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Lake Anna State Park

6800 Lawyers Rd., Spotsylvania, VA 22551;

Phone: 540-854-5503;

Email: LakeAnna@dcr.virginia.gov

Leesylvania State Park

2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr.,

Woodbridge, VA

22191; Phone: 703-730-8205;

Email: Leesylvania@dcr.virginia.gov

Fishing Reports

VDGIF Outdoor Report

Maryland Weekly Fishing Report July 18, 2018

Weekly Fishing Report: Water is Cooling

Steve Chaconas National Bass Guide Service

Summertime Bass Fishing

The baits won't change much, but the tides will dictate when and where to fish. Be careful navigating on the VA side just south of Belle Haven Marina...a 1000-foot jetty is being constructed. 

Water is in the mid to upper 80s and is clearing up. Around 90 all week with chance of storms on Monday and Tuesday, mainly in the afternoon, a typical summer forecast.

Swim jigs, chatterbaits, Mann's Baby 1-Minus, poppers and frogs. Anything else is extra baggage. Next week anglers will be greeted with low water. The topwater bite should be very good. In grassy areas, try hollow frogs with Gamma Torque braided line, 60-pound test for casting reels and 30 for spinning gear.

FISHING REPORT By Charlie Taylor


Fishing Report - July 20, 2018

OVERVIEW - A recent incident involving an angler drowning in DC waters brings home a couple of cautions. The angler was fishing alone and was not wearing a PFD. Both of these acts should be taken seriously by all boaters and anglers. Please resolve to NEVER fish or boat alone and NEVER board a boat or dock without a PFD. The inflatable PFDs on the market now are inexpensive and comfortable to wear. More importantly, they automatically inflate and turn the wearers face upright. They will save your life. Please heed this advice and remain safe.

POTOMAC RIVER - D.C. - Fletcher's Boathouse area is giving up some catches of bass and catfish. Downriver, bass are holding on wood cover and structure from Blue Plains to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Main river bridge pilings are excellent places to find bass, using crankbaits, plastic worms and jigs.

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.

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.

    BASS- The 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. 

After 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.

If 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. 

Towards 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 pilings. 
CRAPPIE- 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.

Fish a 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. 

 STRIPER- 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. 

First 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. 

Once 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.


DIKE 3- 80 Degrees CLEAR

DOWN LAKE- 77-79 Degrees CLEAR



Chris Craft

Anna Point Marina/Fish Tales Tackle Manager

540-895-5900 ext5

FISHING REPORT July 19, 2018

Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER: Chris Hicks reports snakeheads may be surpassing bass as the favorite targets near Port Royal, as anglers try to negotiate all the grass in the river. Topwater baits work best in the morning, soft plastics in the evening. Night anglers who once chased catfish have turned to bowfishing, seeking cats, carp and gar in the shallow water.

POTOMAC RIVER: Reel Bass Adventures reports a strong top water bite from early morning through midday with buzz frogs, stick baits and finesse worms producing bass and snakeheads.

Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – July 18, 2018

Posted on July 18, 2018 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 middle 80’s in the main lake on Wednesday
(7/18/2018). The lake level was about an inch above the top of the dam.
The water was medium brown and slightly to moderately cloudy in the central


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Sturgeon Creek Marina added 3 new photos.Here are the tournament results for the Sunday Morning Jackpot June 15th, 2018 :
1st place - Tyrone Guyse & Eddie Avila - 16.71 lbs
BF - Tyrone Guyse & Eddie Avila - 5.15 lbs
2nd place - Dean Perrin &Trey Perrin - 16.01 lbs
3rd place - Steve Campbell & Scott Carn - 14.52 lbs
4th place - Dylan Wood & Mike Wood - 10.66 lbs
5th place - David Blount & Jeff Muller - 9.43 lbs
6th place - Mark Mitchell & Steve Rose - 6.22 lbs
7th place - Alan Alfonso & Jared Allbright - 5.22 lbs
Thanks to all of our participants for coming out and fishing!

Sunday Morning Bass Series
16 Boats

1st- John Moran/Joe Semones 13.19 Pounds
2nd- Chris Craft/Booker Craft 11.23 Pounds
3rd- Dave Everly/Charles Shuck- 10.67 Pounds
4th- Wayne Holder/Mike Wagner 10.08 Pounds
5th- Lewis Williams/Mariley Furrow 7.29 Pounds
6th- Brandon Morris/Kyle Morris 6.42 Pounds
Big Fish- Chris Craft/Booker Craft 5.85 Pounds

Fish Tales
· Sunday Morning Bass Series
19 Boats1st- Brandon Morris/Kyle Morris 13.48 Pounds
2nd- Wayne Holder/Mike Wagner 11.68 Pounds
3rd- Chris Graham/Tyler Graham 11.61 Pounds
4th- Kip Hall/Melvin Bowling 8.77 Pounds
5th- John Doyle/Turner Hart 8.31 Pounds
6th- Dave Everly/Charles Shuck 8.00 Pounds
7th- Wayne Dorman/Jamey Shifflett 7.80 Pounds
Big Fish- Wayne Holder/Mike Wagner 4.46 Pounds

Fish Tales
July 2 at 1:58 PM · Sunday Morning Bass Series
23 Boats
1st- Wayne Holder/Mike Wagner 13.24 Pounds
2nd- Lewis Williams/Mariley Furrow 12.74 Pounds
3rd- Wayne Dorman/Glen Vico 10.80 Pounds
4th- Matt Martin/Josh Hall 10.19 Pounds
5th- Jamey Shifflett 9.83 Pounds
6th- Chris Graham/Tyler Graham 9.69 Pounds
7th- John James/Jeff Gibson 9.44 Pounds
8th- Brandon Morris/Kyle Morris 8.96 Pounds
Big Fish- Wayne Dorman/Glen Vico 5.03 Pounds

The Bassmaster Elite Series is coming to Upper Chesapeake Bay in Harford County, Md. on July 26-29, 2018!

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