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Outdoor Report - August 20, 2014

Fishing has been up and down depending on where you are. The saltwater scene continues to improve. Bass fishing slowed down as did pond fishing.

Rappahannock River--- There is reportedly work being done at the City Dock now. Keep that in mind if you want to launch there. It is closed to boat launching until at least September.

Upriver the fishing slowed down quite a bit. You have to fish early or late to get into any good action. Downriver the catfish bite is very good eating size fish. Use cutbait. Donna at Ken’s Tackle in Spotsylvania reported that the catfish action for larger fish was good using eels. Some catfish weighing 15-30 pounds were caught.

Potomac River— Ken’s Tackle in Spotsylvania reported fair croaker using squid.  White perch are hitting small spoons dragged along shoals and they are hitting shrimp as well. Look for the perch in the creeks over the next month. Try small spinners for them.

We have not heard of any small bluefish or puppy drum in our area yet.

Mark Fike



Inland waters

Pond action slowed down for many anglers but a few did quite well. Donna from Ken’s Tackle reported a citation 25 inch bass caught on a Rebel Frog lure. She also reported nice crappie caught on large minnows in ponds.

Motts Run had no report.

Lake Anna reportedly is seeing some decent bass and crappie on rubber frogs and worms. If you fish Anna hit the lake mid-week. Too many tubers and boaters are spooking the fish on the weekend.
Saltwater

The flounder bite continues to be super in the lower bay. Cobia anglers are having a great season too with fish weighing up to 50 pounds or better.

Captain Ryan Rogers of the Midnight Sun 804-580-0245 put another client on a citation Spanish mackerel. This one weighed 4 pounds and measured over 25 inches. The Spanish are hit or miss still in the Point Lookout area although some anglers are catching them further up the bay and some down the bay. Change up the color of your spoons to determine what they want. A larger class of bluefish are in the bay now with some pretty fish being caught. Try smoking a bluefish that is kept on ice right up until it goes in the smoker. You will be pleasantly surprised with the results.

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