Bulldog Custom Rods

Monday, November 10, 2014

November Report

Anna Point Marina/Fish Tales has once again started their Annual Big Fish Contest. They will be giving away either $100 or a yearly ramp pass ($125 VALUE) to the angler that catches the largest bass, crappie and striper for the month. 

RULES.......

1- Must launch from Anna Point Marina and
    fish must be caught during regular business
    business hours.

2- If you are fishing with an employee or guide,
    you must pay the $8 ramp fee BEFORE your
    outing. 

3- Tournament Caught fish are eligible,
     however, they must be weighed on our
     porch scales.

4- Artificial and Live bait is allowed. 




BASS- Full Blown fall fishing is here! The bass are shallow and aggressive! Squarebill Crankbaits, Lipless Crankbaits, Spinnerbaits, Jig & Pig Combinations  and even Top Water Baits will put fish in the boat for you. Look for fish to be on the hard cover "ROCKS" all month long! 

They can be found from 2 feet all the way to 20 feet of water.
Look for them to be shallow most of the day, but on extreme clear days or just after a cold front, you need to slow down and go a little deeper. Main lake point with rocks will produce fish by dragging a 1/2 ounce Arson Arky Head Jig with A Deep Creek Lures Katie Bug as the trailer! This Combo has prooved to be deadly for me on early winter/late fall BIG MOUTH! When you find these fish schooled up in deep open water, do not overlook the Toothache Spoon or Damiki Vault Blade Bait!!!

Another one of my favorite ways to catch these fish is with a 1/4oz Scrounger Longbill rigged with a Damiki Armor Shad! Be sure to maintain bottom contact with this bait. Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between a strike and the cover you are bumping into, with this being said......you will need to set the hook on just about everything that feels out of the ordinary. Most fish just load up the rod!!!!!!!



STRIPER- The linesides are making their move up into the rivers early this month. Look for them to be chasing shad and herring early and late in the day. A 4" Damiki Anchovy Shad paddletail swimbait rigged on a 1/4oz jig head is my bait of choice. Start looking for birds to give locations of the fish away. Be respectful of other anglers already fishing in an area, do not run all the way into them with the big engine, this will spook the fish and then you will be dealing with an angry angler!!! Once the heavy feed has ceased, locate them on your electronics and drop a Toothache Spoon or Damiki Vault Blade Bait down to them. 

You should be able to find them around the bridge in Terrys Run, the S-Turns to Little Florida in Pamunkey and around the 522 Bridge to the mouth of Goldmine Creek over on the North Anna arm of the lake. They should stay put in these areas all the way through November or until the water cools down to below 40 degrees or so. 



CRAPPIE- The Specks are still located on bridge pilings, but a lot of them have made their push to the boat docks. They will stay there until the water temps drop into the upper 40's. Small minnows rigged on slip bobbers and 2" Kalin Curly Tail Grub on a 1/16oz jig head will give you the best results.    

Lake Level-  20" Low

Water Clarity
Up Lake- Slight Stain
Mid Lake- Clear
Down Lake- Clear

Water Temps
Up Lake- 52-55
Mid Lake- 54-56
Down Lake- 56-61
Dike 3- 65-67

Chris Craft
CCBASSN GUIDE SERVICE
www.ccbassnlakeanna.blogspot.com
540-894-6195
540-895-5900 ext 5

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

2014 Angler Appreciation Tournament Recap

The 2014 First Annual Angler Appreciation Tournament is in the bag and what a tournament it turned out to be. We had 74 boats show up to participate and give their best shot at claiming $11,905 in cash and merchandise. 

We would like to start out by thanking all of the participants that came out on Sunday. This event is our way of thanking all of the great anglers that have made Fish Tales so successful over the last four years. 

Next is the huge list of great sponsors, without you, this event would not be possible. You all donated $4,375 in merchandise to be given away to the contestants! Thank you very much!!!!!!!
Here is the list of all of the sponsors in case anyone would like  to drop them an email or give them a phone call and thank them personally.............

ANNA POINT MARINA
FISH TALES
LAKE COUNTRY MARINE
FUZZY'S LAKE SIDE MARKET
BIG CHEESE PIZZA
JF FICK DISTRIBUTING
BENT RODS POTOMAC RIVER GUIDE SERVICE
KEVIN DORR (LAKE ANNA RESIDENT)
BULLDOG CUSTOM RODS
WARLOCK CUSTOM RODS
PAYCHECK BAITS
DWAYNE ADAMS/AFLAC (LAKE ANNA RESIDENT)
JIM PRICE AUTOMOTIVE
DUBBY'S HUNTING & FISHING
CAPTAIN GARY'S MARINE CARE PRODUCTS
DEEP CREEK LURES
MILLER BUILT PRODUCTS
DAMIKI FISHING USA
STICK JACKET
ARSON JIGS
GMCO MAPS & CHARTS
TIM'S AT LAKE ANNA
INFERNO TACKLE COMPANY
EYE SURRENDER EYEWARE
LARRY WOLLERSHEIM (LAKE ANNA RESIDENT)
DON IOVINO
RAY'S CUSTOM BAITS
STEVE KOKAI
QUICK LIMIT BAITS
KLM PLASTICS
FISHNART TAXIDERMY

Three more major sponsors of this event that needs to be mentioned separately is Fuzzy's Lake Side Market,Big Cheese Pizza and JF Fick Distributing. All of the great food and most of the drinks that came from these three local businesses were donated for the tournament.

