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Anyone Hit The Occoquan Reservoir Lately?

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11 hours ago, Choporoz said:

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really? other conditions permitting that is not totally un-fishable.  Maybe the season is not completely over.

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The 2019 season is upon us so I wanted to start up this thread again.  If those that love fishing the Rez could provide updates on the conditions, the bass spawn cycle and related movements it would be awesome!

 

Don't forget to post pics of the lunkers that you land.

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Cold and dirty, nothing to see here, move along............. stay off my res..........

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1 hour ago, quanjig said:

Cold and dirty, nothing to see here, move along............. stay off my res..........

Well that's awful neighborly of you. I thought I saw your name on this one...

Don't worry I put him back so don't get your panties in a bunch!

 

 

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ill be on the other side of the dam soon for some shad action....

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On 3/13/2019 at 8:47 PM, SeeNoSun said:

Well that's awful neighborly of you. I thought I saw your name on this one...

Don't worry I put him back so don't get your panties in a bunch!

 

 

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Nice fish!!! To bad it’s not a recent pic!!! Leaves on the trees are a dead give away!!😂

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On 3/16/2019 at 11:53 AM, quanjig said:

Nice fish!!! To bad it’s not a recent pic!!! Leaves on the trees are a dead give away!!😂

That was caught on Oct 29, 2018. Never said it was a recent catch.  Had three really nice ones last year.  Going out for the first time this year on Thursday. Looking forward to returning to the cold muddy water of the Rez.

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Spent a few hours fighting wind this weekend out there.  Didn't find any that really moved up yet.  Very slow.  Some hanging out in trees, but nothing feeding aggressively anywhere that I found.

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Went out today. Water temps around 50.  Launched at Fountainhead and pedaled up to the splits and back. Not much movement yet but it was a nice day on the Rez.  I even got a little sunburn on my face.

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Dusted off the old rental boats at Fountainhead on Saturday.  It was beautiful out but the bass weren't cooperating at all.  I figured with the recent warming trend they would push to the shallows. Boy was I wrong. Nothing in the creeks and pockets.  Caught the 4 doinks that bit and had a decent one chase me to the boat.  Talked to one guy out there that said he had a good morning with a jerkbait. Guess I'll have to regroup next weekend. 

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There are a couple spots to hike to, but unless you are fishing for catfish, it is not worth it in my opinion.

You can rent a jon boat at fountainhead and Lake Ridge, though.

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I had an internship working at Occoquan last year.  I was putting up mile markers along their water trail.  I would always see people pulling out impressive cats out of the reservoir but I never saw anyone catch a bass there unless they were in a Jon boat or a canoe. I went out on my buddy's Jon Boat in late August and we caught a few baby bass but we had to cover a lot of water to catch them.  I just don't think its worth fishing from shore.

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