The month of March kicks of the start to the fishing season. Bass tournaments will begin with the first weekend and the crappie anglers will return to the lake in search of the tastiest fish that swims in Lake Anna. Fish Tales is almost fully stocked back up and they look forward to seeing you this month.
The LAPR 150 Series kicks off on March 3, this popular, growing series of bass tournaments has a 150HP limit for the anglers. Get in touch with Dave Fauntleroy if you are interested in fishing any of the LAPR Tournaments. 540-840-6772
BASS– The largemouth are making their late winter, early spring move to the shallows on sunny days. One of the best techniques to get these fish to bite is with a suspending jerkbait. Main lake points close to deep water are producing numerous fish for anglers.
Look for the most active fish to be from the splits all the way down to the dam early this month. from mid month on, the up lake fish should start to get a little more aggressive. Up lake I like to throw 1/2oz spinnerbaits in the will grass. This time of year it is brown and dormant, but still holds fish. The grass beds will warm up a few degrees from the surrounding water and the bass will pull into it.
Later in the month, soft jerkbaits like Zoom Super Flukes and Burton Minnows will start to produce better than the suspending hard jerkbait. Fish these around docks, laydowns, grass beds and rocks. Patience is the key with these baits in March. Let the baits slowly sink and watch your line for the subtle strike.
CRAPPIE– The specks are slowly making their move out of deep water. They are still around deep brush piles and bridge pilings. Early this month, small minnows rigged on slip bobber rigs will work best. Towards the end of the month, artificial presentations will be HOT!!!!! 1/16oz jig heads with 2″ curly tail grubs are my number one way to catch these tasty fish.
STRIPER- The linesides are acting a little stuborn so far this month. Towards the end of the month, look for them up in the rivers. Cast 1/2oz jig heads rigged with Bass Assassin Sea Shads to them.
Lake Level- FULL POOL
Dike 3- 52
Down Lake- 45-49
Mid Lake- 40-46
Up Lake- 37-41