Lake Frederick Virginia Fishing Report Sat 10/13/18

Lake Frederick Fishing Report Sat 10/13/18


I fished 10/13 with my buddy Joey in his jon boat. Water temp was 70. Visibility was 6’. Winds were light in the am and got up to 20-25 in the mid morning. Air was cold and 45-47 at launch. I got a light limit of 5 for 8lbs or so, and Joey got hooked on catching dinks nearly every cast with a Trout rod with 4lb line and a 2/32oz crappie jig.  This one below was his smallest bass.....of his life.  lmao!


Fish were caught from 5’ down to 20’ on spinnerbaits and a 5” swimbait. I threw a 1oz BayBass Monstrocity made by Cincy Fisher which I designed and recently added a #7 Indiana to the rear.  I fished it on a Kistler 7'6" Helium LTA Heavy, 17lb P-Line HALO, and a Daiwa Tatula 200HD. The fish down lake are generally MUCH deeper and we did not find them suspended as we normally do. The jerkbait bite was off downlake and I usually rely on it heavily.  I couldn't pull a fish from ANY shallow hard cover except the below pictured fish which came off a beaver hut in 5'.  We lacked the sonar to find them correctly down deep so we were fishing blind which is tough to do in a deepwater lake.  The fish could have been caught much better further uplake but we stayed close to the launch ramp due to the wind forecast.


Uplake, the crankbait and squarebill bite is on and the smaller 1/4 to 3/8oz spinnerbaits were also getting it done.  Due to the wind we did not talk to many guys throwing soft plastics but a small carolina rig fished in the 5-12' zone uplake in the creek channels with standing timber, would be dynamite.  The lake has not turned on yet for the fall bite.  Once the water temps hit 55 to 58, you can expect some major increases in catch rates by the guys who fish the place hard.  Stay tuned and click the banner above (Gregory's Bait and Tackle on Lake Frederick) for more detailed Lake Frederick info.   This fall, the suspending jerkbait bite will be aweosme out there.  I'll be out there alot this fall now......I'm finally back in action with one that replaced the Burgundy Beauty, the new "Blue Magic" fresh from North Carolina, is water ready and I have a new used bass boat article coming out shortly. The magic price is 7-10k and there is ONE brand option......Ranger.  I spent the past 4 months searching for the right rig (my 5th Ranger) under $10K, and even traveled to KY and IN, (all in the same day) to look at two Rangers that did not fit my fancy when it came to handing over the cash.  I'll be working on the new and improved Bass Boat Buyers Guide this month and you can bet you'll be seeing me as usual on the Potomac, Frederick, Germantown, Burke and Upper Bay this fall and winter.  


Tight Lines,

BayBass Bryan