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with the mercury rising to record heats earlier than usual how are all my co virginia anglers changing up there style and tech to put the early heat on their side.

105 heat index in may what the heck!!!!!!!!!

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i fished at 2 till 5 today. bad idea to avoid the heat but i did get 7 bass nothing big but they were hitting my ribbon-tail. i usually do like to hit morning or night in my sessions but didn't have the time today with this storm coming in.

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yep night fishing and early mornings. that 5-10 period is great too

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The afternoon to the twilight hours for me as well.

While hitting one of the local, small Dam lakes (from like 3 to 8) in NOVA (pm if you want to know) I had two really interesting firsts.......

Caught my first bass on a Northstar jig. I can not say how nice these jigs are and bought about 11 of them in one shot at a GREAT price. The picture was this little guy a few ounces shy of 3lbs jumped all over the jig as you can see when it hit the water

The second interesting thing was I was late to the party and bought a chartreuse and black square billed crank bait by strike king and sure enough the first cast with the lure I caught a fish...... shockingly KVD must know what he is talking about... HAHA

Boat repairs are done so will be back out on the water this weekend (fingers crossed) so back to fountainhead and pohick. I have a re-found respect for the guys casting from the shore.... these last couple weeks being land bound have reminded me how tough it can be. post-29060-0-35096300-1307105292_thumb.j

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Right now just mornings. Last year I try night fishing with no luck. Last week I try the Rappahannock river. Just three dinks on wacky. I did land a 3lb cat on a white chatterbait and 4lb bowfin on wacky as well. The bowfin is the biggest catch for me this year. AP Hill hasn't been good for me at all. I'm going to try inside the base with some ponds I never tried yet. I might be going out Sunday not sure where. If with brother possibly the Ni.

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Right now just mornings. Last year I try night fishing with no luck. Last week I try the Rappahannock river. Just three dinks on wacky. I did land a 3lb cat on a white chatterbait and 4lb bowfin on wacky as well. The bowfin is the biggest catch for me this year. AP Hill hasn't been good for me at all. I'm going to try inside the base with some ponds I never tried yet. I might be going out Sunday not sure where. If with brother possibly the Ni.

Where on the rappahannock do you fish? just wondering. Nice to hear you caught a bowfin, I love how hard they fight!

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Where on the rappahannock do you fish? just wondering. Nice to hear you caught a bowfin, I love how hard they fight!

I put in at hopyard landing in King George since it's free. Hicks use to run $6, not sure now and Port Royal ramp I'm not sure what Buster's place charges? I would to love battle with an 8lb or above bowfin.

By the way welcome to the site. (I see you joined in April.)

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good to know every one is out there hookin some fish. how about that cool down yesterday i wonder if that will affect the bite for this weekend. ill be going out on my secret lake tomorrow should be a beautiful day i hope.

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hitting it early but its been turning out well for me ive got 3 over six in the last 3 weeks not bad !

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I dont care how hot it is or what time it is, if the water is moving pretty good on the potomac then I'm fishing, plain and simple. This heat does especially suck tho when youre trying to do yard work, especially with over 11 acres to worry about :(

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Me and my brother went to the Ni res.this past Sunday from 6:30 to about 3:00. I only manage land 3. 1 bass on a 3/8 white chatterbait, and 2 bass and rock bass I think on wacky. My brother had 2 pickerel lost 1 at boat hit my gold/black one knocker rattle trap and lost 1 bass in some trees right near the boat. I can't remember what worm he had Trigged. During the day I ended up losing my chatterbait and my brother lost my rattle trap and his spook. We also couldn't get nothing to hit in the lilies.

Frogging doesn't seem to be happening for this year. So far just 2 lil guys on the year.

I'm going to try and give Engineer pond a go tomorrow . It's located inside AP Hill base. I'm going to try some of the ponds I never tried a go.

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hitting it early but its been turning out well for me ive got 3 over six in the last 3 weeks not bad !

Not bad? Think that would qualify as tearing it up.

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This is my favorite time to fish !!!

The heat turns up and the sun beats down I fish shallow in the AM and PM and deep in the middle of the day.

I cought the one in my avitar and this one last Saturday plus a three pounder and a bunch of tots.

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had two bass over 8 lb in the past 2 weeks between me and some friends on our favorite lake down here. havnt hit the ni up recently want to though. never been into fort ap hill i need to get in there and tear some fish up soon

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This is my favorite time to fish !!!

The heat turns up and the sun beats down I fish shallow in the AM and PM and deep in the middle of the day.

I cought the one in my avitar and this one last Saturday plus a three pounder and a bunch of tots.

Sandy river???

thats a nice bass though

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S13JOHN,

Thank you very much.

No it was not Sandy River they were both caught at Lake Anna on the public side.

The one in my avitar weighed in at 8'-4oz the other one is 6'-2oz.

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I have yet to fish Anna, I recently got a jonboat and I wanna get out there as soon as my egg beater motor gets fixed, I've heard it can be tough but when it's on, it's on.

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i destroyed my trolling motor last tournament pretty much and am about to get a new maxxum so i have no been able to fish at all in the past weeks.

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had two bass over 8 lb in the past 2 weeks between me and some friends on our favorite lake down here. havnt hit the ni up recently want to though. never been into fort ap hill i need to get in there and tear some fish up soon

I've been fishing AP Hill for last two years. You can't beat it for $20 a year. They must increase the fishing casue the new map I have have a load of new pond listings. 42 ponds, 4 lakes. I'm not sure how many are accessible by land or boat or even fishable. but last year map only listed 13 ponds and lakes. Lakes are the same from last year. You do have to do a background check this year.

