Lake Anna Fishing Report
MONTHLY OUTLOOK for NOVEMBER
With the fall hunting seasons upon us, there is muck less fishing pressure on the fish. The leaves are changing into beautiful fall colors and the fish are hungry!!!!! This is my second favorite time of year to be on the lake, you can start out in sweat pants and a hoodie and end up in shorts and a t-shirt.
BASS - You can find fish all over the lake at this time willing to take a variety of baits. Look for them to be shallow for most of the month, as long as OLD MAN WINTER doesn't show up early!!!!! Search baits will be a great starting point for you as the fish are feeding up for the winter months that will be upon us shortly. Rat L Traps, Tigershad Spinnerbaits, shallow crankbaits will be good choices to start with. I will be using a Burton Minnow on a Scrounger Head alot this fall and winter. Top water is not out of the question either, I have caught several 5lb plus fish with the water in the low 50's on walk the dog style baits. My favorite is the Paycheck Baits Repo Man & Repo Man Late Payment!!!! You just have to slow them down and not be so aggressive with them.
For those days when the fish are not being very aggressive, shaky head rigged plastics and wacky rigged plastics will work well. Boat docks will hold fish on very bright and sunny days, you must be able to skip the bait as far under the dock as possible. Don't get in a big hurry with the bait. PATIENCE IS THE KEY!!!
STRIPER - The rock fish will be making their fall run the the uplake sections of the lake this month. They will be following the shad and gorging themselves on them. Look for the from the S-Turns to little Florida on the Pamunkey side and behing the bridge in Terry's Run. On the North Anna side of the lake, look for them around the mouths ofr Duck N Hole Creek, Goldmine Creek and around Waddy's Point. Try casting Bass Assassin Sea Shads, Sassy Shads and Broken Back Redfins to them. When the water cools back down to the mid to lower 40's they will start making a move back to the mid lake region. As far AS THE DOWNLAKE FISH ARE CONCERNED I think it's a crapshoot down there. There is no current at Dike 3 and the water temps are the same as mid lake. If they fire the reactors back up them it will be a FEED FOR ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CRAPPIE - The specks are shallow and will be there for a while, until the water reaches the lower 40's. Look for them on boat docks, brush piles, lay down tree, rock piles and bridge pilings. They will be hungry and aggressive. 2" curly tail grubs and tubes will work well. Just recently I started fishing a 1/16-1/8 Scrounger head rigged with a Zoom Tiny Fluke and trust me.........IT WORKS WELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Small & Med minnows rigged on a slip bobber will always work. Good luck and see you at the Lake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lake Level- FULL POOL
Upper 60's-Low 70's Throughout the lake.
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