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LOCAL WEATHER AND TIDES FOR POTOMAC


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;

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 Fishing Report – April 17

Trout Stocking: April 10, 2019





Weekly Fishing Report:

Steve Chaconas National Bass Guide Service

Warmer Water


Warmer water, clearer water. Lots of bait choices but watch the tides for where to fish.

Warm start around 80 with evening showers on Monday. The rest of the week a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the mid 60s before hitting 70 on Friday going into the weekend. Overnight lows on the mid 50s. Water temp staying above 55.

Where to fish according to tides is key. Move toward the shore with higher water and retreat as the tide drops. At higher tides, flooded wood and docks are good targets, but finding grass is key. This is especially important when the tides drop. Fish are moving into scattered emerging grass. At high tides, jigs, tubes and shakyheads are good to pitch to cover and docks. Use 12 pound test Gamma Edge Fluorocarbon tied to 20 pound Torque braid for spinning gear or 12 pound Edge spooled on casting gear. Skip baits under docks and let them sit a bit. Find the right presentation of the day. Hops or drags are a good way to start.

Otherwise stay on the move with chatterjigs, lipless crankbaits, and spinnerbaits to trigger bites. Again all with 12 pound Edge. Contact grass or drag along the bottom. Speed is key, a bit faster in clear water, but in general, slow down. Black/blue chatterjigs with matching trailers have been working, but keep other colors on deck.


APRIL 2019

One of the best months for big Potomac bass!  Fish move up, staging near spawning flats, creek mouths, backs of coves, and out-of-the-current areas! Start slow, then speed up! Moving baits cover water, but once you find what’s holding them, slow with plastic and jig presentations. Dock fishing is starting! Longer days, warmer temperatures make it easier to catch shallow fish.  Look for Milfoil and Water Celery grasses emerging on main river areas above and below the Wilson Bridge, the mouths of Swan, Broad and Piscataway creeks and Washington Channel along Fort McNair…keys to finding and catching bass.  Hard cover, like rip rap, docks, laydowns and barges are places to find bass.


FISHING REPORT By Charlie Taylor

CONTAINS REPORTS FOR MOST LAKES, RESERVOIRS

AND RIVERS AROUND THE STATE

Fishing Report - April 19, 2019

OVERVIEW - Lots of rain predicted for this weekend, creating rising and stained water. Be careful and call ahead before venturing out. Throughout the state, good fish are being caught. Patience and persistence is sometimes necessary, along with an understanding of what fish are doing during this season of the year. The better baits for bass are normally rattling crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic lizards and creature baits. Topwater jerk baits are coming into their own as the water temperatures rise.

POTOMAC RIVER - D.C. - Bass are hitting plastic baits, crankbaits and spinnerbaits, worked in and around any shallow cover from Blue Plains to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Dropoffs are also producing bass on deep-diving crankbaits, Rat-L-Traps, Chatterbaits and plastic baits. Catfish are hitting cut baits throughout the river, when fished on flats adjacent to deep water. Herring, shad, white perch, catfish and stripers are thick around Fletcher's Boathouse area.

FISHING REPORT April 17, 2019

Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER: RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER: POTOMAC RIVER: Reel Bass Adventures reports heavy winds at the beginning of the week caused bass to back off to deeper water. Creek ledges in front of emerging spatterdock pads had good numbers of bass that liked plastic worms, grubs and small medium running crank baits. Crappie fishing slowed a little, but there are many catfish in shallow waters intercepting bass baits.


LAKE ANNA: McCotter’s Lake Anna Guide Service reports water temperatures have reached the magic 60-degree mark and bass and crappie are spawning with striper not far behind. Largemouth bass are moving to shallow areas in the mid and down lake region to spawn. Try soft plastic jerkbaits, crawfish, lizards, or your favorite creature style bait. The hottest zone is from the Route 208 bridge and down.

Brandon Sovick shared a post to the group: Virginia Bass League.

Don Gaskins‎ to Rappahannock River Fishing Report

T.D. Bass
Attention: "Va Top 100" has cancelled its April 20th tournament on Smith Mtn Lake due to lack of participation
T.D. Bass
2nd stop for "Va Top 100" on the Potomac River May 3rd, registration deadline April 28th
Steve Camp
Buggs Results Great job everyone!

