
Matthews & Gordon 12.??
Nelms & Ramey 12.11

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Shenandoah Valley Bass Association

6-27-20 Occoquon tournament. 20 boats and the club continues with great numbers. Congratulations to the place winners!!?Unofficial results:

1st Tebo-Tebo 11.50lbs
2nd Dudley -Sims 10.90lbs
3rd Chapman-Boyce 10.56lbs
4th Brill-Hough 9.56lbs
5th Carter-Clatterbuck 9.45lbs
6th Comer-Smelser 8.47lbs
7th Lineweaver-Smith 8.14lbs
8th Feltner-Jenkins 7.36lbs
9th Vaughn-Jon’s 6.49lbs
10th Ford-Rice 5.63lbs
11th Webster-Holiday5.53lbs Big Fish 4.60lbs
12th Shank-Stotler5.24lbs
13th Mounts-Brown 4.42lbs
14th Landis-Hershey 2.65lbs
15th Plaugher-Bruce1.44lbs
16th Myers-Myers 1.34lbs
17th Balenger-Williams 1.03lbs
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Sturgeon Creek Marina

Lake Anna CATT Series
June 27, 2020

1st - Dean Perrin / Trey Perrin - 24.26 lbs
2nd - Larry Limits / Sonny Geason - 19.82 lbs
Big Fish - Larry Limits / Sonny Geason - 6.52 lbs
3rd - Will Vickery / Dee Kidd - 17.17 lbs
4th - Tyrone Guyse / David Lakeman



Sturgeon Creek Marina

Lake Anna Friday Night Tournament
June 26, 2020 - Week 3

1st - Nate Sullivan / Eric Johnson - 19.50 lbs
2nd & BF - Trip Martini / Drew Hinkle - 17.35 / BF - 5.06 lbs
3rd - Greg Wright / Phil Wilcox - 15.83 lbs
4th - Jeff Muller / David Blount - 14.94 lbs
5th - Tim Jerrell / Glen Vico - 11.48 lbs
TJ Tomlin - 3.14 lbs



Sturgeon Creek Marina

Lake Anna Tuesday Nighnit Tournament - 19 Boats
June 23, 2020 - Week 3

1st - Blount / Jeff Muller - 16.96
2nd / BF - Colby Burcham / Brian Morgan - 16.27 / BF - 5.90
3rd - Tyson Mastin / Daniel Masrin - 14.95
4th - Eric Johnson / Nate Sullivan - 13.50
5th - Josh Mullins / Jonathan Mullins - 11.94
Koller / Vico & Bradley / McCann



Lake Anna Tuesday Night Tournament
June 16, 2020 - Week 2

1st - Wayne Taylor / John Doyle - 15.71 lbs
BF - Wayne Taylor / John Doyle - 6.35 lbs
2nd - Jeff Muller / David Blount - 14.43 lbs
3rd - Timmy Moran / Buck Acors - 12.46 lbs
4th - Nate Sullivan / Eric Johnson - 11.16 lbs
5th - Lucky Graves / James Graves - 10.61 lbs

1st - Eric Johnson & Nate Sullivan - 17.31 lbs
2nd & BF - Trey Perrin & Dean Perrin - 13.94 lbs / BF 5.56
3rd - George Decatur & Preston Cox - 13.76 lbs
4th - Matt Seale & Bill Deeds - 13.41 lbs
5th - Turner Hart & John Doyle - 12.65 lbs
6th - David Blount & Jeff Muller - 12.54 lbs
Vico & Dorm





Greentop Fishing Report

Updated: July 1, 2020 by Stan Cobb

(Next Update: July 8, 2020)

Saltwater – Encountering schools of Red Drum is a possibility at any time during the day inside the Chesapeake Bay. Approaching these schools calls for respect—both for the fish and for other boaters as well. Approach schools slowly, with stealth. There are enough fish in these schools for all to enjoy.

