Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Snakes: It's What For Dinner

Aquia Creek Snakehead Fishing in May
Carrying out your environmental responsibilities as an angler never tasted so good.  These fish appear offensive but have firm white meat fillets with mild flavor making them arguably the finest eating fish in fresh water.  Snakeheads fight hard, bite aggressively, and often jump several times on their way to the boat. A thick slime coat and a mouth full of teeth can pose a challenge while handling the fish but a couple of cotton rags and Boga Grip will make short work.  Dark colored soft plastic baits will trigger a strike as well as topwater plastic frogs.  Look for snakeheads in the same places you find largemouth.  In areas of extremely thick vegetation fish the edge of the grass during the last third of a falling tide.  Medium to heavy bass tackle with braided line and no drag is a good recipe for a great time.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Lake Anna Bluegill Spawn

Conditions:
70 degrees
Mild

Gear:
XPS Pro Qualifier Rods & Reels
6 lb Seaguar Fourocarbon
1/16 ounce grubs

This is my youngest son Collin. He and my 9 year old Evan are fanatic about fishing. The only problem is that I can't take them every day... So I try to make sure that the days I can take them, will be enjoyable weather etc. This trip worked out perfectly... Massive Bluegill have moved up to spawn. There are areas with 30-40 large bluegill within a 10 foot radius. These are hard fighting agressive fish that present a perfect fishing opportunity for young kids...

Now is the time to "get on" some of these huge Lake Anna bluegill.

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Crappie Fishing in May


Conditions:
Water Temp 68
10 mph winds

Gear:
Live minnows
Xps Pro Qualifier rods and reels
6 lb Seaguar flourocarbom
Adjustable slip bobbers

Valerie and Steve are regular clients of mine... I think Valerie would fish from sun up to sun down if she could... The day started out pretty slow fo us, but by mid day we were catching every few minutes... The better bites were coming in about 15 feet of water over brushpiles with the bait sitting at about 10 feet. Valerie and Steve are always a joy to fish with, i look forward to our next outing.



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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Tons Of Fun - Live Bait Fishing

Lake Anna Live Bait Fishing - May
Today was an absolute blast!  Spent the morning drifting live bait and caught several stripers along with this nine pound catfish.  The striper bite died off mid morning and the lake really got busy.  We changed tackle and went on the crappie.  Managed to boat some slab crappie but the real story was all the bonus fish.  I have never seen so many species of fish caught on Lake Anna in one day.  Largemouth, stripers, catfish, crappie, yellow perch, white perch (and I mean bigguns), warmouth, and bluegills.  Tons of fun.