Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Fishing Report


MAY

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
DUE TO THE WEATHER
FORECAST, THE YOUTH FISHING
TOURNAMENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
UNTIL SATURDAY MAY 20, 2017


FISHING TOURNAMENTS
SAT 5-6 1ST ANNUAL JMU BASS TOURNAMENT 630A-3P $110 ENTRY BLAKE MILES 804-920-0596 SUN 5-7 SUNDAY MORNING BASS SERIES CHRIS/DAVE 7A-12P 540-895-5900 EXT5 SAT 5-13 APM/FISH TALES YOUTH TOURNAMENT CHRIS/DAVE 9A-1P 540-895-5900  SUN 5-14  SUNDAY MORNING BASS SERIES CHRIS/DAVE 7A-12P 540-895-5900 EXT5  SAT 5-20  SHENANDOAH VALLEY BASS ASSOCIATION  TIM SHANK SUN 5-21  SHENANDOAH VALLEY BASS ASSOCIATION  TIM SHANK SUN 5-21  SUNDAY MORNING BASS SERIES CHRIS/DAVE 6A-11A 540-895-5900 EXT5 SUN 5-28  SUNDAY MORNING BASS SERIES CHRIS/DAVE 6A-11A 540-895-5900 EXT5


BASS- The vast majority of the bass have spawned (although we will have another small push of fish this month) and we are heading into one of the most exciting times of the year, the POST SPAWN TOP WATER bite is about to explode. 

Buzz baits, walking baits, frogs and poppers will all catch fish early and late in the day. Once the sun is up, move out to deeper water or around boat docks with shakey head rigged plastics, carolina rigged plactics and medium running crankbaits.

The shad and herring will also start to spawn this month and catching bass may seen easy at times. Look for long shallow rocky points, rip rap banks, bluff walls and sea walls for these spawning bait fish. Jerkbaits, both hard and soft are great lures to imitate the forage. Top water walking baits like Zara Spooks, Repo Man and the Damiki Rambler all work well. The Whopper Plopper 90 is another great bait during the shad spawn. 

If fishing uplake try pitching jigs, creature baits and worms to the emerging willow grass once the sun is high in the sky. A spinnerbait will still catch a lot of fish on windy, rainy and cloudy conditions.



CRAPPIE- The Specks are almost done spawning, the males are guarding the eggs and are very willing to bite anything in front of them.

Two inch curl tail grubs rigged on a 1/16oz jig head will produce many fish for you. They will bite a variety of colors, we all have our favorite colors and here are a few of mine..... John Deere Green (Tractor Green), Wally World, Green Weenie and Electric Chicken.

If the bite is slow, small minnows rigged on a slip bobber is a great back up and sometimes you may need to employee minnows to get a school fired up.

STRIPER- You can catch striper in the uplake regions of the lake all month long, however, they will begin to make a move back towards the midlake region as the month comes to a close.  Bass Assassin Sea Shads rigged on a 1/4oz jig head, broken back redfins and top water walking baits will all produce fish.  

LAKE LEVEL- Full Pool
WATER TEMPS
DOWN LAKE- 72-76 Degrees
MID LAKE- 71-74 Degrees
UP LAKE-70-75

Chris Craft
Anna Point Marina/Fish Tales Tackle Manager
540-895-5900 ext5


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