Point Marina September Outlook
September is TRANSITION TIME
here on the lake. In the early part of the month the fish will
spend the majority of their time in deep water. As the month
goes on and the water temps start to cool off, they will start
making a move towards the backs of creeks following baitfish.
OVERVIEW - Throughout the state, the lower
temperatures will accomplish three things: lower the water
temperatures, cause the fish to head to the backs of the
creeks, chasing baitfish, and make the fish much more
aggressive in feeding.
POTOMAC RIVER - D.C. - Above Key Bridge, fish
the Virginia shoreline for good numbers of smallmouth and
largemouth bass, and the coves for schools of crappie.
RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER: Chris Hicks reports fishing is still a
challenge, with summer-like weather and fall patterns. Big
catfish (50–60 pounds) are still available at night, but
an abundance of shad and herring in the water near
Tappahannock has hampered bass fishing. This weekend’s
expected cooler weather should help.
Fishing Report by the Green Top Professionals September 22,
remains red hot! Blue
also being boated , along with Yellowfin,
tends to improve in Oct. Deep dropping for Blueline
is good right now also.
upper James came up slightly, making the current elevation at
4.18′ @ the Richmond Westham gauge. This has put a
slight stain to the water, which typically improves the
fishing. Faster,larger baits, can be employed with success.