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Sandy River Reservoir


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#1 luv2fish33

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Posted April 27 2011 - 11:07 AM

To all my fellow Va fishermen out there, if you guys have never fished Sandy River Resivour, do yourself a favor a try it out. I fished there for the first time on Monday with a buddy of mine. Together we caught around 20 bass, i was the lucky one and caught the biggest a 4 pounder. We fished from the boat dock all the way back to the standing timber and caught fish everywhere we went, mainly on pumpkin seed worm wacky rigged. I highly reccomend this place, on top of the heavy action it is a beautiful place to take in wildlife scenery.

#2 Wayne P.

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Posted April 27 2011 - 03:39 PM

I fished it the first day it was opened to fishing when there was just a muddy road leading to the ramp. In recent years I can't seem to force myself to choose that lake over Briery Creek unless it is Winter.

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Posted April 27 2011 - 04:26 PM

sandy is a great place!! I go there when i dont feel like dealing with the stumps at briery :lol: I also like watching the bald eagles! Fishing is great there with alot of good size fish! But at times can get packed and every turn you make there is a boat...i guess same with briery but overall i love both sandy & briery! B)

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Posted April 27 2011 - 08:44 PM

Ive been wanting to fish sandy river for a while now. Is it a hp restricted lake like briery as well or all electric
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Posted April 27 2011 - 08:50 PM

Sandy River Res. has the same 10hp gas motor limit as Briery Creek Lake.

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Posted April 27 2011 - 08:52 PM

Gotcha thanks wayne. I heard they pull some nice ones outta sandy river...
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#7 luv2fish33

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Posted April 28 2011 - 06:46 AM

I caught a 4 pounder in the standing timber. Was talking to a oldtimer at the boat ramp and he told us a guy caught a 13 pound bass a few weeks ago bank fishing.

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Posted April 28 2011 - 10:21 AM

Lol man how I could only wish to hook into a 13lb bass
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Posted April 28 2011 - 11:36 AM

Landing a fish in that size class is a lot more probable at Sandy than at Briery. Hooking one in that class is a higher probability at Briery.

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Posted April 28 2011 - 03:21 PM

would be cool for someone like " Hook N Look " to hold a show at briery or sandy so we could see all the monster bass and where they are holding from a underwater view! I bet you find schools of 13+ pounders swimmin around B)

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Posted April 28 2011 - 06:02 PM

That would be awesome to see HookNLook film at show at either place.

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Posted May 01 2011 - 08:44 PM

lets get over 16.4 !!!!!!! come on briery or sandy river !!!
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Posted May 01 2011 - 11:09 PM

Its going to hppen in the nxt yyr or so I elieve
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Posted May 02 2011 - 12:42 PM

Anyone on here have any suggestions on how to approach Sandy River? First trip out this weekend, so I'm looking at least some direction.
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Posted May 02 2011 - 04:54 PM

I fished sandy for couple hours this weekend...caught 12bass all under 3lbs. All came off weightless soft plastics in about 3-6ft of water! I seen lots of bream beds but no bass beds.

Kaotic Ive had good luck with top-water EARLY in the morning...i also have good luck with cranks and lip-less cranks as well. The pads and vegetation is starting to come up also. Most my fish came off some type of structure w/ wood in relation to deep water. I did see some big females that were skiddish on the flats and would take off at sight of boat or movement. Good luck i think you will love this place!! There is some standing timber on upper & lower end of lake along with small cypress?? trees coming out of water in several locations that have paid off for me. I used mostly soft plastics this last outing bc i was to lazy to crank ;)