Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Fishing Report


MAY  OUTLOOK

The annual Anna Point Marina/Fish Tales Youth Fishing Tournament is scheduled for Saturday May 12, 2018
from 9AM to 1PM
Registration will start around 7:30am
With the award ceremony to follow with some great food.
(Rain date is Sat May 19)


The Sunday Morning Bass Series kicks off on Sunday May 6 and will be held every Sunday all the way through Sunday September 30. These 5 hour event have become very popular over the past few years.

Entry fee is $100 per boat (including big fish) and has an 80% payback with an extended payout of a reverse 1 in 3 boats.  
There is also a Fall Classic that will be held in October and will be a 100% payback event. All you have to do to be eligible for the classic is fish one regular season event.
Contact info: Chris Craft or Dave Fauntleroy 540-895-5900 ex5

    BASS- The bass have finally made their push to the shallows and lots of them are spawning. By the end of the month, look for the best top water action of the season to start.

May is the month that the shad and herring will spawn, look foir them on shallow rocky points & rip rap banks. Walking top water baits like the Evergreen Custom Top Water Bait, Heddon Zara Spook and Spook Jr are great baits to imitate spawning baitfish. Soft jerkbaits are another great imitation of these spawning morsals.
   
CRAPPIE- Early in the month the Crappie will still be spawning, as we get to the middle of the month, they will start to push back out to deeper water for the summer. Willow grass, beaver huts, boat docks and sea walls will be holding fish during the spawn.

Fish a small minnow rigged under a slip bobber with minimal weight (just enough to keep minnow in place) or an abundance of artificial baits. Mt favorite is a 2" Big Bite Lures Curly Tail Grub rigged on a Mizmo 1/16oz jighead in Tractor Green, Green Weenie, Back/Blue Chart Tail and Wally World. 
  
 STRIPER- The Striper have been in the uplake area for quite some time and are now pushing their way back down tro mid lake. 

Early in the morning, look for them to be chasing baitfish to the surface. Broken Back Redfins are my favorite bait to catch them on. Once the feed is over, a four inch swimbait, rigged on a 1/4oz jig head will continue to catch them. 



LAKE LEVEL- FULL POOL
WATER TEMPS & CLARITY
DIKE 3- 62-64 Degrees CLEAR
DOWN LAKE- 61-64 Degrees CLEAR
MID LAKE- 60-63 Degrees SLIGHT STAIN
UP LAKE-60-65 HEAVY STAIN

Chris Craft
Anna Point Marina/Fish Tales Tackle Manager