- Last Updated on Sunday, 30 December 2012 18:12
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On Saturday, June 2; 24 local kids and their families participated in a fun-filled day of fishing at the 11th annual Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge Annual Kids’ Fishing Day. Thanks to our sponsor: Rappahannock Wildlife Refuge Friends Group for helping to make this a really successful event.
The event was held at Wilna Pond, located on Wilna Road off of Sandy Lane in Warsaw, Virginia. In addition to fishing, there were fun learning activities, prizes, and a free lunch. Every child at the event received a goody bag with special souvenirs. Participants also learned about fishing ethics and boating safety, fish habitat and identification, knot tying, and practiced their casting techniques before heading out to Wilna Pond to fish. The event promoted fishing as a fun, family-oriented recreational activity that will leave participants with memories that will last a lifetime.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 June 2012 14:38
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Torrential rains keep messing up the river for us by the weekend but further downriver and in ponds the action is decent.
Ken’s Tackle (898-1011) reports that catfish are biting very well in the river. The river was high and muddy through Monday AM. Once the water clears the bass action will pick back up and the smallie and bream action upriver will work itself back into shape.
There were reports of striper being caught at the City dock. Catfish were hitting worms more than anything else.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 15:47
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Fishing was reportedly slow this week, which we expected due to high water, unsettled weather and muddy conditions.
Little Falls’s (540-656-8696) reported catfish action remains quite good for pan sized fish. Anglers are finding pretty much any bait will work. It takes some work to wade through the smaller fish to find
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 May 2012 00:00
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VDGIF fisheries biologists completed their spring 2012 sampling of reservoirs in Northern Virginia for largemouth bass. Largemouth bass are one of the top species of gamefish targeted by anglers. Other top gamefish include catfish and crappie. Most anglers that target largemouth bass do so for the thrill and not so much the table fare as catfish and crappie anglers do. That is not to say that largemouth bass are not good table fare. They are, particularly if you eat the smaller bass.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 May 2012 00:00
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OK, so I used a pretty lame twist on an otherwise well known and well written line of Shakespeare. But, the question is valid and the results of how you answer can be quite telling.
Over the past few years I have done more and more pond fishing and more river bass fishing than I used to do. During those times of fishing I switched from using bullet weights and slip sinkers for bass to using no weight at all on my plastic worms or live bait.
Before anyone howls about me using live bait for bass, know that I did so in a pond that needed the bass thinned out considerably. Given my lack of time it is much easier to thin the crowd using night crawlers or minnows when you only have an hour or so than it is to play around with plastics. We can debate the issue of using live bait or eating bass at another time. I know there are some tournament bass anglers that are totally against using
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 May 2012 00:00
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Fishing was decent this past week despite rain. Turkey hunting is winding down. Many fish are post spawn and hungry so get them now before it gets too hot!
Little Falls’s (540-656-8696) reported bass hitting many types of artificial baits. They are post spawn and hungry. Catfish action is decent for really small fish. Many catfish will go into a spawn mode soon but they do not all spawn at the same time. Night fishing will begin to pick up.
Upriver the smallie action is go