APRIL OUTLOOK

 

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The Anna Point Marina/Fish Tales Big Fish Contest will continue in April and we will pay $100 or a yearly ramp pass 

($150 value) to the angler that catches the largest Bass, Crappie and Striper for the month of April. The rules are very simple……..

1- MUST LAUNCH FROM ANNA POINT MARINA and pay 
the $10 ramp fee of be a yearly ramp pass holder.
2- Anglers fishing with a guide or employee MUST PAY ramp fee before outing.
3- ALL FISH MUST be weighed on porch scale at Fish Tales.
4- Tournament caught fish ARE eligible, however they MUST    BE WEIGHED on porch scales as well.
5- Live and artificial bait is allowed.
6- ALL ANGLERS in the boat ARE eligible with the PAID 
    RAMP FEE

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!

MARCH FISHING TOURNAMENTS

3-31 FISH TALES OPEN TOURNAMENT 

$110 ENTRY FEE
 -BIG FISH INCLUDED-
 80% PAYBACK
7AM-3PM


540-895-5900 ext 5 CHRIS or DAVE 
 

APRIL FISHING TOURNAMENTS

4-7 SECOND ANNUAL JMU FISHING TEAM FUNDRAISER OPEN TEAM TOURNAMENT
 7AM-3PM

$110 ENTRY FEE 75% PAYBACK
INCLUDES $10 BIG FISH
BLAKE MILES 804-920-0596
 4-8 FISH TALES OPEN TOURNAMENT 
$110 ENTRY FEE
 -BIG FISH INCLUDED-
 80% PAYBACK
7AM-3PM
 540-895-5900 ext 5 CHRIS or DAVE

4-15 FISH TALES OPEN TEAM TOURNAMENT

 $110 ENTRY FEE
-BIG FISH INCLUDED-

 80% PAYBACK

7AM-3PM
 540-895-5900 ext 5 CHRIS or DAVE

4-22 FISH TALES OPEN TEAM TOURNAMENT
 $110 ENTRY FEE
  -BIG FISH INCLUDED-
 80% PAYBACK
7AM-3PM

 540-895-5900 ext 5 CHRIS or DAVE

 4-29 FISH TALES SUNDAY MORNING KICK OFF

 $100 ENTRY FEE
  -BIG FISH INCLUDED-
 100% PAYBACK
7AM-3PM
 540-895-5900 ext 5 CHRIS or DAVE

Old Man Winter is finally releasing his grip on us!! With just about the entire month of March at below average temperatures, the water temps have remained in the middle to upper forties all month. Look for all species of fish to make a big move to the shallows as the water warms up!


James Maupin
4-1-2018
9 Pounds 10 Ounces

BASS- The largemouth will make their move into the shallows all month long and will be willing to take a variety of reaction baits as they feed up in preparation for the spawn. If venturing uplake in the stained water, shallow crankbaits like the SPRO LITTLE JOHN 50 or a Strike King 1.5/2.5 Squarebill will draw strikes from hungry bass. 
Dave’s Tournament Tackle Tiger Shad Spinnerbaits fished in the dormant/emering willow grass has been a proven tactic for many years. New for this year from Dave’s Tournament Tackle is the Blade Roller Spinnerbait, the round head will deflect better for you when fishing in wood cover and it also features hidden weigh technology (3/8 has a 1/4 profile).  
Search baits like a Rat-L-Trap or Red Eye Shad has always been a favorite lure choice of mine. Fish these baits around the many rocky points that are adjacent to the channel.

Mid lake will have better water clarity than uplake, suspending jerkbaits fished on main lake points will continue to catch fish early in the month, rip rap banks, boat docks and bridge pilings are a great choice to have a chance at a BIG FAT BUCKET MOUTH!  Just remember, the warmer the water, the more aggressive you can get with the cadence. 

As the water warms into the middle 50’s and stays there, a soft jerkbait like the Zoom Super Fluke, Damiki Armor Shad, Deep Creek Lures Carolina Shad and the Double-D CC Twitchin’ Shad are all great choices. You can fish these in the emergent willow grass, around and under boat docks and around laydown trees. I rig them with a Gamakatsu EWG 4/0 hook on 12lb Izorline XXX Golden Green line. 

CRAPPIE- Early in the month, the Specks will still be in deeper water, as the sun warms the upper water column they will start to make a push to the shallows.  Bridge pilings will remain a great place to catch fish, as the spawn grows closer, look for fish around shallow boat docks, beaver huts, emerging willow grass and bulk heads (sea walls). 

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 LINESIDES are on the move uplake and will stay uplake just about all month. Jerkbaits, four inch swimbaits, blade baits and spoons will all catch fish.Look for the fish early and late in the day to be activly chasing baitfish and swirling just under the surface. If you see witness them doing this, a weightless Zoom Super Fluke or a Cordell Broken Back Redfin are top choices to get them to bite
Concentrate on the upper sections of the lake, above the 522 bridge on the North Anna arm and from the mouth of Terry’s Run all the way up to the 522 bridge on the Pamunkey Arm.  



LAKE LEVEL- FULL POOL
WATER TEMPS
DIKE 3- 51-53 Degrees (3-28-2018)
DOWN LAKE- 49-50 Degrees (3-28-2018)
MID LAKE- 47-48 Degrees (3-28-2018)
UP LAKE-46-48 (3-28-2018)

Chris Craft
Anna Point Marina/Fish Tales Tackle Manager

 

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