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National Weather Service Forecast Lake Anna Area

 Washington DC, Reagan National Airport

(KDCANOAA Weather Radar from Sterling VA

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Lake Anna State Park

6800 Lawyers Rd., Spotsylvania, VA 22551;

Phone: 540-854-5503;


Leesylvania State Park

2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr.,

Woodbridge, VA

22191; Phone: 703-730-8205;


Fishing Reports




VDGIF Outdoor Report

Maryland Fishing Report – Mar 20

Weekly Fishing Report: + March 2019 Outlook

Steve Chaconas National Bass Guide Service

A Change of Season
Over a matter of 10 days, water temps have soared. Longer days and sunshine have moved fish from late winter to early spring. Activate lures, look for grass, but maintain slow presentations.
More sun this week and longer days will continue to keep driving water temperatures above 55 degrees. Highs creeping from 50 to the upper 50s until the weekend. Overnight lows warming to around 40.Milfoil and coontail grasses are emerging up to 6 inches tall.
The patterns of winter will still produce, but fish are loving the weather and have moved to flats near creek mouths. Time to break out lipless crankbaits, spinnerbaits and jerkbaits.

MARCH 2019
This month brings the widest swing…early it fishes like late winter. By month’s end, it’s early spring! It’s transition time. Fish are moving. After last year’s sparse grass, look for grass beginning to green up in those areas first. Don’t ignore hard cover, drops, points and inside creek bends in creek mouths and river points! Fish stage in creek mouths like Swan, Piscataway, Broad, Dogue and Little Hunting before going to spawning areas. Bryan’s Cove across from Mount Vernon is a good early spring spot. Areas warmed by sun will be best!

FISHING REPORT By Charlie Taylor



Fishing Report - March 22, 2019

POTOMAC RIVER - D.C. - Fletcher's Boat House reports high water, but that a few herring are in and striped bass to 48 inches are present in the river. A few American shad and lots of hickory shad are also being observed, but the fluctuating water height and temperatures are not helping the white perch run. Big catfish are biting well on fresh, cut gizzard shad. Slow-rolled spinnerbaits, rattling crankbaits and plastics are taking some bass throughout the city. Most of the bass are located on shallow, rock or gravel points and banks, adjacent to deeper water. As the sun warms the water, the bass come into the shallows to feed. Better areas for bass are Columbia Island Lagoon, Blue Plains, Oxon Cove, Washington Channel, Four Mile Run and the Spoils.

POTOMAC RIVER - BELOW WOODROW WILSON BRIDGE - Some nice bass are being caught. Most of the fish are being caught in the back ends of coves on sandy or gravel banks, or on main river gravel or rock points. Grass and lily pad beds are also producing good fish.


Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER: Chris Hicks reports clear water and good bass fishing, with anglers bringing in one bass over 6 pounds and another over 5 last weekend.

POTOMAC RIVER: Reel Bass Adventures reports water temperatures are in the 50s and there is a strong crank bait bite around hard cover. Use a small, deep-diving crank bait over rocks and wrecks

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Wet Line Productions

WLPCBS season opener winners Preston Cox & Larry Wollershiem with 17.59 lbs anchored with a 6.23 Big Fish. Congratulations! 2nd place went to Scott & Brian Conners with 15.03 lbs, 3rd Place team Mike Townsend & Sam Shelack weighing in 14.35 lbs.4th Place went to Gene Hall & Caleb Hall 12.97 lbs, 5th Place Carl Wiegand weighing 12.19 lbs. Awesome support yet again by the angling community for a great cause. Today’s event supported the Partlow Ruritan Club. Thank you to all who assisted the crew today, and a huge shoutout to High Point Marina staff for the awesome hospitality!

2019 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods

Ed Dustin‎ to Potomac River Battle Series

October 31, 2018


April 6 Saturday T.D. Bass
Va Top 100
Registration Deadlines Approaching:
15 days till 1st Potomac
30 days till 1st SML

April 28 Sunday
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2 weeks away from our season opener. WLPCBS looks forward to seeing everyone for this exciting new season #2. We hope to see you on March 16,2019 Highpoint marina.

Wet Line Productions

Nonprofit Organization

Wet Line Productions

Presenting the 2019 Charity Bass Series... with higher payouts, more tournaments, and best of all, its all for charity!

Did we mention that we will be crowning a TOY in 2019 as well?! All you have to do is fish 6 events to be eligible!

