- Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 10:17
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“Opening day was good to me and James Bub Jackson of Powershot Production (www.pshunting.com) with a double. We had lots of gobbling. There were plenty of turkeys, so we are going to have to slow down and hunt more patiently.”
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 09:39
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Fishing continues to be quite good in our area; many species are nearing the top of their activity, except for saltwater. Warmer water will turn those fish on very soon.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:40
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Anyone who ventures outdoors, or anyone who lives with someone that does should read this article. It is getting warm out there, and ticks are definitely out and about. My wife and I went turkey hunting for a few hours this past Saturday, and when we came home, she found five ticks on her.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:36
- Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:25
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Fishing is quite good for all freshwater species now.
Rappahannock River – Ken’s Tackle Shop in Spotsylvania reported white perch and hickory shad caught at the Fredericksburg City Dock. Hickory shad and American shad are being caught upstream of Falmouth. Stripers are also still being caught as they run upstream to spawn. Bass are still being caught in the river, although our reports are fewer this week. A few catfish are biting in the river.
Potomac River – There have been plenty of catfish caught in the river. Some anglers are reporting striper upriver, too; they are spawning. Some anecdotal reports tell of a few white perch in creeks. We are also hearing of bass now being caught in the tribs of the river. Use plastics and jigs to catch the fish on woody structures.
Ponds – Crappie are hitting quite well on jigs and minnows. Bass are spawn and pre-spawn this week, depending on the water temperatures.
Old Cossey Pond was still great for trout. Super Dupers and Magnum worms, meal worms and red wigglers were good baits.
Motts Run is now open. They report good crappie action off the piers this past week.
Lake Anna – The crappie bite is VERY good in grassy areas as the fish are spawning. Use jigs or minnows. Try uplake.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:24
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Years ago, I was friends with a Marine stationed at Quantico, and he had access to a property in Westmoreland County that had a pond on it and some outstanding turkey hunting. He gave me a call one evening and proposed a “blast and cast” trip to the property where we would hopefully bag a turkey and then go cast for some fish.