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Weekly Fishing Report: Water is Cooling
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FISHING REPORT By Charlie Taylor
CONTAINS REPORTS FOR MOST LAKES, RESERVOIRS AND RIVERS AROUND THE STATE
Fishing Report - July 13, 2018
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.
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.
JUNE OUTLOOK Anna Point Marina
The Sunday Morning Bass Series kicked off on
Sunday May 6 and will be held every Sunday all the way through
Sunday September 30. These 5 hour event have become very popular
over the past few years.
best top water bite of the year is upon us, the spawn is over and
the females have recovered and are hungry. From first light until
the sun gets high, you can chase shady pockets with buzz baits,
poppers, walking baits and wake baits, catching fish the entire
time. On overcast days it can last all day long.
small minnow rigged under a slip bobber with minimal weight (just
enough to keep minnow in place) or an abundance of artificial
baits. Mt favorite is a 2" Big Bite Lures Curly Tail Grub
rigged on a Mizmo 1/16oz jig head in Tractor Green, Green Weenie,
Back/Blue Chart Tail and Wally World.
This is one of my favorite times of year to chase
striper, the shad and herring have finished their spawn and soon
there will be pods of fry everywhere and they will be eating as
much as possible every chance they get.
LAKE LEVEL- FULL POOL
TEMPS & CLARITY
DOWN LAKE- 77-79 Degrees CLEAR
MID LAKE- 77-79 Degrees SLIGHT STAIN
UP LAKE-78-81 MODERATE STAIN
Anna Point Marina/Fish Tales Tackle Manager
RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER: Chris Hicks reports the water is clearing and warm (almost 80 degrees) at Port Royal, and anglers are catching small bass again after the recent heavy rains, although catfishing is slow. A new phenomenon is late-night bowhunting, with surprising hauls or gar, carp, catfish and even snakeheads. The biggest challenge, according to Hicks, is mosquitoes
POTOMAC RIVER: Reel Bass Adventures reports bridge pilings from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge well into D.C. waters are producing good bass when fished with small, deep-diving crank baits or finesse worms.
Capt. Art Conway of Conway’s River Rat
Guide Service (804-514-1486) out of
Blue cats and bullheads were scattered on flats,
along drop-offs, and in
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