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Outdoors Report -July 3, 2013

Freshwater fishing is good in impoundments, mediocre in rivers, but saltwater fishing has been slower.  

Rappahannock River
Catfish continue to hit fresh cut bait the best. Worms are not working near as well. Shrimp is also a good bet. Gar are everywhere. To catch one you need to freeline minnows to them and let them work the bait back into

Read more: Outdoors Report -July 3, 2013

Outdoors Report - June 26, 2013

Fishing is quite good on just about all fronts right now.

Rappahannock River
Bass anglers are taking decent fish from the creeks on the moving tides. Try plastics and shad colored topwater early

Read more: Outdoors Report - June 26, 2013

Local waters offer anglers plenty of catfish action

It is no secret that we are definitely part of “catfish country”. While the Deep South may have been well known for being the heart of catfish country, our local rivers are full of the whiskered beasts of all sizes now and we get a portion of that title as our own.

Some feel there are too many catfish in the rivers, while a few devout catfish trophy anglers take offense to such a

Read more: Local waters offer anglers plenty of catfish action

Are elk hunts in the future for Virginia hunters?

Last year elk were brought into Virginia and released. Some were pregnant and the young that were born on Virginia soil increased our new herd to 24 animals. Last month, 10 more elk were brought in from Kentucky to Buchanan County in Southwest Virginia.

It took a great amount of effort to convince people that the elk, which were once part of our landscape,

Read more: Are elk hunts in the future for Virginia hunters?

Outdoors Report - June 19, 2013

Despite the heavy rain and the swollen rivers, fishing was good in some places last week.

Rappahannock River
Before the rain the catfish were biting well.

Potomac River
Aqua Land reported catfish hitting on squid, nightcrawlers and cutbait.

Read more: Outdoors Report - June 19, 2013

Outdoors Report - June 12, 2013


Overview—Fishing continues to  be good but conditions over the weekend were ugly with the high water and rain.
Rappahannock River

Catfish continue to hit cutbait and worms. Cutbait seems to be the best bait to use. Bass anglers are reportedly picking up a few upriver. Smallmouth action has been good until the muddy water came down.

Read more: Outdoors Report - June 12, 2013

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