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Outdoors Report - August 29, 2012

Fishing continues to be good and the rain is helping. We need it bad. 

Potomac River

Ken’s (898-1011) reported great white perch and croaker action from King George down to Washington’s birthplace on squid. The inlets and creeks are especially good. 

Plenty of striper and white perch are hitting near Fairview Beach. The striper are hitting small bucktails in white. 

Bass are hitting the weedlines in creeks. Try topwater or plastics on the edges to get your hits. 

Aqualand (301-259-0572) had reports of tons of puppy drum that were too small, croaker that are average size, a few blues that are small, and small spot. Catfish are readily caught. 

Rollins Seafood (540-663-3597) in King George reported more croaker in the river of good size. A few catfish were reported this week in the creek. Crabs are really starting to come on. They are also good size. Call them for an order of crabs. 

Rappahannock River

Ken’s reported smallmouth bass readily hitting plastics in deeper holes. 

Red shad worms are taking in a number of largemouth bass too downriver. 

Inland

Ponds are giving up nice bass, crappie and sunfish. A man showed up with a full bucket to Ken’s of the fish he caught. 

Motts Run Reservoir (540-786-8989) reported 2 citation bass on plastic worms. A citation yellow perch was also caught. 

Saltwater

Captain Ryan Rogers (804-580-0245) reports good bay fishing continuing for bluefish and Spanish mackerel. Our source continues to hit really big drum. If you want a fish of a lifetime try the red drum. They are catch and release over 26 inches and under 18 but a blast to catch and get a picture with.  If you want to book a trip with Capt. Ryan he does have some dates open in August and September for some of the best variety of the summer right now. 

 Seasons

Squirrel—September 1-January 31st 6 per day.

Youth Deer Day—September 29th

Dove----September 1 - September 7 (noon until sunset), 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 Canada Goose--September 1 - September 25

Bag Limit: 10 daily, 20 in possession Statewide 

Shooting Hours: East of I-95  September 1 - 15: ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset September 17 - 25: ½ hour before sunrise to sunset

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

 

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