Sunday, November 24, 2019

Lake Anna...A Sportsmans Paradise

Don's happy Clients with a nice catch of Crappie

 Classic and Essentials by Classic Furniture Zeek and Robert Cox
family enjoying a cold morning on the Lake catching fish.

 Hunting can be great as well here as Bryan Jones of Gun Dog
 Kennels shows off the results of a good morning smack down.

 Of course being a sportsman has to include Deer hunting. Louisa
county consistently produces nice Deer. Even I get lucky once in 
a while. 

 Crappie fishing is great all year long on the lake as is evident from
this picture of  a morning catch. Don and Bubba never fail to put our 
clients on these great eating and fun catching fish.

 16 degrees this morning. Needed good Interstate batteries in the boat 
to keep my electronics working to catch these Stripers. Anthony and 
Kyle Barber are distributors of Interstate batteries in Northern Va.
 Brian with the first catch of the morning.

 Gwen jumped on the rod to worm up reeling in this nice fish.

 Leyton has been a perennial fisherman on my boat ever since
he could hold a rod and reel in his hand. Nothing will stop him
from going fishing!

 Got this one with black powder within a minute of getting
in the stand. Lucky!
 Enjoying the beautiful Lake and all its nature is always a blessing
as old friend Tom Mcfillan shared pictures of some albino deer
in his neighborhood.

Lake Anna always offers sportsmen endless opportunities to enjoy
the outdoors at its finest. As a sportsman myself November is a 
confusing month for me. It is hard to decide whether to hunt, fish or 
simply set at my dining room table looking out across my bean field
enjoying nature at its finest. 
If you would like to try fishing on Lake Anna, contact:  540 967 3313

Doug with a 2.5 Citation

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Congratulations Washington Nationals!

 Bryan, Brian and Myself fished a few hours on Tuesday and 
put 12 nice keeper Stripers in the boat.

 Bryan picked Timmy up at 4 o'clock after work and 
went out to have some fun in the rain.

Don and Bubba continue to put clients on some great 
Crappie fishing. Ed and Jeremy had a ball catching 
these great eating fish.  540 967 3313

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Lake Anna Crappie

 Jimmy, Angie Sheryl, Brenda and Jim

Don And Bubba are taking Crappie charters out and catching 
over 200 an outing. To reserve a charter, Contact:  540 967 3313

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Lake Anna Crappie

Ronnie and Kenny

Guides Don and Bubba are consistently putting clients on beautiful
Crappie. For some constant action and great eating contact:  540 967 3313

Monday, September 16, 2019

Lake Anna Fishing: Come on out and get you some!

 Donnie, Bryan and Doug
Don and Bubba

DJ sure had fun this morning reeling in the big ones!  540 967 3313

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Lake Anna Stripers and Crappie

Anyone want to catch some nice Stripers or tasty Crappie?
Contact:  540 967 3313

Monday, September 09, 2019

Lake Anna is still giving it up!

 Don took clients out yesterday and put the meat on the table.
He does afternoon charters for Crappie during the week and 
on the weekends does 1/2, 3/4 or full day charters for Stripers
or Crappie.

 Mark, Mark's Father and Austin

Doug and Greg  540 967 3313

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Using Side Scan to catch Stripers

 These screenshots are clickable, click to enlarge

 These screenshots show subtle nuances that can make a big difference in going fishing versus catching fish. This time of year on Lake Anna the Oxygen is poor and the baitfish population is off the charts which can make catching Stripers very difficult. I rely on my Simrad units to exactly locate fish and present my baits right in their faces to provoke a strike. Again this time of year Stripers are not aggressively feeding which makes them hard to catch. When I see tight schools of fish like these usually they are not feeding. Notice how compact the schools are under the boat and looking at side scan you can actually count each individual fish just to the left of the boat. I was moving about 5mph and by size of the fish on side scan I could tell these were smaller Stripers [small dashes with no shadows behind them]. 

 This is a pic taken a few seconds later showing another small tight school of fish off to right of the boat. I had increased my boat speed up to about 10 mph but I noticed shadows behind the fish telling me the fish were larger fish. With structure scan the faster you go the less defined the picture is. I maneuvered the boat 60 feet to the right and hooked up. Notice no fish on sonar but side scan picked them up. If I was not using side scan and only sonar I would have never seen these fish.

 This screen shot shows a nicer fish on sonar at 22 feet and off to the right side are a few scattered fish. I would rather see this than a tight balled up school, these Stripers are more likely to feed. Again I move my boat slightly to the right to provoke a strike. One fish under the boat vrs 8 or 10 to the right, no brainer!

 Now I had slowed down and saw a few fish under the boat on sonar but about 100 off to the left side of the boat. Side Scan again showed me where the majority of the school was enabling me to put my boat over the fish. These were punks as you can see by the small dashes on side scan. Also these are non feeding fish because they are so tight and no streaking is going on.

In this shot Sonar shows a few Stripers under a small school of bait at 25 feet. In the middle of the screen are a couple of nice fish but looking at side scan off to the right were more nicer fish [longer dashes and larger shadows]. We hooked up here and caught 25 inch Stripers. Side Scan is invaluable when hunting fish that are not aggressively feeding  and turn a dog day into a productive day. When the Stripers are feeding and you locate you boat over the fish hold on to your rods!

Next month Greentop Sporting Goods is having its Outdoor Expo.
Come join us at the Navico booth under the big top to see the latest
products but more importantly to visit us and ask us any questions you
may have about your Lowrance or Simrad units. We can show you the 
features and benefits these incredible depth finders pack into each unit 
and help you become a better fisherman. We can also help you upgrade 
your whole system or hook you up with one of the latest transducers. 
Inside will be the complete line of products Navico has to offer with Guru
Steve Lane there to assist you. Don't miss this event! 

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Wednesday Lake Anna Catches

 Ray and Dana

Tom and Capt. Dale

Clear and Warm, Water Temperature 86* and Clear

Today started out a little slow, we did not boat a fish for about 30 minutes but once I located them we did pretty good catching a fish about once every 10 minutes or so. Most of the fish today were punks but after four hours of fishing we had caught over 20 fish and had fun doing it. Ray and Dale also caught quite a few fish as well. To reserve a charter, Contact:  540 967 3313

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Labor Day Stripers on Lake Anna

 Tim, Chris, Scott, Michael, Brian and Phillip
The Motley Crew

Dale and Tom's fish

Hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend.
These are some nice Stripers we caught this morning fishing beautiful
Lake Anna. If you would like to enjoy a morning catching Stripers
Contact:  540 967 3313

Monday, September 02, 2019

It's hard to have a Crappie day on Lake Anna!

Guides Don and Bubba continue to put clients on nice Crappie.
They are doing late afternoon charters during the week and half, 3/4 
and full day charters on the weekend for Crappie or Stripers. To get 
in on some of this action, contact  540 967 3313