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Fishing Report

October 24, 2014

Courtesy of Wayne Olsen's Guide Service
Up-lake Mid-Lake Down-Lake
Water Temperature
68 70 73
Water Clarity
Stain Clear Clear
Water Level
-7 & 1/2 in - 7 &1/2 in - 7 & 1/2 in

Bass:

The bass are on the move feeding up for winte. Some good catches are being made from from the mid to back of creeks. I love to start the morning, with an X- Cal Popper. When the sun gets up I go to a Deep Creek Shakey Head with a Deep Creek MT Floating Worm. I use 1/4 oz to 3/8 oz headxs. Most of my fishing has been from the splits to the dam. The up lake area has also been doing good. The more the water cools, the better the action.

Best Baits Best Areas of Lake Best Depth
Popper All top
Shakey Head All 4'-12'
Striper

Some good action for casters is in the splits area. Big Ben flat, Rose Valley , The State Park up to jet island up to Stubbs Bridge. I use a swim bait and a top water popper. Some of the birds are showing up so watch for them (Seagulls) Some of the fish are moving up the rivers. Bait runners are doing good with Shad and Herring.

Best Baits Best Areas of Lake Best Depth
Poppers mid top
Swim Baits mid 3' to 8'
Live Bait mid-up 3' to 20'
Crappie

Crappie can be found on the beaver huts and docks. Most are found from the splits up. My favorite bait is a small minnow on a slip bobber 2" grubs on 1/10 oz heads also work well.

Best Baits Best Areas of Lake Best Depth
Small Minnows up 4' - 10'
2" grubs '' "
Fishing Report - September

Lake Anna Report – September

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This month is all about the early transition from summer to fall. All species of fish will begin to cover more water and feed a little more aggressively than they did during the heat of the summer. Look for great top water action and shallower feeding habits as the water temperatures begin to lower.

Bass:

September totally changes the playing field when it comes to bass fishing. In the past month most fish have been in deeper brush and channel edges seeking comfortable water temps and feeding sporadically. As September sets in the fish will begin to move a little more and suspend over or near slightly shallower structure with bait present. Depending on how quickly the water cools they will start hitting spinner baits and medium range crank baits more readily as well as slow sinking weightless baits like Senkos and Flukes. September will offer some great days of largemouth fishing but it can be very difficult to adapt to the changes of late Summer/ early Fall.


Striper

The linesiders in Lake Anna will be in the beginning stages of all out mayhem on resident baitfish. They’ll start to push up on very shallow flats and points in the mornings chasing gizzard and threadfin shad. Fan cast large shallow flats with super spooks and large poppers for the first 2 hours of light. Move out towards deeper water as the sun gets up. Once the fish have moved out of shallow water, use your sonar to locate schools of fish. You can use live bait if you are proficient in finding, catching and keeping it alive. Or you can jig ½ oz to 1 ounce spoons and blade baits in the school. You can also troll crank baits and swim baits with great success.

Crappie

Nice size slabs can be found all over the lake. Bridges, docks, brush piles, and beaver huts, are home to thousands of Crappie. One method is to try casting grubs, tubes, and beetle spins as close to whatever cover you are targeting. Another approach is to use a slip bobber above a #6 gold hook tipped with a small minnow.

Guide Service

We offer full and half day trips for all three species mentioned above. This has been a great year for our new and repeat clients with several citations and 50 fish plus days.

Call 540-287-3591 for any inquiries about booking a trip, lodging or tips.

Guide Service

We offer full and half day trips for all three species mentioned above. This has been a great year for our new and repeat clients with several citations and 50 fish plus days.

Call 540-287-3591 for any inquiries about booking a trip, lodging or tips

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