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Drifters shock Trojans, end six-year jinx

Drifters shock Trojans, end six-year jinx

The 2016 season for the Drifters (2-2, 7-8) softball team had it’s share of ups and downs; how...

County mulls increasing Placid Bay’s road user fees

The Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors, acting on a request from the Placid Bay Civic Associat...

Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office arms citizens with self-defense skills

Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office arms citizens with self-defense skills

The Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the 8th Annual Candlelight Vigil ...

King George tax hike, budget approved

The King George County Board of Supervisors approved new taxation rates on April 19 for 2016

with a s...

Conservation Police Officer K-9 Unit Visits KG Outdoor Club

Conservation Police Officer K-9 Unit Visits KG Outdoor Club

Virginia law enforcement has within its ranks many K-9 units but the state has only four Conservatio...

Foxes girls triumphant at Caroline Outdoor Season Opener

On Wednesday, in Milford, VA, the Foxes girls narrowly edged out James Monroe

95.50 – 92.00 to ...

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King George

SETTING

S2S program helps students adjust to new school after military, other moves

Tuesday, 03 May 2016
S2S program helps students adjust to new school after military, other moves

A school program is making a big difference to new kids entering King George’s two secondary schools.mJunior Student to Student, called JS2S, is a strong program at the middle school, and the hi...

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Colonial Beach

SETTING

Elementary nears completion

Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Elementary nears completion

Construction firm says it’s ready for permit
Megan O'Connell from Skanska construction company gave an update on the new elementary school project at the April 13 Colonial Beach School Board meet...

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Westmoreland

SETTING

Improved First Fridays kicks off

Tuesday, 03 May 2016
Improved First Fridays kicks off

Market Days moves for bigger, more fun event
Montross First Fridays are back this weekend, and the Westmoreland County village is combining its traditional First Fridays art walk and music series with ...

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Sports

SETTING

Drifters shock Trojans, end six-year jinx

Tuesday, 03 May 2016
Drifters shock Trojans, end six-year jinx

The 2016 season for the Drifters (2-2, 7-8) softball team had it’s share of ups and downs; however, the black and gold defeated Essex and West Point last week to move into 3rd place in the 1A Co...

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Area Deaths

SETTING

Columnists

SETTING

Tell me a story

Tuesday, 03 May 2016

We humans like to tell stories.  Language was one of the first great inventions.  We learned to express ourselves through conversation and in the process developed our abilities as storytell...

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Outdoors Report - March 13, 2013

We begin our outdoor report this year with just a little bit of information for you. We know with warmer weather and longer days we will get more fishing reports. Please feel free to email us reports or pictures of your fish or animals you harvest. Keep them appropriate. Remove excess blood, keep your shirts on, etc.
If you submit a report please keep it truth in location and size of the fish. I have NO INTENTION of giving away your fishing spot. That being said, just tell me in general where you caught the fish, what you used to catch it and what time of day or other conditions that were important. I don’t need to know the exact spot. For example: “I caught a limit of rockfish off a point below the Rt. 301 bridge on the Potomac is plenty.” I’d rather not overrun your spot with other anglers. Part of the fun in fishing is figuring some of it out on your own.
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OVERVIEW
Cold snow and rain messed the rivers up. But things started to improve by Sunday.

The Rappahannock River was muddy all weekend. Prior to that anglers were taking catfish and perch from Hopyard up and down a few miles. Nightcrawlers were the bait of choice. Once the river comes back down to normal flow and clears some we will get some more fishing in.  

Winter Harbor reported perch on cutbait and nightcrawlers in the tidal creeks off the Potomac River. They did not have any bloodworms as of press time.

Aqua Land reported good perch fishing using nightcrawlers too.

Lake Anna at Anna Point Marina and guide Chris Craft has been seeing nice crappie angling with jigs on pilings and deep docks. The crappie will soon be moving shallow.

Some bass are taking suspending jerkbaits or cranks and they are also taking shaky head jigs.

Don’t forget the Free Fishing Day at Old Cossey Pond for kids under 15 this Saturday. No adults can fish but the trout pond will be stocked just prior to the event. Fishing should be good! Use light action rods, flashy spinners and Trout Powerbait.

Mark and Missy Fike



April 6 is the Youth Spring Gobbler Day. Youth 15 and younger can hunt that day and must carry the firearm. No adults may shoot or carry firearms. Take a youth hunting and send us a picture of your success!
April 13 is the opening day of spring gobbler season,  half hour before sunrise until noon.

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