Place Team Fish Weight Pen Big Fish Total

1 MATT MARTIN-JOSH HALL 5/5 18.46 18.46
2 RANDY BROUGHMAN-BOBBY KINSEY 5/5 17.96 4.46 17.96
3 BILLY SHELTON-GEORGE LAMBETH 5/5 17.42 5.37 17.42
4 RICHARD ADDY-KELLY PRATT 5/5 17.3 17.3
5 RICHARD OWEN-NICHOLAS BODSFORD 5/5 17.18 4.82 17.18
6 STEVE CAMP-BLAKE SHARP 5/5 16.66 5.56 16.66
7 SCOTT ROGERS-BUTCH CONNER 5/5 16.55 5.05 16.55
8 TODD LANGFORD-TERRY STEVENS 5/5 16.47 5.68 16.47
9 AARON FISHER-SAM FISHER 5/5 16.38 16.38
10 JT PALMORE-BOBBY CRISMAN 5/5 15.94 15.94
11 DON WHEELER-GREG COOPER 5/5 15.78 15.78
12 RON STUDER-KEN WINSTON 5/5 15.74 15.74
13 JAMES PLESSINGER-ALLEN LUCK 5/5 15.73 4.53 15.73
14 JUSTIN DALTON-EMMITT WHITBY 5/5 15.66 15.66
15 BRIAN KIRKPATRICK-EDDIE FORE 5/5 15.4 15.4
16 HEATH JOHNSON-DAVID COOPER 5/5 14.96 14.96
17 LIZ URBAN-THERESA WALSH 5/5 14.65 14.65
18 JOSH WRIGHT-GARRETT GEOUGE 5/5 14.12 14.12
19 CHRIS HARRISON-CONNER HARRISON 5/5 14.02 14.02
20 CHRIS STANLEY-TIM HELMICK 5/4 14.39 0.5 13.89
21 ERIC FERGUSON-CARL MARTIN 5/5 13.87 13.87
22 MATT WOOD-CJ Wood 5/5 13.54 13.54
23 DOUG GRUBBS-BOBBY FINCHAM 5/5 13.46 13.46
23 SCOTT SAWYERS-MITCH MILES 5/5 13.46 13.46
25 CHRIS ATWELL-GARY ATWELL 5/5 13.41 13.41
26 BRIAN GREEN- 5/5 13.4 13.4
27 MIKE HUMINICK-TONY BLACK 5/5 13.38 13.38
28 TYLER FARMER-JOSHUA DUDLEY 5/5 13.37 13.37
29 MARK BELEW-GABE SCOTT 5/5 13.27 13.27
30 JEFF EDWARDS-BRANDON SLAUGHTER 5/5 13.22 13.22
31 TIM CHAFFIN-CURTIS POGGENPOHL 5/5 13.12 13.12
32 VIRGIL BAGWELL-BRIAN KLINE 5/5 13.11 13.11
33 WOO DAVES-CHRIS DAVES 5/5 13.1 5.14 13.1
34 RONNIE ELLIS-GEORGE DAY 5/5 13.03 4.37 13.03
35 CG HICKS-DONNIE HARPER 5/5 12.82 4.3 12.82
36 JOE KREVONICK-RAYMOND NARRON 5/5 12.81 12.81
37 JEFF FRANCIS-BRENT HATTON 5/5 12.79 12.79
38 GLEN BEACHY-STEPHEN CAMPBELL 3/3 12.6 12.6
39 NEVILLE GREEN-JOHN ROBINSON 5/5 12.39 12.39
40 BUBBA PARTIN-DAVE BIVINS 5/5 12.32 12.32
41 JEFF BROWN-TODD DORTON 5/5 12.18 12.18
42 CHRISTIE BRADLEY-GARY SCHEMBS 5/5 12.15 12.15
43 SONNY KYLE-ROBBIE ANDERSON 5/5 12.1 12.1
44 MARC WAGY-JOSH WAGY 5/4 12.39 0.5 11.89
45 TOMMY EARLE-JOE WITTKOPF 5/5 11.86 11.86
46 JUSTIN LEAKE-ALLAN HARVEY 5/5 11.78 11.78
47 MARK TORNAI-JIM JARVIS 5/5 11.64 11.64
48 MONTE ALEMAN-AUDIE MURPHY 5/5 11.52 11.52
49 MICHAEL SHARP-JEREMY WILSON 5/5 11.46 11.46
50 DAVID OWEN-KYLE OWEN 5/5 11.36 11.36
51 SEAN STEPP-CHRIS CARAMEL 5/5 11.35 11.35
52 DONNIE BELL-HAYDEN BELL 5/5 11.33 11.33
53 ROBBIE PATTERSON-HUNTER CROWDER 5/5 11.29 11.29
54 MIKE CLARY-*BOB WOODS 5/5 11.27 11.27
55 SCOTT GRIFFIN-CORY LEONARD 5/5 11.17 11.17
56 KNUCK CROWDER-CATHY CROWDER 5/5 11.14 11.14
57 CODY PIKE-SCOTT BANTON 5/5 11.06 11.06
58 DUBBY CARR-ERIC KUNZ 5/5 11.05 11.05
58 PHILLIP GOULD-KEITH MORING 5/5 11.05 11.05
60 WILLIAM SILVA-LOU LITTLEPAGE 5/5 11.04 11.04
61 LEIDY CLARK-RICKY WEST 5/5 10.65 10.65
61 BRIAN WARSHAWSKY-MIKE CAMPBELL 5/5 10.65 10.65
63 MATTHEW KITE-MIKE CUSTER 6/6 10.4 10.4
64 MIKE COLE-AUSTIN COLE 5/5 10.23 10.23
65 ROBERT BROOKS-RANDY JOHNSON 5/5 10.2 10.2
66 SHANNON SPRADLIN-KEITH BUTLER 5/4 10.65 0.5 10.15
67 DOUG FISHER-RICK PERKINS 5/5 10.09 10.09
68 RYAN BROUGHMAN-CHRIS RICKS 5/5 9.85 9.85
69 ROBBIE GRAHAM-MARLEY GRAHAM 5/5 9.49 9.49
70 STEVE JONES-CHRIS JACKSON 5/5 8.59 8.59
71 JEFF IVEY-MICHELLE ZIMMERMAN 5/5 8.16 8.16
72 STEVEN MCCABE-SHANE PRESCOTT 2/2 6.58 5.25 6.58
73 RYAN BOGGS-KEITH RHODES 0/0 0 0
73 RANDY QUESENBERRY-RANDY CAMERSI 0/0 0 0

