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LOCAL WEATHER AND TIDES FOR POTOMAC
6800 Lawyers Rd., Spotsylvania, VA 22551;
2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr.,
22191; Phone: 703-730-8205;
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!
GREEN TOP FISHING REPORT Not available due to Green Top making change in web site
Updated: June 13th, 2019 by Stan Cobb
(Next Update: June 21th, 2019)
Saltwater- Cobia are hard and heavy, and will continue throughout the summer. Lately, with the rough conditions, chumming has been super productive. Eels are what most use at the end of a hook, but live fish, such as Croaker, are excellent. The problem there, is that the Croakers have been hard to find. At least, the good sized ones have been. Use plenty of chum, as to make the scent trail as strong as possible. Be prepared to tangle with sharks, however, as they love Eels, and are attracted to the chum slick/scent. The Drum action has slowed this week, primarily due to the rough conditions. There are plenty around however, it's just that they haven't been spotted along the surface much this week. The Flounder reports have slowed also, over the past week. June is typically a great month for the bigger Flounder at the bridge tunnel. The Cell usually starts to pick up about now also continue>>>>>
Freshwater- The upper James has returned to elevated and muddy conditions, making things difficult for fishing and navigating, over the last few days. Prior to that, the topwater bite has been good for the Smallmouth. The lower James remains consistent for the Largemouth, as Bass relate to early summer patterns. They are being caught along the main river, inside the creeks, and inside the pits still. The Chickahominy river and lake continue to provide trophy opportunities for Bass. Topwater action, such as grass frogs, soft plastics on Texas rigs and shaky heads, and crankbaits, are the staples once warm weather settles in. It seems as though the Snakehead has gained quite a bit of popularity along the Potomac River. Continue>>>>>
Steve Chaconas National Bass Guide Service
A spinning rod works well with 20 pound Gamma Torque braid along with a 10 pound test Edge fluorocarbon leader. Beef up the leader for fishing over grass. Make long casts when the water is clear, otherwise cast past targets and work the bait to them. Texas rig and use a twitch and slight pause presentation. There are many cadences that will work under varying conditions. Experiment a bit. As for colors, white is great in clear water or in stained water on sunny days. For very clear water, try more shad patterns and some chartreuse. Even black baits will catch fish when there is low light or stained water.
FISHING REPORT By Charlie Taylor
CONTAINS REPORTS FOR MOST LAKES, RESERVOIRS
AND RIVERS AROUND THE STATE
Fishing Report - June 21, 2019
POTOMAC 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 - BELOW WOODROW WILSON BRIDGE - Largemouth bass are firmly entrenched in the available grass beds, both in the main river and in the creeks. Buzzbaits, plastic frogs, Senkos & spinnerbaits, worked over and around the grass on higher tides will take limits of 2-6 pound bass, while dark colored plastic worms, swim jigs and Senkos seem to work better on falling tides. continue>>>>>>
RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER: See charlietaylorfishing.com.
POTOMAC RIVER: Reel Bass Adventures reports tournaments continue to swarm the river and if you avoid heavily pressured community holes good bass catches are available on isolated grass beds with chatter baits and creature baits. Throwing buzz baits and shallow running crank baits along spatterdock edges will draw strikes. A consistent .producer has been lay downs fished with finesse worms or small jig-and-craw combos. The blue gill bite remains strong for fly rodders using small poppers.
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 70’s to low 80’s in the lower main lake and in the major creeks on Wednesday (6/19/2019). The lake level was about 6 inches above the top of the dam. The water was medium brown and slightly cloudy in the central lake, and more cloudy along some downwind shorelines.
Some blue cats and bullheads were along drop-offs and in
channels in the
McCotter's Lake Anna Guide
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