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I have yet to fish Anna, I recently got a jonboat and I wanna get out there as soon as my egg beater motor gets fixed, I've heard it can be tough but when it's on, it's on.

I hope you get the chance to do so.

Anna was very tough for me the first couple of years and she still spanks me from time to time but it really is a lot of fun, Look me up when you have a chance and I will show you some fun spots if you want.

This motor of yours I noticed earlier that you stated you can not get the prop to enguage are you refering to not being able to put in gear?

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I hope you get the chance to do so.

Anna was very tough for me the first couple of years and she still spanks me from time to time but it really is a lot of fun, Look me up when you have a chance and I will show you some fun spots if you want.

This motor of yours I noticed earlier that you stated you can not get the prop to enguage are you refering to not being able to put in gear?

Yeah the guy called me back today. The motor company is no longer in business, and I need new gears but the parts are impossible to find. Said the motor runs great it's just that my gears are all jacked up. So looks like I'll be selling for parts and looking for a new outboard. Luckily I have some cashed saved up so I'd be able to purchase another one soon. I just gotta find a used one that runs well and that isn't too expensive.

If you could throw me some pointers on Anna that would be great. I haven't fished any big lakes yet, as I haven't had a motor to do so. Anna is HUGE compared to anything I'm used to. I know people have caught some hogs out of there.

The guy that started this forum is actually my best friend and fishing buddy, we've been nailing them on our secret lake. I caught a 9lb and another friend of ours got at least an 8, we didn't scale that one.

I went out today and it seems like all the big fish were deeper cause all I could hook up on were dinks. A good 4lb shook my jig like it was nothing. Besides today there hadn't been a day where we haven't hooked into a 3lb fish. Feels good to know that what you're doing is working, ha at least it was. I blame the heat.

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Yeah the guy called me back today. The motor company is no longer in business, and I need new gears but the parts are impossible to find. Said the motor runs great it's just that my gears are all jacked up. So looks like I'll be selling for parts and looking for a new outboard. Luckily I have some cashed saved up so I'd be able to purchase another one soon. I just gotta find a used one that runs well and that isn't too expensive.

If you could throw me some pointers on Anna that would be great. I haven't fished any big lakes yet, as I haven't had a motor to do so. Anna is HUGE compared to anything I'm used to. I know people have caught some hogs out of there.

The guy that started this forum is actually my best friend and fishing buddy, we've been nailing them on our secret lake. I caught a 9lb and another friend of ours got at least an 8, we didn't scale that one.

I went out today and it seems like all the big fish were deeper cause all I could hook up on were dinks. A good 4lb shook my jig like it was nothing. Besides today there hadn't been a day where we haven't hooked into a 3lb fish. Feels good to know that what you're doing is working, ha at least it was. I blame the heat.

As far as your motor is concerned sorry to hear about that and I hope you are able to find a replacement soon.

If you go fishing at Anna soon the bigger ones are on the deeper flats now 10 to 25 feet. Below the 208 bridge and the bigger ones will soon be doing the same above the 208 bridge.

The water for the most part is clear in the lower end of the lake but still stained on the upper part.

Take some 6 to 11 inch lizzards with you in pumpkin seed with a chartreuse swim tail that will get you a few to start with make sure you Carolina rig them, bottom contact is going to be key with your weight.

This lake is going to take a LOT of patience since you have never fished a large lake before, There is a lot of water for these fish to roam around in.

Remember fishing in the heat of summer is no different (in my opinion) than fishing in the freezing cold it's slow and deeper water the only difference is their metabolism is working a little faster in the warmer water so they will be more likely to chase after your bait, keep yourself off of the banks about 20 yards in the heat of the day and a little closer during the AM and PM.

I would start at sturgeons creek across from the power plant and work your way down towards the dam and make sure you have all of your fishing licence and your equiptment you need in order, the VDGIF is out in force over there now.

I hope that helps, one final note, Be EXTREMELY careful over there most boaters do not know the first thing about operating their big expencive boats and they do not care about you at all the water will be rough from around 10 to 7 from all of the boat traffic.

I hope you and your best friend have a great day at the lake, Good luck and be safe!!

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As far as your motor is concerned sorry to hear about that and I hope you are able to find a replacement soon.

If you go fishing at Anna soon the bigger ones are on the deeper flats now 10 to 25 feet. Below the 208 bridge and the bigger ones will soon be doing the same above the 208 bridge.

The water for the most part is clear in the lower end of the lake but still stained on the upper part.

Take some 6 to 11 inch lizzards with you in pumpkin seed with a chartreuse swim tail that will get you a few to start with make sure you Carolina rig them, bottom contact is going to be key with your weight.

This lake is going to take a LOT of patience since you have never fished a large lake before, There is a lot of water for these fish to roam around in.

Remember fishing in the heat of summer is no different (in my opinion) than fishing in the freezing cold it's slow and deeper water the only difference is their metabolism is working a little faster in the warmer water so they will be more likely to chase after your bait, keep yourself off of the banks about 20 yards in the heat of the day and a little closer during the AM and PM.

I would start at sturgeons creek across from the power plant and work your way down towards the dam and make sure you have all of your fishing licence and your equiptment you need in order, the VDGIF is out in force over there now.

I hope that helps, one final note, Be EXTREMELY careful over there most boaters do not know the first thing about operating their big expencive boats and they do not care about you at all the water will be rough from around 10 to 7 from all of the boat traffic.

I hope you and your best friend have a great day at the lake, Good luck and be safe!!

I greatly appreciate the info, not a lot of people are willing to give that much info on the lake they like to fish. I hope I can find a motor soon and get out there. Do you ever fish any tournaments at Anna?

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