Thank you to everyone that brought some sort of food as well, because of your generous donation, everyone was able to sit down and enjoy a nice meal after the tournament! 

Special thank you to my wife, Nikki Craft for doing what she does best and writing down all of the weights as they were being called out! 

Thank you to Rick Fawley for just lending a helping hand, as he always does!!!!!

We would also like to thank Mary, Patti and Carla for serving the food. 

Thank you to Chelsea, Katie and Calleigh for lending a helping hand with tables and trophies. 

 

Here is the tournament results......
Total CASH paid back to the top ten finishers was $7,530.
That is the largest one day payback in many years!!!!!!!!!!!

1- Larry Wollersheim/Preston Cox 18.07 $2100
2- David Chisholm/Ed Hall 15.50 BF 6.62 $1500 + $740 (BF)
3- Darrin Bache/Josh Bache 15.03 $1000
4- Todd Bradford/Carl Weigand 13.97 $500
5- Clayton Mullins/David Allen 13.87 $400
6- Pete Rossi/Jay Babcock 12.44 $350
7- Jeff Jones/Timmy Jones 12.42 $300
8- Matthew Conners/Victor Dillard 12.14 $250
9- Kenny Fidler 12.01 $200
10- Wayne Dorman/Glen Vico 11.87 $190
11- Martin Villa 11.28
12- John Doyle/Eugene Carter 10.75
13- Roy Dodson/Greg Wright 10.72
14- Joey Deluke/Larry Boykin 10.39
15- Scott Conners/Troy Perry 9.31
16- James Ruggerio/Ed Kibler 9.24
17- Dubby Carr/Eric Kunz 9.22
18- Glen Riner/Ed Gray 9.09
19- Jim Sutton/Ben Gibson 9.06
20- Melvin Bowling/Scott Falls 8.85
21- James Graves/Kadin Thens 8.37
22- John Sullivan/John Robinson 8.14
23- David Taylor/David Taylor 8.08
24- Phil Wilcox/PJ Cox 8.04
25- Roy Cooley Sassano/Rick Ballangee 7.98
26- Joe Tebo/Jacob Tebo 7.02
27- Mike Thorton/Nic Wood 7.01
28- Jim Pugh/Greg Sanners 6.75
29- Tommy Hassler/Brian Conley 6.70
30- Terry Kestner/Kevin Allen 6.66
31- Chuck Dent/Sonny Gleason 6.60
31- Floyd Dalton/Andy Smith 6.60
32- Mike Forsht/Sonny Pham 6.40
33- Craig Hayden/Doyle Brooks 5.95
33- Curtis Welton/Shawn Smith 5.95
34- Buck Deihr/Ernie Deihr 5.73
35- Keith Jenkins/Tim Shank 5.70
36- Rick Chenowith/Shawn Mock Jr. 5.50
37- Burt Seymour/Kenny Brown 4.36
38- Charlie Wade/Josh Coffey 4.31
39- Jesse Mochoruk/J.R. Anderson 3.55
40- Cameron Hodge/Tim Barnes 2.94
41- Kyle McHenry/Joe Lavelle 2.81
42- Jack Merriwether/Joe Thomas 2.49
43- Doug Tolley/Chad Payne 2.39
44- James Sibley/Donna Sibley 1.77
45- Chris Craft/Scott Taylor
45- John McDougall/Debra McDougall
45- Joey Campbell/Josh Evans
45- Tim Garner/Nathan Sullivan
45- Jimmy Hughes/Eric Hayslett
45- Tom Toews/Dwayne Adams
45- Chris Stinson/Jeff Miterko
45- Justin Cooper/Jason Jones
45- Jesse Fleenor/Zane Fleenor
45- Chuck Melvin/Brent Williams
45- Mike Gibson/Dallas Campbell
45- Mike Mastin/Gerald Mastin
45- Bob Becker/Michael Peak
45- C.W. Reed/Kevin Linza
45- Chris Moxley/Bryan Rice
45- Rob Grike/Eric Nelson
45- Doug Rosier/Marla Rosier
45- Patrick O'Rourke/Ken Presley
45- Forrest Jones/Guy Patterson
45- Bill Deeds/Matt Seale
45- Matt Martin/Josh Hall
45- Virgil Bagwell
45- Shannon Spradlin/Keith Butler
45- CG Hicks/Chad Hicks
45- Dick Oliva/Matt Tompkins
45- DJ Clore/Austin Clore
45- Necille Green/Steve Lanier
45- Manny Rodriguez/Jason Jude