That said, most will toss jigs at the fish close enough, but topwater baits are an exciting presentation that work well also. Swapping out treble hooks with single hooks is a good idea. A jig is typically better for the Cobia along with a live Eel. Live Croaker or Menhaden are also good choices for live bait presentations for the Cobia.

Most anglers/charter captains are cruising and looking for fish at or near the surface. However, those that are chumming are doing quite well also. Live Eels or fish work well anchored on the bottom, not far from the chum supply—also anchored on the bottom.

Catches of Flounder are increasing now as the weather is getting warmer and water temps are around 80 degrees. Many catches are coming from the bridge tunnel now, which is common for late June, early July.

Some notable catches are still coming from the Chincoteague channel also. Many of the lower bay reefs and ocean wrecks are holding Flounder now as well.

Catches of Spadefish are getting better, but they haven't thickened up at the pilings of the CBBT yet. Most are targeting the islands right now.

There are plenty of Spanish Mackerel to be had throughout the bay and along the oceanfront. Drone and Clark spoons are tops for targeting the Mackerel. Surface birds, diving planers, and in-line sinkers attached in front of the spoons are all working. These presentations also attract Bluefish.

The offshore action for Yellowfin Tuna has been outstanding the last few weeks. Along with Tuna, catches of Mahi, Blue Marlin, and White Marlin are being made.

Some of the boats that are out searching for Tuna are stopping to bottom fish for Grouper and Tilefish with good results. Seabass are being caught in good numbers by those seeking them.

The inshore boats in the Nags Head and Hatteras areas are finding Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Puppy Drum, and Bluefish.

Surf and pier anglers are bring up Spot, Sea Mullet, Bluefish, and Speckled Trout.

Freshwater – Bass fishing was good this past weekend with a catch of 24.26 lbs. winning at a Lake Anna tournament. That's quite a weight for a 5 fish limit. Deep crankbaits and Texas rigged worms are fooling many of the Bass there. Structures at the mouths of creeks are holding good fish. Good numbers of keeper Stripers continue to be caught by the guides and their parties. Live bait presented at the proper depths is key.

Kerr Reservoir gave up some good limits of Bass over the weekend as well. 17 lbs. was the winning weight for an open tournament out of Nutbush Creek. Crankbaits and Texas rigs are working well here also. The lake elevation is currently at 306 feet. 

Another 17 lb. weight was the top weight reported on the Potomac River over the weekend. Good bags like this have been hard to come by on the Potomac lately. Most are averaging 10-13 lb. weights.

The James and Chickahominy Rivers are known for solid weights through the summer months. 22 lbs. was the top weight reported on the Chickahominy River in recent days. Topwater lures were among the best producers on the Chick.

The James hasn't produced this kind of weight lately, but is surely capable of doing so. The upper James is at 5.1 feet, which is a normal level for late June/early July. The better fishing usually takes place early morning and late afternoon, but overcast days can be outstanding all day. Topwater baits should always be tied on regardless of the conditions.

Light, 1/8 ounce jigs are a staple for the Smallmouth. 4 inch lizards, grubs, and finesse worms all work well.

Of course, live bait should never be overlooked.



Weekly Fishing Report:


Steve Chaconas National Bass Guide Service


Neko Rig
 
Tides this week will be favorable for areas with and without grass. As tides fall, through mid-day, fish will move to grass edges, wood cover and docks. Start the day closer to the shoreline, or pad edges and then move out as the tide falls. 
 
Water is in the mid 80s. Highs around 90 all week with a chance of thunderstorms on Wednesday. Overnight lows around 70. Get out early. 
 
