Thursday, March 15, 2012

Lake Anna Striper Fishing

Striper Fishing Lake Anna in March
The Striper bite is pretty solid right now and the favorable water quality and temperatures we are experiencing has supercharged these fish.  You will notice a distinct difference as soon as you set the hook.....they're mad, hungry, and ready to pull.  All of the river systems seem to be holding pretty good numbers of fish.  Try drifting live bait along the channel edge and move shallow during periods of peek activity.  As always key in on those areas where the shad are holding.  If live bait isn't your deal try casting 3"-6" swimbaits around points and humps near the  river channel.  It's important not to set the hook to aggressively as these fish will often just get the tail or miss the bait completely several time before choking it.  Allow the rod to load up before getting tight and setting the hook.  Make sure that your rod has enough backbone to make a long cast and handle larger fish while still have enough taper as to not pull the bait out of their mouth.  This Swimbait presentation will be most effective during low light conditions.  Stripers will eat the Alabama Rig.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Pre Spawn Is In The Air

Lake Anna Pre-Spawn Bass Fishing
Though winter patterns are still effective at times, bass are on the move.  Most pre-spawn techniques are proving effective.  Though fish will feed during the day, get on the water early for more aggressive and fast paced action.  Cloud cover and a little wind will extend this morning feed.  Find the threadfin shad and you will find largemouth bass trying to pack on some weight in preparation for spawn.  Pay attention to water temperature and clarity.  Clear is better than muddy, warmer is better than colder.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Alabama-Slama


Anyone that tells you wind is your friend was not fishing on Lake Anna today after 10 am.  Found fish on wind blown points but the entire lake was windblown.  Stuck it out until noon and then ran for the marina.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Gearing up for Spring Bass Fishing

Early March Bass Fishing on Lake Anna
It proved to be another great day on Lake Anna... We had to work for it, and pay attention to the changes in the weather, but we were able to put together a couple of really nice limits. Some were caught on carolina rigs, some on small crankbaits and swimbaits. Dennis and Walter are learning new techniques for this spring and looking to upgrade from spinning rods to baitcasters... So far, so good. See you again in a few weeks fellas!

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Dick Steele Returns

Dick Steele returns to Lake Anna for the first trip of 2012 and is greeted by a heard of angry largemouth.  After a very costly mistake two years ago in March involving a huge bass and a carolina rig (which will never be forgotten) it was pay back time.  When the weather gets bad, the bass get mad.