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Outdoors Report - April 3, 2013

We are finally getting some decent weather, but it is still unsettled. A recent newscast pointed out that last year in March we had 24 days that registered temperatures over 64 degrees. This year we had none over that temperature in March.

The Rappahannock River was in much better shape this week. Winter Harbor Seafood reported that an angler caught some very nice white perch in the Dogue area of the river. Five were reportedly citation size perch.
Catfish are biting too. The fresher the bait the better. You can try shrimp as well. Shad and herring are on the way and should arrive any day. Remember that a herring moratorium (NO TAKING HERRING) is in place. Once the river goes down things will pick up.

Ken’s Tackle (540-898-1011) reported that shad were mixing in with some white perch at the City Dock and below. The perch were hitting bloodworms. Some catfish were also hitting in the river as well.

Potomac River—we hear that catfish and perch are hitting in the river now but no word on specifically where. The bass should be staging at the creek mouths. Try jig and pigs or jigs with crawfish trailers for them.

Lake Anna gave up some nice bass lately. Jerkbaits and shaky head worms and jigs are doing a great job for those sticking it out.

Local ponds were a bit better for angling. White seemed to be the color of choice for several anglers although a worm made a sunfish bit Ashley Sander’s line. Minnows were taking crappie but you had to put the bait right in their face. A white spinnerbait took the bass’s attention in the accompanying photo.

Hunting
Turkey are seen strutting around local fields. However, calling has been hit or miss. The youth season opens this Saturday but regular season is not till April 13.

Events
April 6 is the Youth Spring Gobbler Day. Youth 15 and younger can hunt that day and must carry the firearm. No adults may shoot or carry firearms. Take a youth hunting and send us a picture of your success!
April 13 is opening day of spring gobbler season, ½ hour before sunrise until noon.

Mark and Missy Fike

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