Friday, August 23, 2019

Simrad: Locating and Catching Stripers

 I had located a school of Stripers this morning running about 20mph seeing them on my Simrad. After running through the school (about 500 yards) I had a good idea exactly where they were so I turned the boat, deployed our baits and went after them. This screenshot was taken while we were hooked up. Notice the school was off to my left on side scan 40 to over 100 feet. I only had a few under the boat and none to the right side of the boat. Also notice the boat is positioned over a flat nearby a ledge to my left. Naturally I steered left to put our baits closer to the school.

 This pic was taken only 30 seconds later as I was turning into the fish. You can see on side scan that I am getting closer to the school and more are showing up under the boat as well. Still no fish to the right of the boat.

 After working the school for 20 minutes they had gradually worked their way up over the ledge shallower on the break. Now the boat was in 34 feet and the fish were gradually going even shallower. No longer were they over the flat, they were moving up the break and started to explode on the surface.

 I eased the boat off to slightly deeper water so I would not spook and disperse the school and started catching the larger fish that were under the surface feeding punks. We were getting dialed in now with better quality fish.
We were now on the leading edge of the school where the larger fish were feeding. You can see on side scan the size of the fish were substantially larger. If you notice I tried to keep my boat positioned on the edge of the school so I would not spook and disturb the main body of the school. By doing this the fish continued to school, did not break apart being spooked by a boat running right over top of them allowing us to have our way with them  for another hour or so. These screenshots were only over a 30 minute time span but we got way too busy to take time to take more pics. Boat motors on this lake spook the schools into breaking up. Once boats run through the schools too often the fun is over for everyone. Use your electronics, use your head and catch more fish.
You may end up with a catch like this!  540 967 3313

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Lake Anna Stripers are Rockin!

 Here is a school of decent Stripers on my Simrad. I am over a few
but as you can clearly see off to my left up to a hundred feet are a 
school of solid Stripers. Each mark is an individual fish, and we saw
this for well over 500 yards. Naturally seeing all the fih to the left of
my boat I turned to the left and we waxed them. Trusting your
electronics is everything when fishing for Stripers wherever you fish. 
When you see this, put your baits in their faces [here 27 to 30 feet], 
all your rods ought to hook up. This time of year the fish are not
aggressively feeding but if you put it in their faces it is hard for them 
to resist. Spend time with your electronics, put your baits at the exact 
depth and reap the rewards. It is certainly more rewarding to locate
your own fish and catch them than seeing someone else catching them 
and encroaching on them. When you apply thee tactics your success 
rate will certainly improve.

Mark, Jewell, Ricky, JC and Warren  540 967 3313

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Lake Anna Crappie

 Sweet Meat

Come get you some!  540 967 3313

Monday, August 19, 2019

Lake Anna Fun

 Eleanor came all the way from Australia to kiss Lake Anna Striper

 Just kidding, spending quality time with Chase

Troy, Spartacus and Kaitlyn  540 967 3313

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Lake Anna Fishing, A Whole Lot of Fun!

Beautiful Lake Anna ... Beautiful Weather...Happy Clients  540 967 3313

Saturday, August 03, 2019

The Crappie are Biting!

In addition to doing daily Striper Charters guides Don and Bubba 
are now entertaining clients running evening Crappie charters
during the week and morning and evening charters on the weekend. 
They are currently catching well over a hundred per evening trip 
providing plenty of action and great table fare. To reserve a trip,
Contact  540 967 3313