- Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00
- Published on Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00
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Fishing is good for most species right now. Hopefully we will get a bit more rain to help our water levels and the fish.
Aqualand (301-259-0572) reported white perch and croaker hitting very well. The croaker seem to like squid the best. Catfish are also a regular for customers. A few small rockfish were hitting. Remember the 18 inch minimum. Use bucktails and jigs or spoons.
The snakehead bite is good on topwater after the sun gets up. Use weedless baits to get them near the grass.
Rollins Seafood (540-663-3597) reported nice perch in the area. Some decent croaker are also being caught. Try shrimp heads for those. Catfish are hitting bunker.
Bass are hitting topwater baits during low light and then fish Senkos or other weedless worms near or in the grass.
There are plenty of puppy drum (juvenile redfish) in the river now. They are silver in color, long like a croaker and have a black spot(s) on their tail. Do not keep them unless they are of legal size (18”). They are fun to catch though. Enjoy their presence in the area and let’s hope this strong run of the little ones means great redfish angling to come.
Ken’s Tackle –(540-898-1011) reported striper hitting white bucktail spoons. They also reported good croaker action at Colonial Beach and some puppy drum as well. Fairview Beach anglers are taking nice perch on shrimp.
Ken’s reported that the smallmouth were hitting well upriver. Catfish are still the big attraction on the river. The smaller, pan sized fish were liking worms just as well as anything else. However, larger fish were taking shrimp, cut bait and minnows.
Ponds were giving up bass and crappie on plastic baits such as Powerbait, Havoc and bright colors. Some sunfish are hitting too.
Motts Run Reservoir (540-786-8989) also reported plenty of smaller fish are hitting. Plastic worms are working for bass and bluegill and white perch are hitting on nightcrawlers.
Lake Anna bass anglers are finding red shad colored plastics to work very well for them.
Anglers are taking some decent stripers in the upper bay. But there are a lot of throwback fish. Bluefish are hitting pretty much all over now and some nice red drum are making a showing. Spanish are slowly filtering north and entertaining trollers. Croaker and flounder were really the targets of most anglers. The flounder bite is good in all the popular places. Fish structure and drift for them. Cobia are biting well too. Spadefish are numerous but the larger fish are not caught as often as the smaller ones.
Captain Ryan Rogers (804-580-0245) reported great bay fishing with some huge Spanish macks, HAWG red drum and even some speckled trout.
Motts Reservoir Night Catfishing event on August 17th 8:30 PM –1 AM. 540-786-8989.
Outdoor Sportsman Show August 10-12th at Richmond International Raceway, www.sportsmanshow.com.
Deer hunting seminar
Caledon state park
Contact Rick Wilks at (540) 775-4625
Hunter education classes are filling fast. The one we have for King George on august 25th will be full before you know it. Register now at www.huntfishva.com
August 25th - hunter ed in King George at the recreation center. Primary instructor- Buddy Fines
Id# 1104 phone: (540) 775-7294
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., Oak Grove Baptist Church, 8096 Leedstown road. Colonial beach, Va. 22443
phone (540) 775-4625
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. KG parks and recreation, 8076 kings Highway
King George. Instructor- Bill Newman. phone: (540) 379-0220
Mark and Missy Fike