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Outdoors Report - June 20, 2012

 

Rappahannock River

Ken’s Tackle (898-1011) reported that the river has been short on anglers. Many anglers are finding that the fishing has been poor and few anglers are bothering to fish it.  With the heat coming this week more fishing will go to the twilight times and at night. Anglers may want to explore some nightfishing opportunities. 

Read more: Outdoors Report - June 20, 2012

Outdoors Report - June 13, 2012

 

The rivers were cleared up fairly well by the weekend but the fishing was not real good. Here is what we found out. 

Rappahannock River

Catfish are hitting nightcrawlers and shrimp near Lil Falls if you are so inclined to fish near the sewage treatment plant. Downriver, catfish are also doing the same near Hopyard and Port Royal. Bass angling on Saturday was tough but plastics near creek mouths and crankbaits did catch a few fish. 

Ken’s Tackle (898-1011) reports that there has not been much action on the Rappahannock River. 

Read more: Outdoors Report - June 13, 2012

Refuge’s kids’ fishing Day was a huge success

 

 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.

Read more: Refuge’s kids’ fishing Day was a huge success

Outdoors Report - June 6, 2012

 

Torrential rains keep messing up the river for us by the weekend but further downriver and in ponds the action is decent. 

Rappahannock River

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. 

Read more: Outdoors Report - June 6, 2012

Outdoors Report - May 30, 2012

 

Fishing was reportedly slow this week, which we expected due to high water, unsettled weather and muddy conditions. 

Rappahannock River

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 

Read more: Outdoors Report - May 30, 2012

VDGIF ranks reservoirs in Northern Virginia

 

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. 

Read more: VDGIF ranks reservoirs in Northern Virginia

 

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