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‎‎ to Virginia Bass League

Open tournament . No restrictions on boats standard BASS rules ( a complete list of rules will be posted). Safety equipment and Livewells are required.
$80. Per team
$20 big Fish per team
Trophies 1-2-3 and BF
Rocky Sylvester

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Sturgeon Creek Marina


Updated: March 21st, 2019 by Stan Cobb

(Next Update: March 29, 2019)

Saltwater- Folks have been doing well catching loads of nice Tautog.  The ocean wrecks have been responsible for the majority of these catches. The offshore boats have caught a few wahoo, and good numbers of Blackfin Tuna. Bluefin reports have slowed this week. Surf fishing along the Outer Banks has produced some Blow toads, and Sea mullet.  There were Red Drum, and Puppy Drum caught from the point at Hatteras.

Freshwater- Bass fishing has really taken off in many places. Smith Mountain Lake produced a 25 lb winning bag, along with several 20+lb bags weighed in. Lake Gaston has been producing quality Bass over the past 2 weeks, despite reports of muddy, or heavily stained water. Kerr is clearing up, especially in the lower lake. Several 18-19 lb bags have been reported by Green Top customers. Chatterbaits, spinnerbaits, jerkbaits, and jigs have been the most widely reported lures in these lakes. Quality catches of Bass continue to occur at Anna, also. Carolina rigs are starting to be thrown more now. One of the hottest places to fish right now, is the tidal James. The Shad run is occurring, and catches are being reported from the Richmond area of the James. Anglers on the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers are also reporting an increase in the Shad run.

Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – March 20, 2019

Posted on March 20, 2019 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 mid 50’s in the lower main lake on Wednesday (3/20/2019) and slightly higher in the major creeks. Temperatures had dropped since Sunday, but will probably be fairly stable over the next several days. The lake level was about 1 inch above the top of the dam. The water was light brown and slightly cloudy in the central lake.

Some blue cats and bullheads were along drop-offs and in channels in the main lake while others had dispersed onto flats and into creeks. When active, cats were hitting live minnows and cut bait. Some crappie were still on drop-offs and in channels in the main lake, especially near wood cover, but many have begun moving into the major creeks and the upper end of the lake, especially on sunny days.

McCotter's Lake Anna Guide Service With the start of the tournament season upon us (I think Fishers of Men visits this weekend) I wanted to wish everyone good luck as well as try and get a little more regular with a fishing report/forecast. So good luck this weekend and this season, and I hope you find something helpful in our reports.

McCotter's Lake Anna Guide Service March Fishing Forecast

Overview: Lake Anna is slightly above full pool on the main lake with water temperatures ranging from 42-54 depending on the region and amount of runoff. The up lake region is coolest with the most stained water after nearly five inches of rain fell in the watershed last week. Mid lake is slightly stained and 45-48 on most afternoons. Down lake is 47-53 with visibility down to four feet in most areas. Overwintering threadfin shad have begun to move out of the mid lake region, though many still remain. Bass, striper, wiper, crappie and white perch are still on this bait. The hot zone of bait is from 208 region down to the power plant.

Spring is right around the corner. Dont miss out!
We have limited dates on the Susquehanna and upper Potomac. Contact us today to book your trip!

February 20 at 4:08 PM

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Dedicated to the love of bass fishing and raising awareness and interest in the sport of fishing.

Frank Schlenter

Donald Barker and Frank Schlenter had a great Tuesday, 3/19/2019 on the Potomac River. Here are a few of the big ones and we had a 20lb+ bag.


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New Horizon Bass Anglers

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Jim Hemby Striper Guide Lake Anna Daily Journal

Potomac River Fishing Report FB Page

Kerr/Buggs Lake Information

The Boathouse at Fletchers Cove

What's Happening at Fletcher's Boathouse

FishermansPost – Hatteras – Ocracoke Outerbanks fishing reports & information

West Virginia Stream Conditions

Weekly Fishing Report -- Updated every Wednesday afternoon

132 Boat Ramps and
Access Points!

Maryland Department of Natural Resources 

Fishing and Boating Services 
                     2018-2019 Commercial Yellow Perch Temporary Opening On The Upper Bay                Effective March 20, 2019

The secretary of Maryland Department of Natural Resources pursuant to Code of Maryland Regulations announces that the 2018-19 commercial yellow perch fishery on the upper bay will open on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 12:01 a.m. The fishery will close on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

The commercial yellow perch fishery on the Patuxent River will remain open and is subject to closure by public notice when the harvest target is projected to be met or when the fishery closes on March 31, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.

The commercial yellow perch fishery on the Chester River will remain closed.

All other rules remain the same.


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Lake Anna Giants are starting to show up to the scales!!

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