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Lake Anna October 2014 lake report by Chris Craft


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GET READY FOR THE FALL FISHING BONANZA!!!!!!!!!October is the month of change around lake Anna. Archery season begins on October 4, what does that have to do with fishing you ask? Well simply put, it means less fishing pressure on the lake. The leaves begin to change colors and the fish get very active. The water temperatures begin a steady fall, the bait fish begin to push into the backs of creeks and the bass and striper alike follow them. The crappie will move to their fall feeding areas. It is just a great time to be on the lake.

October 5 Fish for the Cure Breast Cancer Tournament
For more information contact……..
Mike Forsht for details 571-528-8384

October 26 1st Annual Angler Appreciation Tournament
For more information contact……..
Anna Point Marina 540-895-5900 ext 5
Chris Craft 540-894-6195
Dave Fauntleroy 540-840-6772

November 2 The Lake Anna Cup
For more information contact……..
Chris McCotter
Dave Fauntleroy 540-840-6772

November 11 Veterans Day Tournament
For more information contact……..
Larry Martin 540-222-5420

BASS- Start looking for the bass to be shallow and very active all month long. You can catch them on a variety of baits in super shallow water. Squarebill crankbaits, Rat L Traps, Dave’s Tournament Tackle Tiger Shad Spinnerbaits, Damiki MTB Noisy Buzzbaits, Damiki D Pop and Don Iovino Splash It Poppers, Paycheck Baits Repoman, Late Payment and Damiki Rambler Walking baits and my favorite, Damiki Armor Shad Soft Jerkbaits. As always, Shakey Head Plastics will also catch their fair share of fish. Start looking in the back third of all major creeks throughout the lake.

They will be on laydowns, willow grass, rocks and boatdocks. Look for rocky points with deep water near by, same for boat docks. The deep water will come into play when a cold front comes through. With water temps dropping, they will be feeding heavy for thew cold winter months to come.

STRIPER– The linesides will start to make their move up into the rivers early this month. Look for them to be chasing shad and herring early and late in the day. A 4″ paddletail swimbait rigged on a 1/4oz jig head is my bait of choice. Start looking for birds to give locations of the fish away. Be respectful of other anglers already fishing in an area, do not run all the way into them with the big engine, this will spook the fish and then you will be dealing with an angry angler!!! Once the heavy feed has ceased, locate them on your electronics and drop a Toothache Spoon down to them.

Towards the end of the month, you should be able to find them around the bridge in Terrys Run, the S-Turns to Little Florida in Pamunkey and around the 522 Bridge to the mouth of Goldmine Creek over on the North Anna arm of the lake. They should stay put in these areas all the way through November or until the water cools down to below 40 degrees or so.

CRAPPIE- The Specks will still be located on bridge pilings, deep boat docks (12-20 feet) and rock piles early in the month. As the water temps drop into the upper 60’s, look for them to make a move to shallow feeding ( 3-8 feet) areas up lake. Try skipping a 2″ Curly Tail Grub on a 1/16oz jig head under boat docks in the upper North Anna arm, same with Pamunkey and Terrys Run. Small minnows rigged on slip bobbers will also produce the best eating fish in the lake.

Lake Level- 12″ Low

Water Clarity
Up Lake- Slight Stain
Mid Lake- Clear
Down Lake- Clear

Water Temps
Up Lake- 70-74
Mid Lake- 72-78
Down Lake- 73-79
Dike 3- 81

Chris Craft
CCBASSN Guide Service
540-895-5900 ext5


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