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Youth Day is April 5 this year, and apprentice hunters are eligible to hunt, too, if they have an apprentice license and are mentored by a licensed hunter. Only the youth and apprentice hunters may carry a gun on that special day.
April 12-- First day of spring gobbler season- Half hour before sunrise until noon; one bearded gobbler per hunter per day.
Fishing is quite good. Anadromous fish are heading upriver, and pond anglers are taking plenty of fish, as well.
Ken’s Tackle Shop in Spotsylvania reported white perch caught at Little Falls on bloodworms and small minnows. Hickory shad and American shad are being caught at the City Dock in Fredericksburg. So much for a cold winter and a late start to fishing! Rockfish are “catch and release” but plentiful from Fredericksburg downriver. Bloodworms were quite good for bait this week.
Winter Harbor Seafood in Oak Grove reported a big catfish from Machodoc Creek in King George this past week; it weighed 24 pounds. Aqua Land in Southern Maryland also reported good catfish action on the river but not much else yet.
The Old Cossey Pond in Fredericksburg is doing well for trout anglers. Use bright colors and fish on overcast days to get the best action. Local private ponds are giving up nice crappie on minnows and small spinnerbaits. Bass are hitting white spinnerbaits and minnows. Ruffins Pond gave up an 8-pound bass on a white chatterbait.
April 5-- Youth and Apprentice Turkey Hunting Day- Half hour before sunrise until noon; one bearded gobbler per hunter.
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April 5- Youth and Apprentice Turkey Hunting Day. Half hour before sunrise until noon. One bearded gobbler per hunter.
April 12- First day of spring gobbler season. Half hour before sunrise until noon. One bearded gobbler per hunter per day.
Mark and Missy Fike