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28
Apr

The ordering and design of a true "CUSTOM ROD"......

I've purchased several "custom rods" prior, from a few different rod makers, but just a few days ago I finished up the design and consultation regarding a 7'0" Custom Rattletrap and Jerkbait rod meant for long distance launching of 3/4oz Rattletraps and larger suspending Jerkbaits.

24
Apr

Fletcher's Cove April 12th (Justin and Chris)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW0QjCbvxQU   
Video production and editing by Justin S.

24
Apr

Weather Problems in April

The bass have pulled out of the shallows, especially the large females that were up cruising banks looking for spawning territory and beds, especially the bass on the VA waters.  The bass have abandoned the beds in the VA ponds and lakes and the Upper Bay has cooler water temps now than it did in the last week of March 2012, so the fishing has been off, unless you revert back to your winter holding patterns.  With night time lows in the mid to high 30's, the bedding crappie that were mid-spawn and bass beginning to bed have all pulled off, except for a few really determined fish.  

17
Apr

Potomac River, Upper Bay, and VA Lakes Report

Potomac River-  Some fish are in spawn mode, on beds in the back of creeks, and marina sea walls in numerous rivers.  Others are still holding deep, especially those further north.  Mallows Bay has been hot, as well as the southern creeks such as Potomac Creek and Aquia.  Also, particular creeks, bays and docks/Marinas near the Leesylvania state park area on the Virginia side of the river have been on fire as well.  Many pre-spawn fish are still holding along docks and bridges and water temps are 55 to 61 almost everywhere.

8
Apr

UPPER CHESAPEAKE BAY REPORT April 7th

Fished the Mariner Point Bassmasters Open Cabin Fever Tournament out of Mariner Point Park on the Gunpowder River in MD April 7th.  During our Pre-Fishing practice day a week prior my partner and I had 4 fish (Largemouth) for 19lbs in and around the Gunpowder River area.  One of these was a 6lb+ a 5.5lb+ and two others 4+.....we left without the 5th fish...these fish were staging in an area near (within 0.5 mile of a protected spawning cove).

4
Apr

NEW and PROVEN BAITS AND TACKLE ON THE MARKET

After purchasing over 100lbs of used and new tackle at the various flea markets in MD this year at extreme discount and promising myself I'd never buy any more NEW tackle at retail pricing......I've given in to a few products that I'd like to share with my followers.  
 

3
Apr

APRIL LOCAL LAKE REPORT (Northern VA)

The bass in the local lakes such as Lake Anne, Newport, Fairfax, Audubon, Burke, Brittle and more, are in pre-spawn mode with water temps in the mid to high 50's.  They are moving shallow on the sunny days and have been hard to catch as they sun themselves up shallow.  We've witnessed hundreds of bass cruising the shallows, but they are easily spooked unless you can sneak up on them.  Most were smaller males, but we did see a dozen or so fish between 5 and 8lbs cruising the banks.  Some of these fish were so shallow their backs were almost out of the water.  

3
Apr

April 1st 2012 trip (Prefishing Upper Bay with Tibor and Greg)

We launched out of Mariner Point Park in MD 4/1/12 in a Ranger 350V on the Gunpowder River to practice for an upcoming tournament April 7th.  After a slow morning with my solid 3.7oz jig fish, we got into some real hawgs in some deeper water near a major spawning area in a close by river.  I stuck another one 17.5"/4lb on a 1oz Spinnerbait, and then Tibor got into some pigs as he normally does.  His first was 21.5"/6lb + and second was 20" 5.5lb, both within a few casts of eachother.   We could not locate the 5th fish, but this 4 fish limit was 19lbs, and thats a solid bag.

28
Mar

WINTER FISHING REPORT- Dec 1st 2011-March 18th 2012

"Absolutely amazing" is the only way to describe the fishing in late fall of 2011 into the early spring of 2012.  The Striped bass season on the Upper Chesapeake was best in November of 2011 with water temps in the mid 40's.  We caught hundreds of fish 18" to 25" with the largest being right at 5lbs.

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