Saturday, September 14, 2013

Fall Bass Fishing on Lake Anna


 I love this time of year. Schools of bait fish head towards creek tributaries and the bucket mouths aren't far behind. Pete is an experienced finesse fisherman with exceptional casting skills... His casting skills really paid of during this trip... Fish were holding very close to cover, making it very important to "hit the target" as gracefully as possible. It's incredible that the lunker on the left actually made it into the boat. It wrapped itself around logs, went airborne a couple of times etc. One of the most exciting catches all year! Call 540-287-3591 to catch a lunker of your own!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Striped Bass Fish Fry

 

This trip was all about dinner and good friends! We went out for about 4 hours in the evening and loaded up on fillets for the fryer. The company was great, both ladies have been friends for years. I'm looking forward to getting on the water with them again this fall. Call 540-287-3591 to book your next outing.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Back to School Fishing


This is my 10 year old son Evan... We went out for the evening to catch a few crappie. There were still a lot of fish in deeper water schooling around channel edges etc. But the signs were obvious that schools of slabs are headed for shallower brush and rocks.  If you can find the time in the next month to get away for a few hours, this is a great time to load up on 50, even 100 crappie in one trip. Crappie focused fishing trips are also great for kids that are new to fishing. The action is steady, keeping kids interested and entertained throughout the day. Give me a call @ 540-287-3591 to book a trip or learn more.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Late Summer Striper Fishing on Lake Anna

Lake Anna Striper Fishing - September
Outstanding late summer weather, very few other boats on the water, and good fishing is what you can expect on Lake Anna this time of year.  We brought several small and keeper sized fish to the boat this evening but this big boy anchored the stringer for sure.  Predictable topwater patterns are beginning to emerge for both bass and stripers creating excellent light tackle opportunities.  As late summer runs into fall look for the fishing to only get better.  Large weather fronts will change things for a day or two but this is an outstanding time of year to be on the water.  Every day brings new opportunity to find large fish (especially crappie) coming out of deep water to fatten up for colder conditions. Don't miss out on the fall feed - call Taylor @ 540.842.9155 to book your trip today!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Double up! Father and Son Fishing Trip

 

Last night was a blast...  Low boat traffic & mild weather is making evening trips even more relaxing than they have been all summer. The bites came in clusters... We would fish for a little while with nothing, then all of the sudden WHAM 3 fish at once! The water temps are down below 80 degrees in some areas and the fish are responding appropriately. Look for some incredible stringers of  Largemouth, Crappie, and Striped Bass in the upcoming weeks. Call Charlie Bowles @ 540-287-3591 to book your next fall fishing trip.

Out for a sunset cruise.......with HOG STRIPERS!

Lake Anna Striper Fishing - September
Another fantastic evening of striper fishing in the journal.  Action was fairly steady during the four hour trip.  Put several quality fish in the boat and a couple went in the cooler.  As water temperatures begin to cool off the striper fishing shows no sign of slacking up!  Lake Anna should continue to produce nice catches of stripers through the fall.  Call Taylor @ 540.842.9155 to book your trip today.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

We Beat the Boat Traffic!

Lake Anna Striper Fishing - September
Warm sunshine + Labor Day Weekend = an absolute madhouse on Lake Anna.  Nobody told the stripers that fishing wasn't supposed to be outstanding!  Half day trips from 4pm to dark continue to provide excellent striper action and a great sunset.  Call Taylor @ 540.842.9155 to book your trip today!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fun for the whole family!

Lake Anna Striper Fishing - August
Striper fishing on Lake Anna provides great fun for the beginner and the seasoned pro.  Bring the whole family! Evening striper fishing on Lake Anna continues to be very productive with no signs of slacking up.  As we approach cooler water temps and shorter days the fishing will only get better.  Call Taylor at 540-842-9155 to book your trip today!

Friends of CVO working hard!

Friends of Central Virginia Outdoors have been fishing hard this summer and have sent photos to show off their catch.  Branden Hottinger caught this tremendous Muskie fishing with his father Stacy.  The Muskie weighed in at an impressive 14.5 pound.  Nice work Branden!  Lucas McCann caught a very aggressive Wahoo trolling Ballyhoo off the coast of Cape Hatteras.  This fish was on the grill hours later!  Dynamite fishing!  If you are a fan of CVO we would love to hear your story.  Send an e-mail to at taylor@cvofishing.com with your fishing report and photos.  Register your e-mail address on our home page to receive updates of our most recent catches and fishing reports.
Shenandoah Lake - Muskie Fishing

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Stripers - Its what's for dinner!

Lake Anna Striper Fishing - August
Evening striper fishing on Lake Anna continues to be very productive with no signs of slacking up.  As we approach cooler water temps and shorter days the fishing will only get better.  Call Taylor at 540-842-9155 to book your trip today!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Kids aren't the only thing going back to school!

