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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 11, 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 13, 2018

POTOMAC RIVER - D.C. - Bass are being taken on crankbaits and topwater lures along the Virginia shoreline from Key bridge to Chain Bridge, while blue catfish are taking cut bait, clam snouts and live perch on the bottom. Downriver, bass are holding on dropoffs, bridge pilings and wood cover. Buzzbaits, frogs and Baby Torpedos are working well early and late in the day, while spinnerbaits and Berkley Power Worms are the better choice later. Jig 'n pig baits are preferred for working dropoffs in swift moving tides. Better areas include the Virginia shoreline from National Airport to Memorial Bridge and the War College Wall in Washington Channel. Nightcrawlers fished on the bottom around the Woodrow Wilson Bridge can result in bushel baskets of catfish in a few hours.

POTOMAC RIVER - BELOW WOODROW WILSON BRIDGE - On the main river, bass are orienting to bottom structure, grass beds and wood cover. Lots of 2-4 pound bass are taking crankbaits, plastic worms, jig 'n pig and topwater baits.

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 12, 2018

Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER: Chris Hicks reports the water is clearing and warm (almost 80 degrees) at Port Royal, and anglers are catching small bass again after the recent heavy rains, although catfishing is slow. A new phenomenon is late-night bowhunting, with surprising hauls or gar, carp, catfish and even snakeheads. The biggest challenge, according to Hicks, is mosquitoes

POTOMAC RIVER: Reel Bass Adventures reports bridge pilings from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge well into D.C. waters are producing good bass when fished with small, deep-diving crank baits or finesse worms.

Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – July 11, 2018

Posted on July 11, 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 high 80’s in the main lake on Wednesday
(7/11/2018). 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

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 on flats, on drop-offs and in channels in the
main lake, especially near wood cover, while some crappie were in the lower
parts of major creeks.


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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

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Amanda Lloyd Thompson‎ to Kickin Bass Special Olympics Tournament Updates

Here are the final standings from today!! Thank you ALL for yet another great tournament (despite the weather!) Congratulations to all of our winning teams, have a great weekend folks!

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