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GREEN TOP FISHING REPORT

Saltwater- Updated: April 18th, 2019 by Stan Cobb

(Next Update: April 26th, 2019)

Saltwater- Flounder catches are increasing along the Eastern Shore in areas like, Wachapreague and Chincoteague.Drifting minnows along the drop offs of the shallow flats is productive. Catches have also been made inside Rudee Inlet.Tautog catches continue to be strong, and are being caught from the bridge tunnel now. The bigger Togs are still coming from ocean structures however. Black Drum catches are increasing as we are upon the full moon, as of the 18th.

Freshwater- Bass, in lakes and ponds, are in full spawning mode. Anglers report a big wave of Bass moving up just prior to the weekend. 30 lbs won the 2 day, Mr. Bass event at Lake Gaston. Kenny Wright, and Charlie Seymour were the winners. 18 lbs won the Elite 70 event at Kerr Reservoir. Joh Hall, and Matt Martin were the winners. Many anglers report targeting bedding fish at both events. Bass at Anna are in spawning mode also. The Stripers are making their spawning run at Kerr. These fish make long runs into the headwaters of the lake. Both the Dan, and Staunton rivers attract the Stripers. Stripers are being caught well at Anna also.

Chickahominy Lake Fishing Report – April 17, 2019

Posted on April 17, 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 low 70’s in the lower main lake and major creeks on Wednesday (4/17/2019). The lake level was about 5 inches above the top of the dam. The water was medium brown and clear in the central lake, and cloudy along downwind 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. Some crappie remained in creeks, but many crappie had moved out of the major creeks and were spawning on wood cover on flats in the main lake. Active crappie were hitting live minnows, Wright Bait Co. and Southern Pro curlytail jigs, small tubes, Kalin crappie scrubs, and small swim baits. Yellow and white perch were scattered or in loose aggregates on deep flats, drop-offs, and channels in the main lake, with some moving into major creeks.

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.

Jason Shay


Susquehanna Smallmouth Solutions

The wind may make it difficult to feel the bite and the cold may make it difficult to feel your fingers. But a fish like this will make you forget about all that. Keith caught this beauty with Jason yesterday. Persistence always pays off. Great catch!

McCotter's Lake Anna Guide Service
22 hrs · Cordell Tobin, with his lucky Woods & Waters Magazine cap, caught all these for a 20-pound limit today. Most were caught using a FITT Premium Lures Chilly Willy. He also had the LKA Grand Slam by 9:36.

Overfishing assessment may lead Virginia to ban recreational fishing for striped bass

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



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West Virginia Stream Conditions

Weekly Fishing Report -- Updated every Wednesday afternoon

POTOMAC RIVER
132 Boat Ramps and
Access Points!

Bass Pro Shops Ashland

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Sturgeon Creek Marina


Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Upcoming Youth Fishing Rodeos

Youth fishing rodeos are great events to introduce a child to fishing, even if you've never been fishing yourself. Typically held at small ponds or lakes, the rodeos are aimed at helping beginners catch a fish! 

Fishing rodeos scheduled for March and April are listed below; a full listing is available here.

Virginia offers some of the best early season turkey hunting opportunities in the eastern region.


Chris Young, Bill Dance, Jimmy Houston and Roland Martin invite you to join them to “Cast for a Cure.” This BIG BASS tournament will take place on Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville, TN June 1, 2019. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for anglers to fish alongside Th3 Legends, country musician Chris Young & other celebs— CHILDREN ARE FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Party in the Park 10A - 1P Food & Fun



Welcome to the NHBA group. Group members are encouraged to post and interact with other members.

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

New Horizon Bass Anglers
Upcoming Tournaments
April 18, Lake Anna, Midweek
April 27 & 28, Kerr Reservoir
May 1, Leesylvania, Midweek
May 4 & 5, Leesylvania
















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