- Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00
- Published on Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00
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Ken’s (898-1011) reported that snakeheads are biting very well on topwater. Try artificial frogs and weedless lures. Bass are still hitting in the grass and some bass are transitioning to woody structure back in the creeks.
Aqualand (301-259-0572) had reports of lots of fish being caught. Catfish are hitting all over again. Good sized croaker were biting well on squid. Some nice perch are taking small lures and bait and small but keeper puppy drum (over 18 inches) are being caught and taken home. Some rockfish are hitting but most are throwbacks.
Rollins Seafood (540-663-3597) in King George reported very nice crabs being caught. Hopefully they will remain so the rest of the year. Rollins also reported that anglers could get some of the nicest croaker of the year on shrimp out in the river. They are very beautiful fish.
Catfish are hitting well Try fresh bream or perch cut or whole. Bass fishing is starting to become consistent. Try plastics around woody structure on a moving tide.
Motts Run Reservoir (540-786-8989) reported some citation Shellcracker, some perch and a few catfish. Many people are just boating and canoeing there.
Captain Ryan Rogers (804-580-0245) reports continued incredible fishing. Last week he had catches of really nice bluefish. A few rockfish were taken and also the largest school of red drum he has ever seen were feeding on top last week. If you want great fishing now is the time to get it.
Further south the cobia are heading south fast. Flounder are still hitting well and specks are taking to the usual haunts near Mobjack, Lynnhaven and Rudee Inlet. Reds are everywhere and some Spanish are still at the Oceanfront.
Squirrel—September 1-January 31st 6 per day.
Youth Deer Day—September 29th
Dove---- September 8 - October 13 (½ hour before sunrise until sunset)
October 17 - October 27 (½ hour before sunrise until sunset)
December 28 - January 12 (½ hour before sunrise until sunset)
Bag Limit: 15 per day, 30 in possession. Composed of mourning doves and white-winged doves, singly or in combination.
September Teal-September 17 - September 29 East of I-95
Bag Limit: 4 daily, 8 in possession* (any combination of Blue-winged and Green-winged teal) * Note: Hunters are cautioned to positively identify their ducks before shooting, since other species, such as wood ducks, may be in the area.
Shooting Hours: ½ hour before sunrise to sunset. Remember that all waterfowl hunters need a HIP number and a state waterfowl conservation stamp in possession while hunting.
Mark and Missy Fike