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8th Annual Catch a Fish Day - Great!

Pictures from Catch a Fish Day which took place Sat. May 4. Over 80 children  participated in the 8th Annual Catch A Fish Day.

(there is no joy quite like seeing a child smile)

Photos by Buddy Fines

 

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Outdoors Report - May 15, 2013

Fishing was good until we got hammered by the downpour. That changed the rivers dramatically and then the ponds saw the influx of water as well. The river was still high as of press time. Hunting seemed to be poorer this past week as well.

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Writer offers opinions on proposed changes to hunting regulations

VDGIF has an open comment period through the end of this month on proposed changes to game laws. I encourage you to participate if you have Internet access — www3.dgif.virginia.gov/web/comment/display.asp
There are many other changes being proposed. I hit the big ones affecting hunters in our area. The opinions or observations are mine and are of course just my opinion or observation. Feel free to disagree. All of us

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Outdoors Report - May 29, 2013

Fishing was good until the cool weather hit. It was improving at the tail end of the weekend though. The wind kept anglers at bay much of the weekend.

Rappahannock River
Catfish were hitting cutbait. The worm bite dropped off. There are gar in the river, some striper still lurking

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Tidal Slam and a Runaway Train

The sofa was telling my body that I really needed to stay put one recent evening, but my brain was saying otherwise. It had been way too long since I had put the boat in the water and wet a line for shad. So, when my wife came home I wrenched myself out of the comfortable grip of the sofa and hooked up the boat, tossed a few ultralight rods rigged with tiny crappie jigs in the truck and headed for town.

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Outdoors Report - May 1, 2013

Fishing continues to be really good. Crappie are biting, bass are moving to spawn and the shad run is still going strong. Normally it is slow by now. Some big American shad were caught and released. Turkey hunting continues to be good as well. The next few weeks will be the highlight of the freshwater fishing for the entire

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