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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;

VDGIF Outdoor Report

Maryland Fishing Report – July 10

Trout Stocking: May 21, 2019

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

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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Updated: July 5th, 2019 by Stan Cobb

(Next Update: July 12th, 2019)

Saltwater- The Spadefish bite has become quite hot over the last week. Structures like the Cell, and the pilings of the CBBT have been yielding excellent catches. Fresh clam is always better than frozen clam. Many prefer to anchor up current from the structure,  using Clam chum to ignite the bite, and bring the fish shallower. This is especially effective at places like the Cell. Wolf Trap Light is another good structure area. The Cobia bite seems to get better and better as we get deeper into the summer season. Keep live eels at the ready for Cobia along the surface, along with 2-3 oz bucktails. .continue>>>>>

Freshwater- The big news on the freshwater front this week comes from Lake anna, where Ronnie Williams caught an 11.03 Largemouth during the Tuesday night tournament out of Sturgeon Creek Marina.  20.90 lbs was the winning weight, caught by Jeff Muller, and David Blount. This is an example of the evening / night fishing success that can be had, this time of year. Crappie fishing should not be overlooked during the night also. Dropping a submersible light will attract baitfish, which will in turn attract the gamefish. This seems to be more popular at Kerr Lake,  but then again, Kerr is known for outstanding Crappie fishing. 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 12, 2019

POTOMAC RIVER - D.C. - Bass are being taken on crankbaits and topwater lures along the Virginia shoreline from Key bridge to Chain Bridge, while blue catfish are taking cut bait, clam snouts and live perch on the bottom. Downriver, bass are holding on dropoffs, bridge pilings and wood cover. Buzzbaits, frogs and Baby Torpedos are working well early and late in the day, while spinnerbaits and Berkley Power Worms are the better choice later. Jig 'n pig baits are preferred for working dropoffs in swift moving tides. Better areas include the Virginia shoreline from National Airport to Memorial Bridge and the War College Wall in Washington Channel. Nightcrawlers fished on the bottom around the Woodrow Wilson Bridge can result in bushel baskets of catfish in a few hours.The pilings in Columbia Island Marina are holding lots of bass. Weightless plastic stick baits, flipped to the pilings will take the fish.

POTOMAC RIVER - BELOW WOODROW WILSON BRIDGE - On the main river, bass are orienting to bottom structure, grass beds and wood cover. Lots of 2-4 pound bass are taking crankbaits, plastic worms, jig 'n pig and topwater baits. In the creeks, bass are orienting to grass beds, lily pad fields, dropoffs and submerged wood. Falling tides are finding the fish aggressive, taking chartreuse or shad-colored crankbaits, while rising tides find them with their noses buried in the bark of submerged wood or slowly cruising the submerged grass. continue>>>>>>

Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – July 10, 2019

Posted on July 10, 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 in the lower main lake and in the major
creeks on Wednesday (7/10/2019). The lake level was about 4 inches above
the top of the dam and the water was medium olive brown and 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. Some 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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