Lake Anna Striper Fishing - August
Evening striper fishing on Lake Anna continues to be very productive with no signs of slacking up.  As we approach cooler water temps and shorter days the fishing will only get better.  Call Taylor at 540-842-9155 to book your trip today!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Summertime Striper Fishing On Lake Anna

Lake Anna Striper Fishing - July
Stripers are still locked up in a solid summertime pattern providing some hot action!  If you are on vacation don't let a cloudy day go to waste.  Call Taylor @ 540.842.9155 to get out and get hooked up today!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Lake Anna Striper Fishing

Lake Anna Striper Fishing - July
Evening Striper fishing continues to be excellent.  Pulled 15 fish to the boat tonight including 4 back to back double ups!  Call Taylor @ 540.842.9155 and book your trip today.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Happy Hour Striper Fishing is On Fire!

Lake Anna Striper Fishing - June
Stripers settled into a very predictable pattern this week making fishing outstanding.  Large numbers of fish were caught and good sized schools of fish came to the surface chasing shad in the morning and evening.  Tremendous numbers of 18" - 22" fish made up the majority of the feed but stripers in the 5 - 10 pound class were also present.  Call Taylor @ 540.842.9155 to book your trip today!  Don't forget to ask about discounted rates for 4 hour striper trips Monday through Thursday.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Trolling Stripers on Lake Anna

Lake Anna Striper Fishing - June
Despite the insane amount of boat traffic this afternoon fish were biting.  Fish remain scattered over deep water.  Trolling is an excellent way to cover lots of area in search of feeding stripers.  Happy Hour Trolling Trips are an excellent way to capitalize on the most productive portion of the day.  Call Taylor 540.842.9155 to book your trip.  Tuesday and Wednesday evening next week are still available and should provide some dynamite action (weather permitting).

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Lake Anna Bass Fishing and Trash Talking

Dennis Daniels & Hank Ruffin holding up a 20 lb plus 5 fish limit
I have been really bad about posting to the website this spring... I have several dozen pictures from the last three months that need to be posted and written about. I've met some really great people this spring. Most of the fishing trips have produced very nice catches... All of them have been fun!

I had to take a few minutes to share this one. I think the best way to describe this trip was competitive! Dennis has a way of lighting a competitive fire in all of his friends! I'm not sure if I can do it justice in this post, but I'll try. I have to start out by saying that both Hank and Dennis have been out (on separate occasions) earlier in the year. We caught some fish, but truly struggled in the previous trips. For example, Hanks last trip offered a 25 degree cold front, sleet, snow and he was already suffering from the flu! (The Bass Pro 100mph Gortex was awesome!) We managed to put together a decent limit in the past but I really wanted this trip to be a good one for both of them.

Dennis organized the day with 3 of his buddies... Walt, Darryl, and Hank (All pictured in Taylor's previous post). Taylor guided Walt and Darryl, while Dennis and Hank hopped in my boat. Most people take fishing trips to relax and wind down. Dennis and the gang chose to turn this into a vicious competition. There was trash talking at the ramp, on the phone, during lunch, between partners, between clients and guides, and on and on! There was never a dull moment. Each boat landed between 20-30 nice keeper bass during the course of the day. Dennis started early with a 3 pounder on a "skitter pop". Hank struck hard around 9 am with a 5 1/2 lb hawg that took "big fish" honors, shortly followed by a 4 pounder. Sometime around 4 o'clock Dennis landed another angry 4 1/2. And dropped plenty of high fives and explicit shouts in celebration. Towards the end of the day Darryl lost one on a crankbait that may have taken the lunker prize. It was one of those days where the next big bite could happen at any time.

Great day on the water... Looking forward to seeing these guys again at the end of June.

Quick reminder... 
We are doing "Happy Hour" fishing trips this summer, everyday from 5pm to dark.
These evening trips are a ton of fun and a great way to wind down after work! The boat traffic dies down and the temperature cools as the sun sets.  On average the trips produce a dozen or so angry Lake Anna Striped Bass from 5-15 lbs.

Feel free to call Taylor or me (Charlie) at 540-287-3591 to book a trip or learn more about Lake Anna. I've been a resident of Lake Anna  for over 25 years and have plenty of relationships with owners of rental properties, marinas, restaurants etc. We're happy to assist with lodging, large groups, boat rentals and more.

Tight lines!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Lake Anna Bass Fishing - CVO STYLE!

