Thursday, July 02, 2015

Happy fishermen

 Here are a couple Lake Anna Striper Pro's
Shane and Jacob with a great morning catch.

Aaron, Grandpa, Pete and Paul

Cloudy and pleasant, Water Temperature 86* and Clear
Today was a little different than yesterday. Instead of Sun and schools like yesterday we had clouds and scattered fish. Didn't matter much, everyone caught plenty of Stripers. Paul's group wanted enough for a meal while they are staying here at the lake but I thing they kept more than they bargained for. We only fished a 4 hour charter this morning but probably caught 35 to 40 fish. 

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Too much to handle

Andrew and Morgan

Today Tony and I both had morning charters. The fish were schooled and we spanked 'um. While I was working a giant school Tony called me on the radio and said he found a monster school. A minute later he called back and said everything was hooked up and hurry to him. We were busy reeling in fish and could not leave our school. Ten minutes later Tony called and said they limited out and we better get there quick. It was a busy morning with both boats catching well over 100 Stripers. July is going to be an incredible month to fish for Stripers on Lake Anna. The lake is behind a month and we are just starting to catch schooling fish and this action will only get better and better. Our 100 to 200 fish mornings are just around the corner, if you want to get out and be in of these pictures contact us before we book up. When is the last time you reeled in 25 fish in a morning?

Lowrance and Simrad Screen Shots

 This is what I get to look at when I go to work.
 All of these pics are click-able to enlarge.
 
 We worked a school for 90 minutes this morning that was close to a half a mile long and 200 yards wide. This is a shot I took off of the Lowrance HDS 12. Stripers are laced from 20 to 30 foot deep.

 Here is another shot later in the morning working the same school. Notice the shadows of the Stripers on side scan. Another Lowrance shot.

 This is a shot from my Simrad after we had boated a bunch of Stripers. The screen had looked much better but this was the first chance I had to pop the picture.

 After working the school for 45 minutes I wanted to see how large it was so I got up on plane and while I was running I took this shot. I had run about 400 yards and everywhere I looked was solid Stripers. I am running 18 mph here and all of the yellow-red splotches below 20 feet are Stripers. When I slow down the all the Stripers turn into arches on the screen.

This is a cool pic I popped just after I got off of a large school of Stripers. We had just boated a bunch when I looked down at the screen and took this shot. If you enlarge this pic the screen almost looks like a Star Wars or Asteroid game at an arcade. All of the Simrad shots were taken running Chirp.   Navico is the Bomb!    If Navico keeps improving their technology people may not want to go fishing anymore, they may be satisfied just looking at screen shots and dreaming of catching fish. That reminds me....... all I dream of is Fishing!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A Quick Catch

Brian and Walt

Sunny and Warm, Water Temperature 86* and Clear
Check out this catch...All caught within 20 minutes and right in the middle of the day. Guide DP left my house while I was eating lunch and 3 hours later he sent me this picture of a nice stringer of Stripers. Quite an accomplishment. It takes him 30 minutes to get to the lake and get the boat in the water. Then he had to locate bait and catch it. Then he had to locate Stripers and hope they would bite in the middle of the day. Looks like the Stripers wanted to eat and the guys did a great job catching the fish in such a short time. Sometimes a plan just comes together!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Nice Largemouth

 Calvin Smith and daughter with her 23 1/2 inch Citation Largemouth.

One of our boats in action

Thursday, June 25, 2015

United Servo and Hydraulics

Brian Meeks and fellow workers

 This is a nice school of Stripers I found this morning. Naturally every rod hooked up at once.

 This is a shot of a pod of Stripers on the bottom that I found while running about 20 mph

This is another small pod of Stripers hugging the bottom while running about 20mph.

Sunny and Warm, Water temperature 87* and Clear
Today Tony and I had crews from United Servo and Hydraulics in Waynesboro. We fished till 11:30 and burnt up 450 baits doing so. Quite a lot of action today! I found large schools early in the day but after 9am all I could find were small pods of Stripers but when I put the guys on the fish they ate well. Looks like some weather is moving in for the weekend, we will see how it affects the fishing.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A Bassy Day

 Bryan with a real nice Largemouth

 John, Sarah, Gary, Bryan and Richard

Steven and Berkley

Sunny and Pleasant, Water Temperature 87* and Clear
Today Tony took two sets of clients out fishing half day charters and the Bass were biting. Early this morning Bryan caught a nice Largemouth along with a whole lot of Stripers. Later in the morning Steven and Berkley hooked up with a couple more very nice Bass. Tony found a school of Bass and could have caught more. When these two happy anglers reeled theirs in Bass were following the others up to the boat. Lately we have been banging the nice Bass, they have been about 25 feet deep and schooling. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hit and Run

 Jim, John, Donna, Abe, Vickie, Jill, Robyn and John

One of the many schools we worked this morning.

Sunny and Hot, Water temperature 87* and Clear
Today Tony and I took out some folks that are down at the lake for a family reunion. We knew it was going to get hot today so we planned to fish just for a few hours this morning so we could get off the water before we cooked. Things worked out pretty well, we hit a school right off the bat and caught 20 fish before my clients woke up good. We hit 2 or 3 schools of Stripers and Tony and his crew were fortunate as well. Our clients wanted enough fish for dinner, I think they got more than they bargained for. Today we caught over 100 fish between the two boats and everyone had a great time.