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FALL CLASSIC Oct 22, 2017
$100 Entry Fee
100% Pay Back
7:00am – 3:30pm
Plaques for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & Big Fish will be awarded.

Sunday October 29
$120 Entry Fee (includes $10 big fish)
Payback is 1 in 7 Boats
100% Payback after expenses
(expenses are trophies, advertising, food, etc)
Flight Number One – Boats 1-50 7:30am-3:30pm
Flight Number Two – Boats 51-100 7:45am-3:45am
Flight Number Three – Boats 101-150 8:00am-4:00pm

Sunday November 5, 2016
$120 Entry Fee (includes $20 Big Fish)
80% Payback
Payback is 1 in 5 Boats
100% Payback for Big Fish
1st & 2nd Place Big Fish
($15 & $5 goes towards Big Fish)


October is the month of change around lake Anna. Archery season begins on October 7, 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.

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 Buzzbait, Poppers, Walking baits, Whopper Ploppers and my favorite, Double D CC Twitchin’ Shad Soft Jerkbaits.

As always, Shakey Heads (check out SG’s Heavy Metal Shakey Heads), Drop Shots and Jigs 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″ paddle tail 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 Damiki Vault or SG’s Heavy Metal Blade 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- 15″ Low

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

Water Temps
Up Lake- 74-80
Mid Lake- 76-82
Down Lake- 76-82
Dike 3- 83

Chris Craft
Anna Point Marina
Fish Tales Tackle Manager
540-895-5900 Ext5


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