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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;

Fishing Reports

VDGIF Outdoor Report

Maryland Fishing Report – May 15

Trout Stocking: May 13, 2019

Weekly Fishing Report:

Steve Chaconas National Bass Guide Service

If it hasn’t happened by now, we can expect waves of spawners to move up this week. So, time to fish bedding areas slowly and deliberately.
Near 90 to start the week, with temperatures falling to the low to mid 70s before returning to the mid 80s on Thursday. Overnight lows in the 60 degree range. Possible morning thunderstorms on Thursday in the mid 80s. 80s for Friday and rising into the weekend. 
Without Potomac grass beds, spawners can be difficult to target. However go with the flow. Emerging spadderdock, wood cover, and docks provide great areas for fish to stage near spawning flats. Otherwise, look for bottom irregularities. A slight drop in depth is all fish need to hold. 
Fish near drops are falling prey to drop shot, shaky head, Neko rigs and other soft plastic presentations. Split shot and Carolina rigs are a great way to cover flats where fish will be spawning. Use Power Poles to lock down once bites happen. 
Start presentations in shallow areas and work deliberately down drops. Attractants like Jack’s Juice Bait Spray encourage fish to hold on longer. 
With high morning tides, go to pads and docks. Buzzbaits are working. Try replacing the skirt with a soft plastic toad bait. This will make it easier to keep the bait up and slower. Fish are going to be either up on the marsh banks or on pad edges. Also cast parallel to docks and make repeated casts to aggravate fish into biting. 


FISHING REPORT By Charlie Taylor



Fishing Report - May 17, 2019

OVERVIEW - With the deluge of rain throughout the state this week, fishing should be slightly off for a while as large slugs of water come roaring down all the rivers. High and muddy water will be the state of things for the coming week.

POTOMAC RIVER - D.C. - Prior to the recent rains and high water, small stripers, American shad and large catfish were the fare at Fletcher's Boathouse. Cut gizzard shad chunks were taking the stripers and catfish, while shad darts and small gold spoons were tempting the shad. This has been a good year for the American shad, while the smaller hickory shad are scarce. This is despite the heavy rains and swift current. Downstream, bass have been hugging the riprap above Columbia Island, main river bridge pilings, and rocky points. Catfish are available to anglers fishing flats adjacent to the channel, on chicken livers, cut bait and clam snouts. The Spoils has been producing quality bass on plastic tubes and creature baits. Lots of bass are being taken from the War College Wall in Washington Channel on Rat-L-Traps, plastic creature baits, spinnerbaits and topwater baits.


Fishing Report

Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star


POTOMAC RIVER: Reel Bass Adventures reports waters are clearing and the bass bite remains steady. Spatterdock pads have good bass that will strike a chatter bait, shallow running crank bait and plastic worms. Wood continues to give up good bass to slowly fished plastic worms and creature baits. More and more grass is showing up and rattle trap type baits and wacky rigged worms worked through the grasses will turn up bass and an occasional snakehead.

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: May 16th, 2019 by Stan Cobb

(Next Update: May 24th, 2019) 

Saltwater- There's been a surge of large Black Drum over the last week, from both the seaside of the Eastern Shore,and inside the bay. The bay bite has been from the CBBT, to Cape Charles, with 70 lbers caught! Fresh clam has been outstanding. The Reds are biting well also, but the Blacks made the bigger headlines this week. Along with the Drum, anglers have been hooking up with Sheepshead. Some of the Sheeps have hit the 12-14 lb range. The better Flounder catches are still coming  from the Eastern Shore. Lynnhaven Inlet is giving up good catches of Flounder. Buckroe Beach pier is reporting small Spot, Croaker, Bluefish,  Sea Mullet, and Trout. Croakers have been slow to show in the regular places, but that should change soon. Speckled Trout are still being caught by surf anglers from Nags Head to Va. Beach. Surf anglers in Avon and Hatteras, are pulling in Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Sea Mullet, and Pompano. The offshore fleet is reporting Mahi, Wahoo, and Blackfin Tuna. 

Freshwater - The Stripers at Anna have been on fire. Guide Jim Hemby is reporting using up 250 baits in several hours. The Stripers are also biting well at Kerr, as they are still performing their spawning rituals. The Bass in Kerr, Anna, and Gaston, are in post spawn mode, for the most part. The boat docks are producing good fish at Gaston,  and Anna. The Shad spawn is occurring in many of the larger lakes. The Bluegills are beginning their spawning procedures,  and the Blueback Herring are also beginning to perform their spawning rituals. While approaching these areas of the spawning feeder fish, flukes, wacky rigs, and topwaters are usually great producers of nearby Bass. The  Crappie are starting g to school up in large groups again, as they are done with their spawning duties. This is happening pretty much everywhere. The tidal rivers are on fire! The Chick and James have been producing incredible bags of Bass lately. continue>>>>>

Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – May 15, 2019

Posted on May 15, 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 high 60’s to low 70’s in the lower main lake and slightly higher in the major creeks on Wednesday (5/15/2019). The lake level was about 8 inches above the top of the dam. The water was medium brown and slightly cloudy in the central lake, and very cloudy along many downwind shorelines. Many creeks and some shorelines were hard to fish due to clumps of filamentous algae.

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 and others were in the main lake, in both cases frequently near wood cover in shallow to moderate depths. continue>>>

McCotter's Lake Anna Guide Service With the start of the tournament season upon us (I think Fishers of Men visits this weekend) I wanted to wish everyone good luck as well as try and get a little more regular with a fishing report/forecast. So good luck this weekend and this season, and I hope you find something helpful in our reports.

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