MID MARCH OUTLOOK
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The Anna Point Marina/Fish Tales Big Fish Contest will start back up and we will pay $100 or a yearly ramp pass

($150 value) to the angler that catches the largest Bass, Crappie or Striper for the month of March. 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

3-17 WET LINE PRODUCTIONS CHARITY BASS SERIES

(HIGH POINT MARINA)
 7AM-3PM
$100 ENTRY FEE 80% PAYBACK
SCOTT & TERESA CAIN 804-873-7449
3-18 FISH TALES OPEN TOURNAMENT
$110 ENTRY FEE
 -BIG FISH INCLUDED-
 80% PAYBACK
7AM-3PM
 540-895-5900 ext5 CHRIS or DAVE
3-25 FISH TALES OPEN TEAM TOURNAMENT
 $110 ENTRY FEE
-BIG FISH INCLUDED-

 80% PAYBACK

7AM-3PM
 540-895-5900 ext5 CHRIS or DAVE
3-31 FISH TALES OPEN TEAM TOURNAMENT
 $110 ENTRY FEE
  -BIG FISH INCLUDED-
 80% PAYBACK
7AM-3PM
 540-895-5900 ext5 CHRIS or DAVE
Old Man Winter is just not letting go this year, after a nice warm up in February and early March, it has cooled back off.
March is known as the BIG FISH MONTH here in the Commonwealth, so be sure to check your line, rod and reel and get out there and land the fish of a lifetime.
BASS- The largemouth will start to make a 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 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, suspending jerkbaits fished on main lake points, rip rap banks, deep boat docks and bridge pilings are a great choice to have a chance at a BIG FAT BUCKET MOUTH!  As the water warms, you can get more aggressive with the cadence that you are fishing.
If fishing around bait fish, A-Rigs rigged with four inch swimbaits, like the BIG BITE SUICIDE SHAD will do the trick. A 1/2oz Blade Bait made by SG HEAVY METAL BAITS will catch them as well and the popular Damiki Vault.Also, a 1/4oz Scounger Head rigged with a soft jerkbait will catch them.
As the water warms into the 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- The Crappie had started making a slight move towards their spawning grounds, however they were stopped by the cold weather and falling water temps. You can still catch them around bridge pilings in 10-15 feet of water. As the water warms back up, look for them to move towards the willow grass, boats docks and laydown trees. A two inch curly tail grub rigged on a 1/16oz jighead or small minnows rigged under a slip bobber with catch limits of the tasty panfish.
 STRIPER- The LINESIDES are on the move uplake and will continue to move uplake all  month. Jerkbaits, four inch swimbaits, blade baits and spoons will all catch fish. There are still a number of birds on the lake diving on baitfish, these feathered fish locaters will help you put a few in the cooler.
By the end of the month, 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 Pamunky Arm.
LAKE LEVEL- Full Pool
WATER TEMPS
DOWN LAKE- 50-53 Degrees
MID LAKE- 46-48 Degrees
UP LAKE- 44-48
Chris Craft
Anna Point Marina/Fish Tales Tackle Manager

 

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