Lake Anna Bass Fishing - May
Those willing to stick through the rain and terrible wind were rewarded.  Red hot trolling motors and overfilled live wells was the theme for today.  Most of the boat traffic blew off the lake as whitecaps rolled passed the State Park and through the 208 bridge.  Meanwhile CVO guides were putting their clients on a mess of Lake Anna bass.  Book your trip today!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Lake Anna Crappie Fishing

Lake Anna Crappie Fishing - May
Good numbers of Crappie being caught right now with plenty of 12" -14" available for those willing to put the time in.  Call Taylor @ 540.842.9155 to book your trip today.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Lake Anna Bass Fishing

Lake Anna Bass Fishing - May
Lots of BIG bass in shallow water.  This is the time of year to get out early, stay late, put your time in.  Hard work will pay off with big bass on a short line in skinny water.  Call Taylor @ 540.842.9155 to book your trip today.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Lake Anna Bass Fishing

Lake Anna Bass Fishing - April
Lots of BIG bass in shallow water.  This is the time of year to get out early, stay late, put your time in.  Hard work will pay off with big bass on a short line in skinny water.  Call Taylor @ 540.842.9155 to book your trip today.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Spring Crappie Fishing in Full Swing

Crappie Fishing - Lake Anna
It is time to get on the water and enjoy the spring weather we have been waiting for.  Crappie fishing is outstanding this time of year and there may be a few bonus stripers on the stringer by the end of the day.  Crappie fishing is an excellent way to introduce beginners and with 12" - 14" fish being caught regularly the action in hot enough to keep a serious angler engaged.  Call Taylor 540.842.9155 to book your trip today!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

April Bass Fishing

Lake Anna Bass Fishing - April
Lots of BIG bass in shallow water.  This is the time of year to get out early, stay late, put your time in.  Hard work will pay off with big bass on a short line in skinny water.  Call Taylor @ 540.842.9155 to book your trip today.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Hog Squealing Goat Slappin Good Time!

Hog Hunting - Mountain Meadow West Virginia
Took a short brake from bass fishing to chase a different kind of hog.  Mountain Meadow Hunting Preserve in Greenville, West Virginia turned us loose in a target rich environment.  Check em out at www.mountainmeadowhunting.com and make sure you have plenty of room in the freezer before you go.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Catch BIG Lake Anna Bass


CVO is not messing around this spring. There has been a 4 pound bass caught on every outing in the last 2 weeks except for 1! The fish are gearing up for the journey to shallow water and are very healthy. The surface temps were about 50-53 in the area that I caught the limit in the picture above. A very slow presentation on pinpoint locations were the key to getting good bites. I expect the next 2 months to be incredibly good for CVO and our clients. Give us a call @ 540-287-3591 if you would like to take a swing at an early spring lunker!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hunting for Big Bass on Lake Anna

Lake Anna Bass Fishing - March 2013
This morning we fought through some heavy downpours and strong wind while enduring a fairly slow bite.........then the wind changed.  Fish began to bite including this cow weighing in at just over five pounds!  Big fish continue to be common for those with the patience to hunt them down.  Floating-garlic scented soft plastics from Deep Creek Lures did the trick today.  If you're ready to join the hunt call Taylor and book your trip today 540.842.9155!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Big Baits + Big Bass = Big Fun

Lake Anna Bass Fishing - March 2013

Good bye snow, hello bucketmouth bass.  If you want to try your luck at at a Lake Anna lunker, I'm your guide.  As more and more fish move out of deep water that monster bass could be one cast away.  Call Taylor to book your next fishing trip 540-842-9155

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Spring Patterns Starting To Emerge

Lake Anna Bass Fishing - March
This time of year the weather can be gorgeous one day and miserable the next; rest assured these bass don't care.  Even though it may snow a foot tomorrow, the biological clock is ticking.  Fish will be moving out of deep water and heading for the bank this month.  The next 40 days is arguably your best opportunity to catch a Lake Anna giant.  It takes grit to withstand 45 degree rain, howling wind, and the occasional snow flurry but as the spring patters begin to play out these fish are going to put on a serious feed.  This early pre-spawn period requires concentration and perseverance. As we withstand the last few days of winter there will be fewer bites but the average size bass will be tremendous.  As the lake warms it will become more of a numbers game.  Call Taylor - 540.842.9155 to book your trip today!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

March Madness!


It's finally here... March marks the beginning of my favorite time of year. There may be a couple more weeks of cold weather ahead of us, but winter can't hang on for much longer! The last couple of months have been spent traveling to shows and expos, working on equipment and waiting for MARCH!

I got out today for a few hours... It was cold & windy with the tease of spring right around the corner. Above is a picture of a couple Lake Anna Bass that couldn't resist my newly acquired plastics from Deep Creek Lures. :)

Fishing is only going to get better for the next 3 months... The calendar is filling up quickly... If you're considering going fishing with a guide this spring, now is the time to book your trip. We can accommodate large groups, kids, business outings and more. We are looking forward to catching lots of fish and having lots of fun this spring!

Call Charlie at 540-287-3591