A technique that’s been producing is the Neko rig. Using a 5 inch stickworm, special Neko rig pliers will open up a rubber sleeve and allow the insertion of the worm. Put it about halfway to start, although moving the sleeve up or down will change the action. Lower the sleeve and bait behaves like a shaky head. Higher will allow the bait to drop straight down with some shaking. In the middle, you get a little of both. A weight goes in the fat end. Very light weights work the best, 1/8 or lighter. Use lead nail weights or any other insert weight. For hooks, red Mustad 2/0 wacky hooks work well. Hooks must be threaded under the sleeve from the bottom of the worm toward the top of the worm. For line, 15-20 pound Gamma Torque braid with a 10 pound test Edge fluorocarbon leader works in most places, but leaders can be upgraded. Pitch into grass holes, under docks and around wood cover. Most of the time, fish hit on the drop. But some will eat it when shaking on the bottom. A slight snap upwards and semi slack line on the way down. Bites are ticks or line movement, set the hook straight up. 
 
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FISHING REPORT By Charlie Taylor

CONTAINS REPORTS FOR MOST LAKES, RESERVOIRS

AND RIVERS AROUND THE STATE

Fishing Report - July 3, 2020

 

OVERVIEW - This will be a busy weekend on the water. Please be safe and WEAR your PFD. Remember to drink plenty of WATER or fluids with electrolytes. Dehydration is never a good idea. Between sun and wind, fluids evaporate from your body. Sunscreen is your friend. If you don't use it, then make sure you wear long sleeved clothing. Skin cancer is not a joke. It may not show up immediately, but it will show up eventually. It's effects are cumulative and sometimes deadly.

POTOMAC RIVER - D.C. - The area around Fletcher's Boathouse shows lots of catfish action. A few rockfish are cooperating for those fishing large minnows or live white perch. Bass are hanging around most every bridge piling in the city. These pilings concentrate the tidal current and provide shade and baitfish. Plastic grubs, small crankbaits and spinnerbaits will take these bass. Washington Channel boat docks and pilings are holding bass and crappie. The dropoff along the War College Wall is also holding fish. Trolled crankbaits, swimbaits and Rat-L-Traps are taking bass and stripers here. Blue Plains and Fox Ferry are giving up bass on buzzbaits, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and worms, while drop shot rigs are taking fish from the DC Dock.

POTOMAC RIVER - BELOW WOODROW WILSON BRIDGE - Fish topwater baits around cover early and late in the day. Other times, small crankbaits, spinnerbaits, Senkos and plastic worms take the fish. The last two hours of the outgoing tide are the best time, but fish may be caught anytime the tide is moving. Further down the river, Mallows Bay

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Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – July 1, 2020

Posted on July 1, 2020 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 low to mid 80’s 2 feet below the surface and the
low 90’s at the surface in the central lower lake on Wednesday (7/1/2020).
The lake level was about 3 inches above the top of the dam and the water was
light to medium brown and very slightly cloudy in the central lake.

Many blue cats and bullheads were along drop-offs and in channels in the
main lake, but some were on flats and in creeks. When active, cats were
hitting live minnows and cut bait. Most crappie were on deeper main lake
flats near creek mouths or on channel edge brush piles, but a few were on
deeper shorelines with wood cover. Active crappie were hitting live
minnows, Wright Bait Co. and Southern Pro curly tail jigs, small tubes,
Kalin crappie scrubs, and small swim baits. White and yellow perch were
scattered or in loose aggregates on flats and drop-offs in the main lake and
creeks and when active were hitting small live minnows, swim baits, and
jigs. Moderate numbers of bluegill, fliers, and shellcracker were along
main lake shorelines and in the lower areas of major creeks, in loose
schools holding around wood cover or vegetation. Schools of larger
bluegills may spawn again on the full moon this weekend. When active,
bluegill and shellcracker were hitting live worms and Nikko nymphs, flies,
and small swimbaits. Pickerel and bass were located around cypress trees,
on flats, along shorelines, and on channel edges, especially near the mouths
of creeks. When active, bass and pickerel were hitting live minnows,
spinnerbaits, swim baits, stick worms, crank baits, jerk baits, and jigs.

Fishing with Capt. Conway, Hugh Kent had 38 bluegill, 3 shellcracker, and 1
bass. Carolyn Conway had 31 bluegill, 1 shellcracker, 2 yellow perch, and
1 bass.



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