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National Weather Service Forecast Lake Anna Area

 Washington DC, Reagan National Airport

(KDCANOAA Weather Radar from Sterling VA

> Tide Tables & Charts > Potomac River > Washington D.C. Tides

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;


Advisory issued for harmful Lake Anna algae blooms

VDGIF Outdoor Report

Maryland Fishing Report –August 21


2019 BATTLE OF THE BORDER WILDCARD TEAM (40 Spots Open) 17 spots still available

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  2. Jim Troyer / James Almand

  3. Ed Moore / Robert Bruce

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  5. Rickey Mummert / John King

  6. Troy Hotaling / Matt Blackmon

  7. Brennan Donnelly / Joey Branch

  8. Ray Emery / Meaghan Emery

  9. Shannon Spradlin / Keith Butler

  10. Jonathan Miller / Kevin Hollasch

  11. Edwin Hall / Steve Powell

  12. Mike Kingrey / Kimber Kingrey

  13. David Moffett / Tommy Dyson

  14. Barry Kingrey / TBD

  15. Steve Starkey / Richard Bright

  16. Tyler Wilcox / Nate Martin

  17. Kermit Crowder / Cathy Crowder

  18. Al Kellert / John Sawicki

  19. Cody Girouard / Dale Skidmore

  20. Brian Kline / Virgil Bagwell

  21. Lynn Miller / Craig Sanders

  22. Shane Majewski / Marshall Majewski

  23. Ryan Russell / Scott Kline

Woods & Waters Magazine ·

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Updated: August 22, 2019 by Stan Cobb

(Next Update: August 29, 2019)

Saltwater - Bay fishing is good and is about to get better for many species. Many feel that the Cobia fishing is best in late August and through September. Many charters are reporting limits everyday, and fish up to 65 lbs were caught in the last week. Sight casting with live Eels is still the most reliable way to trigger strikes. There hasn't been many reports of Red Drum roaming about this week, but this shouldn't last long. Soon they will be inhabiting hard structures, like the artificial reefs. As mentioned earlier, many of the bay species will get better as we enter September, except for the Spadefish inside the bay. Continue>>>>>-

Freshwater On the freshwater scene, the bait is on the move! Anglers should be prepared to explore the upper reaches of their lakes, as this is where the coolest water is, generally. Downsizing is also a good tactic, as these transition Bass can be size selective. Small crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and small worms such as ringworms, work well. The upper reaches usually have a slight stain to them, making the fish less spooky, and shallower. Know the lake levels however, as the lack of rainfall can make navigating these upper reaches difficult sometimes. Lakes like Kerr have power generation, which also draws the levels down. The current elevation of Kerr Lake is 299.74'. This is right at normal level, or full pool. The upper reaches of Kerr has many sandbars where the Dan and Staunton rivers enter the lake. Extreme caution is advised when entering these areas. Crankbaits are playing a major role in Bass catches right now and will continue throughout the late summer and fall. Shallow , mid depth, and deep areas should be explored, but the 8-12' depths are usually the most productive. Continue>>>>>

Weekly Fishing Report:

Steve Chaconas National Bass Guide Service

Lots of Pressure
Watching water temperature is key this week. But another factor will be the large tournaments that fished last weekend and the even bigger tournament that will be held this week. Grass beds are being picked through and are crowded. 
Upper 90s to start the week with mid 90s the rest of the week. Overnight lows will be in the low 70s. Chance of storms Tuesday and Wednesday. Water temperature is still in the mid 80s.
Don’t look for the cool down just yet. Fish are on grass flats and relating to hard cover like docks in other areas. The key is to fish slowly. 

The best slow technique on the river is drop shot. It can be fished in grass, around wood and under docks. It’s not just a deep water presentation. Shallow shotting is very effective. Use heavier line set ups around grass, like either Gamma Torque braid with a 12 pound test edge fluorocarbon leader on spinning gear or just straight 12 pound Edge on casting gear. Use stouter 3/0 hooks with large worms, like 5 inch stickworms. Various colors work, but green pumpkin is best.

FISHING REPORT By Charlie Taylor



Fishing Report - August 23, 2019

  POTOMAC RIVER - D.C. - Crappie are beginning to school around the Fletcher's Cove area with some catches made on small minnows. Catfish are still biting well on nightcrawlers and clam snouts. Smallmouth bass are taking small crankbaits, live crayfish and spinnerbaits along the banks above Fletcher's. The Virginia shoreline is holding good largemouth bass all the way to National Airport. Rattling crankbaits are the preferred baits. Main river bridge pilings are giving up some good fish to patient anglers fishing soft plastic baits and deep diving crankbaits. Washington Channel sea wall is holding crappie schools and some bass. Plastic baits, fished slow, are taking the bass. Deep diving minnow imitating baits and Swimbaits, fished parallel to the War College Wall dropoff are taking some good fish. The cover around Blue Plains and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge are also producing good bass on topwater baits and plastic worms. Occasional snakeheads are taken in the Anacostia, above the bridge. continue>>>>>>

Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – August 21, 2019

Posted on August 21, 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 middle to upper 80’s in the lower main lake and in
the major creeks on Wednesday (8/21/2019). The lake level was a few inches
above the top of the dam and the water was light to medium olive-brown and
slightly to moderately cloudy in the central lake, with more cloudy water
along many shorelines.

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. Early in some mornings
a few crappie were in creeks, along shorelines in the main lake, and on
flats in the main lake, but most crappie were along main lake channel edges,
frequently near wood cover. continue>>>

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