Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Lake Anna Lake Report – Updated April 15th 2013



This has been an outstanding week for crappie fishing on Lake Anna!!!!!! There were 2 citation crappie weighed in at Fish Tales. A 2lb 2oz beauty that was caught by David Keys and a 2lb even that was caught by CCBASSN Lake Anna Guide Service client, Zack Barnes, while fishing with associate guide Brian Oxendine.

Chris Craft, Owner of CCBASSN Lake Anna Guide Service reported that in 23 hours of fishing time (4 trips), his clients boated ovrt 330 Crappie. The largest was 1lb 14oz and 14 1/2″.
Over 80% of those fish were caught on artificial bait!!!!!!!!

BASS- The bass have started moving up in droves to bedding areas. There were several nice fish caught this past week. Soft Jerk Baits & Tiger Shad Spinner Baits are the top producers when these fish really start heading to the shallows. Burton Minnows in either CC Shad or CC Special and Tiger Shad Spinner Baits in the Purple Tiger pattern are my top choices.

Square bill crank baits have there place as well. In shallow stained water, the Rhino Tuff 1.5 and 2.5 in the Crafty Black Crappie color are hard to beat. Fish these around the edge of grass lines, beaver huts and lay downs where crappie are present. Later in the month the Blue Gill will be heading to the shallows to spawn, I will switch to the HOt Gill color when the happens.

There are still some pre-spawn fish hanging out in deeper water. Carolina Rigged Lizards and my favorite, Arson Jigs, work well on main lake points and drop offs.

CRAPPIE- FULL BLOWN SPAWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is the only 3 words that I have to say. Fish small minnows and 2″ Kalin Grubs around Willow Grass lines, Beaver Huts, Lay Downs, Boat Docks and shallow Rock Piles. The fish are shallow and will be that way for another couple of weeks.

STRIPER- The Linesides are way up in the rivers on their spawn run. Large Gizzard Shad id the bait of choice. If You would like to cast to them with artificial bait, the Power Team Lures 4.8 Swinging Hammer is an outstanding choice. The large paddle tail disturbs a lot of water and the swimming action action is great. Look for them above the 522 bridge in the North Anna & from the S-Turn to the 522 Bridge on the Pamunkey side.

Chris Craft
CCBASSN Lake Anna Guide Servive
540-895-5900 ext 5


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