Thursday, May 24, 2018

Thursday morning catches

 Sam and Kimmy had fun this morning fishing with Tony

Don put Kenny and Chase on some nice Stripers

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Lake Anna Stripers

 Chase, Thomas, Sierra and Caleb

Roger and CJ

Don continues to put his clients on nice quality Stripers.
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Monday, May 21, 2018

A whole lot of catching going on

 Don and Bubba put Bandon and Donna on the Stripers this morning

 Tony hooked up Jimmy, Andy and Red 

 Jordon, Jim and Brian

DP and Butch

Sunny and Pleasant, Water Temperature79* and Clear

Another busy morning on the water staying hooked up
with constant action. Want to book a trip, contact
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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Simrad Screen Shots

 These are two screen shots using chirp with a TM-150 ducer and broadband on 200khz. 


This is the same shot as the pic above using downscan on a 3D ducer
 
Here is a nice screen shot on sidescan of a rock pile
 
Downscan on the left with Navionics chart on the right.

This time of year we are fishing huge schools of Stripers. Good electronics and the knowledge of how to use them and how to interpret what you are looking at separate the boys from the men, the difference in catching 15 fish a morning or 100 fish a morning.  If you would like to step your game up a couple of notches and catch a bunch of Stripers book a trip with us. Contact us and reserve a charter, you will be glad you did!
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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Lake Anna Stripers

Anthony and Michael
Rain and Clouds, Water Temperature 78* and Stained

The boys wanted to go fishing today and take advantage of the awesome bite on the lake but wanted to sleep in so DP came over after eight and we hit the water about nine. It took us about an hour to put 150 baits in the tank then we were ready to go have some fun. It took about ten minutes for me to locate some Stripers but once we set up on them the rods started bowing. It's great to see numerous rods hooked up and the boys running all over the boat trying to catch up. I was baiting and DP was removing the fish so we could have constant action. Next thing we knew we were out of bait and the boys were wore out. 150 hits in 90 minutes, that was crazy! We were so busy we didn't even know we were getting wet from the rain. Always fun to get on the water regardless of the weather. This week myself and our guides caught and released over 1,000 Stripers. We use and highly recommend Circle hooks when releasing fish. 98 percent of the time the fish is hooked right in the side of the mouth allowing us to easily unhook the Stripers and return him safely back into the water. This fishery is made possible by the excellent management of the Va. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Biologists headed up by John Odenkirk. We are seeing dozens of schools of Stripers over 200 feet wide some days at times on our side scan and we have only worked an area of the lake about 3 miles long. I will post some screenshots soon showing some of the screen shots. Come on out and join us for a memorable morning on the water fishing for Stripers and Hybrids on Lake Anna.
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Friday, May 18, 2018

Lake Anna fishing getting better daily!


 Mac and Hunter

Tyler, Earl and Greg

Rain, Water Temperature 78* and Stained
Today was the third day in a row calling for heavy rain and I had some clients that were scheduled to fish today but didn't want to get wet so I took three hardy soles out and Tony took Hunter and Mac out. Guess what? The Stripers obviously don't mind the rain, at least the 175 we caught today didn't. We caught so many fish we had to restock our bait tanks twice more during the morning. This fishery is the Bomb!
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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Quite the morning, 225 Stripers by 11 o'clock

 Roy and Bill had their hands full today with Tony
 Bryan put Dougie on some nice Stripers

 Bryan's cooler of Stripers
 
 Floyd caught over 60 fish by himself this morning.

This is what our depth finders looked like all morning. Today between
myself and two of our other guides we caught over 225 Stripers. When
you are catching that many it is almost constant action. You need to have 
at least 4 anglers on board to handle it. Today I had just Floyd and it was 
crazy in the boat while we fished for 2 1/2 hours. Many times we had four 
or five rods hooked up at once. The sweet thing is this type of fishing is just 
getting started and should last for the next couple of months. We want to see 
you and your friends in these pictures, contact us and let us hook you up!
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Lake Anna Stripers...I think we are on 'em!

 Screen shot from today. Bumped the sensitivity up to see the sinker [horizontal line at 32 feet] coming through the Stripers. Since there were so many Stripers here we were testing to see if they would hit a piece of lead. No takers!

 Chris and Tim had their hands full today fishing with Tony

 Pastor Ross and Patty with their limit

 Don put Delmont, Phil and Bubba on some nice ones

Roger, CJ, Bubba and Don

We are consistently catching our limits of Stripers now and the action
is only going to get better. This is no longer just fishing, it's catching!
Let us Hook you up, contact us to reserve your charter today!
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Monday, May 14, 2018

Didn't get Punked today!

Walter [Thumbs], Austin, Punk Sr., Eric and Punk Jr.

Sunny and Pretty, Water Temperature 80* and Clear

Today stated off cloudy so I pulled boards over 5 to 25 foot flats. We took a lot of hits but after going through about 40 baits with only 5 keepers I decided to change the game plan. The sun had come out and I was ready to put these guys on some fish but I don't think they quite knew what they were in store for. After about 45 minutes of madness I started running low on baits so I went and threw and in one throw put 100 more baits in the tank. I was ready then so I put the guys on the fish and we wore them out. Today we took well over 100 strikes, boated 70 Stripers [give or take a couple], and caught over thirty keepers, releasing the healthy ones.  
Prayers go out to Punk Sr., best wishes on your treatments.
Can't wait to get you back out there to show the boys how its done!

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

A Fishy Saturday

 Half of Andrew [Sorry Buddy], Vanessa, Elyka and Adam

 Corey, Mason and Austin fishing with Tony

 Don put Doug, Brittney, Leighla and Brandon on these Stripers

Bryan hooked up Jack and Tracie

Sunny and Pleasant, Water Temperature 79* and clear
We are having a lot of fun catching Stripers and it is just getting started!
Contact us and let us "Hook You Up" 
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Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Stipers are Rockin!

 Don, Leighla, Casey, Donna, Brandon, Brittany and Bubba

 Bubba, Tim and Kenny

Don continues to stay on the Stripers as well as the rest of our guides
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Saturday, May 05, 2018

A good morning of fishing on Lake Anna

Bryan put Mark Sr., Mark Jr., Tim, Ryan, Jerry and Mike 
on plenty of nice Stripers this morning.

 Roy Jr., Roy Sr., Mike and Jason had their hands full this 
morning fishing with Jim

 Don showed Bruce and Billy what Striper fishing on Lake Anna is all about.

 Dale took Christian, Grant and Zander out for an enjoyable morning.

 Zander


Four morning charters on Cinco de Mayo!
Stripers are just starting to turn on so come on out and get you some.
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Friday, May 04, 2018

Some nice recent catches

 Pastor Ross and Ted

 Stephanie and her family

Bryan put Lee and his crew on some nice Stripers

Water temps are now in the mid 70"s and the Stripers are feeding!
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Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Leighla and Donna

Don put these lovely ladies on a nice stringer of Stripers
in a couple hour trip yesterday evening.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

The Spawn is on!

 Steve and Jeff

First four fish for Bryan's boat this morning

Sunny and Warm, Water Temperature 67* and clear
Today Bryan and myself caught bait before dawn and he had his baits in the water before first light. Before Steve and Jeff got on my boat Bryan had already boated thee nice four Stripers. What a difference fishing Lake Anna during the week verses the weekend...we didn't see a boat till 9 this morning and the weather finally was beautiful. Both boats boated together about 50 Stripers by noon today and fun was had by all. The Stripers are starting to rut and for the next few weeks fishing should be great. 
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