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The croaker reports we have been getting the past few weeks said the fish were there, but nothing super good was reported until two weeks ago. So I went out personally, to try to catch some fish and caught plenty of small croaker 8-10 inches. They were not big enough to worry about filleting, but nevertheless, they were there. This past week, I was able to slip out for a few more hours early one morning and finally got into some decent fish.
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Thanks to an Impact Grant from the National Park Foundation, a small section of shoreline at George Washington Birthplace National Monument got a big makeover.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 13:38
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Fishing has been good but still tough once the sun gets up. Fish early and late to beat the heat and catch more fish.
Rappahannock River---Catfish continue to bite well on the Rappahannock River. Some are still coming off the spawn but most are done. Fresh cutbait is the best bait.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 11:11
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Fishing is tougher during the day. Fish early and late, and fish often. The fish are definitely biting! Over the weekend, the Rappahannock was high and muddy, but by press time, the river was settling down.
Rappahannock River — Catfish are biting well on the Rappahannock River right now. However, the biggest fish are biting solely at night and on fresh-cut bait or eels. Eating-sized fish will hit during the day, but that can be miserable unless you are fishing in the shade. Try cutbait or minnows for the larger fish, and worms or chicken liver for the smaller fish.
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If last week was any indication, the catfish spawn must be ending. Two young men, Elijah and Rex, were up bright and early to beat the heat and join me on a trip to the Rapp to pound some old catfish water in search of some action. We put in at Wilmont Landing before the sun was too high in the sky. With temps predicted to reach into the upper 90s and the heat index to creep towards 110, I wanted to be off the water by 10 AM for sure. Being in a metal boat in the bright sunshine in those temps will fry any brain cells you might have, and I did not want to lose what few I had left.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 10:26
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Happy Independence Day! Please remember those who gave so much for us. I find it really interesting that we live just up the road from the stirrings of our nation’s birth, Leedstown.
Rappahannock River – We heard very little about the Rappahannock River again this week. Anecdotal reports did show that bass were hitting plastics along wood structure, and catfish are game if you have fresh bait.