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Weekly Fishing Report June 20, 2018
Fishing Report: Includes
Chaconas National Bass
June 17, 2018
Tides not nearly as
high. Clarity improving. Milfoil Grass is growing but hydrilla is
slow to emerge...that’s a good thing.
temperature is warming to the upper 70s. Very hot on Monday and
Tuesday in the upper 90s. Mid 80s for Wednesday and a chance of
rain on Thursday and Friday into the weekend.
when water is clear. Early morning low tides make for a better
opportunity as lures are closer to fish and there’s low
light. In areas with sparse grass, use 10-pound test Gamma Copoly.
It floats and offers less resistance on the water’s surface
to allow baits to have more action.
Fishing Report - June 22, 2018
RIVER - D.C. - Main river bridge pilings are holding largemouth
bass and catfish. These fish are taking deep-diving crankbaits,
plastic worms and grubs, and jig 'n pig baits on falling tides.
The Washington Channel grassbed is giving up some bass to anglers
working spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, frogs and plastic worms in the
grass. Rattling crankbaits, retrieved parallel to the dropoff, are
also taking some nice fish. The structure outside Blue Plains is
giving up some good bass on plastic worms and frogs, topwater
baits and spinnerbaits. Submerged barges are also giving up bass
to anglers fishing jig 'n pig and plastic baits along the deeper
edges. Fox Ferry pilings are holding lots of good fish. These fish
are taking crankbaits, plastic worms and jig 'n pig on ebb tides.
Topwater baits are taking some fish early and late in the day.
POTOMAC RIVER: Reel
Bass Adventures reports water conditions are great and bass
fishing is good. Top water is always good for bass along marsh
banks, pad fields or grass beds. Buzz baits, whopper ploppers and
chuggers will all draw strikes. Inside edges of grass beds have
bass that like small spinner baits or chatter baits as well as
hard jerk baits. Follow up with large plastic worms. The center of
grass beds produce bass that like large worms, creature baits and
jig-and-craw combos. Decent-size yellow perch also occupy grass
LAKE ANNA: McCotter’s
Lake Anna Guide Service reports water temps in the mid-80s. Bass
anglers should target schooled fish from Route 208 down to the
power plant with soft plastic jerkbaits and topwater plugs as well
as off-shore structure like rocks and brush mid and up lake with
crankbaits and worms.
Posted on June
20, 2018 by Capt.
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
in the middle to high 80’s to low 90’s in the main
Wednesday (6/20/2018). The lake level was about even
with the top of the
dam. The water was dark brown and
moderately cloudy in the central lake.
Blue cats and bullheads were scattered on flats,
along drop-offs, and in
channels in the main lake and in
creeks, and were hitting live minnows and
cut bait. Some
crappie were along shorelines, on flats, on drop-offs and
channels in the main lake, especially near cypress trees and
cover, while some crappie were in the lower parts of
|Fishing forecast: The
wait's over; yellowfin tuna are on the scene
It’s that much-anticipated time of year when
yellowfin tuna invade the waters of the mid-Atlantic. While
numbers have been steadily growing off the coast of northeastern
North Carolina, reports are starting to trickle in of fish being
taken in the Norfolk Canyon – pointing to a continuing
migration to the north.
June action was exceptional for several weeks last
year, with these tasty brutes providing some fast and furious
action all along our coast. Stories of six- and eight-bait spreads
being blown up all at once were more the norm than a rarity.
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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.
Entry fee is $100 per boat
(including big fish) and has an 80% payback with an extended
payout of a reverse 1 in 3 boats.
There is also a
Fall Classic that will be held in October and will be a 100%
payback event. All you have to do to be eligible for the classic
is fish one regular season event.
Contact: Chris Craft or Dave
Fauntleroy 540-895-5900 ext5
As of May 27, we are averaging 21
boats per event.
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.
the early morning feed is over, look for fish to seek out their
own shade under boat docks, inside of the willow grass, around
bridge pilings and deep water. A shakey head rigged with a
straight tail worm is one of the best choices you can make for
fishing around and under boat docks. A wacky rigged stick bait
would be my second choice.
venturing up lake, fish the willow grass along the shoreline.
Typically, the thicker the grass the better. Make long casts with
hollow body frogs and buzz baits, make sure you have some sort of
soft plastic bait to throw in if and when the fish misses your
bait on top. You can also flip/pitch jigs and creature baits
to the grass and around docks.
the end of the month, the top water bite will slow down
drastically and the deep bite will turn on. Deep diving
crankbaits, large Texas rigged worms will become a major player
once this happens. You are going to want to fish these
deeper baits around deep docks, brush piles, rock piles and bridge
The crappie have finished their spawn and are back out in deep
water around bridge pilings, brush piles and just following bait
around the lake.
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.
thing of a morning, you can find them chasing bait to the surface.
A broken back redfin is my favorite bait to entice explosive and
violent strikes from aggressive line sides! A walking bait is fun
to fish, but the hook up percentage is drastically lowered, due to
the just slapping at the bait. The redfin is sub-surface, so you
still get the top water strike, without the heartache of the fish
missing the bait.
the morning surface feed is over, you can either troll them up or
drop spoons to them. If trolling, Chart/Blue or Sexy Shad DD-22's
and Chrome/Blue or Chrome/Black deep diving redfins are both great
choices. If using a redfin, tie a four to six foot leader off of
the center split ring and put a 1/4oz buck tail behind it. Look
for the from the power plant to just up lake from the splits.
LEVEL- FULL POOL
TEMPS & CLARITY
DIKE 3- 80 Degrees CLEAR
LAKE- 77-79 Degrees CLEAR
LAKE- 77-79 Degrees SLIGHT STAIN
LAKE-78-81 MODERATE STAIN
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