 1st Place
Preston Cox & Larry Wollersheim
18.07 Pounds
 2nd Place & Big Fish
David Chisholm & Ed Hall
15.50 Pounds & 6.62 Pounds
 3rd Place
Josh Bache & Darrin Bache
15.03 Pounds

 2014 Angler Appreciation Tournament Champions
Preston Cox & Larry Wollersheim
 2nd Place & Big Fish
Ed Hall & David Chisholm
 3rd Place
Josh Bache & Darrin Bache
 4th Place
Carl Weigand & Todd Bradford
 5th Place
David Allen & Clayton Mullins


































 
 

2014 Angler Appreciation Tournament Results



1- Larry Wollersheim/Preston Cox 18.07 $2100
2- David Chisholm/Ed Hall 15.50 BF 6.62 $1500 + $740 (BF)
3- Darrin Bache/Josh Bache 15.03 $1000
4- Todd Bradford/Carl Weigand 13.97 $500
5- Clayton Mullins/David Allen 13.87 $400
6- Pete Rossi/Jay Babcock 12.44 $350
7- Jeff Jones/Timmy Jones 12.42 $300
8- Matthew Conners/Victor Dillard 12.14 $250
9- Kenny Fidler 12.01 $200
10- Wayne Dorman/Glen Vico 11.87 $190
11- Martin Villa 11.28
12- John Doyle/Eugene Carter 10.75
13- Roy Dodson/Greg Wright 10.72
14- Joey Deluke/Larry Boykin 10.39
15- Scott Conners/Troy Perry 9.31
16- James Ruggerio/Ed Kibler 9.24
17- Dubby Carr/Eric Kunz 9.22
18- Glen Riner/Ed Gray 9.09
19- Jim Sutton/Ben Gibson 9.06
20- Melvin Bowling/Scott Falls 8.85
21- James Graves/Kadin Thens 8.37
22- John Sullivan/John Robinson 8.14
23- David Taylor/David Taylor 8.08
24- Phil Wilcox/PJ Cox 8.04
25- Roy Cooley Sassano/Rick Ballangee 7.98
26- Joe Tebo/Jacob Tebo 7.02
27- Mike Thorton/Nic Wood 7.01
28- Jim Pugh/Greg Sanners 6.75
29- Tommy Hassler/Brian Conley 6.70
30- Terry Kestner/Kevin Allen 6.66
31- Chuck Dent/Sonny Gleason 6.60
31- Floyd Dalton/Andy Smith 6.60
32- Mike Forsht/Sonny Pham 6.40
33- Craig Hayden/Doyle Brooks 5.95
34- Buck Deihr/Ernie Deihr 5.73
35- Keith Jenkins/Tim Shank 5.70
36- Rick Chenowith/Shawn Mock Jr. 5.50
37- Burt Seymour/Kenny Brown 4.36
38- Charlie Wade/Josh Coffey 4.31
39- Jesse Mochoruk/J.R. Anderson 3.55
40- Cameron Hodge/Tim Barnes 2.94
41- Kyle McHenry/Joe Lavelle 2.81
42- Jack Merriwether/Joe Thomas 2.49
43- Doug Tolley/Chad Payne 2.39
44- James Sibley/Donna Sibley 1.77
45- Chris Craft/Scott Taylor
45- John McDougall/Debra McDougall
45- Joey Campbell/Josh Evans
45- Tim Garner/Nathan Sullivan
45- Jimmy Hughes/Eric Hayslett
45- Tom Toews/Dwayne Adams
45- Chris Stinson/Jeff Miterko
45- Justin Cooper/Jason Jones
45- Jesse Fleenor/Zane Fleenor
45- Chuck Melvin/Brent Williams
45- Mike Gibson/Dallas Campbell
45- Mike Mastin/Gerald Mastin
45- Bob Becker/Michael Peak
45- C.W. Reed/Kevin Linza
45- Chris Moxley/Bryan Rice
45- Rob Grike/Eric Nelson
45- Doug Rosier/Marla Rosier
45- Patrick O'Rourke/Ken Presley
45- Forrest Jones/Guy Patterson
45- Bill Deeds/Matt Seale
45- Matt Martin/Josh Hall
45- Virgil Bagwell
45- Shannon Spradlin/Keith Butler
45- CG Hicks/Chad Hicks
45- Dick Oliva/Matt Tompkins
45- DJ Clore/Austin Clore
45- Necille Green/Steve Lanier
45- Manny Rodriguez/Jason Jude

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

2014 Anna Point Marina Angler Appreciation Tournament Sponsor List

9-23-2014
UPDATED SPONSOR LIST........

Anna Point Marina/Fish Tales
4 Yearly Ramp Passes $125 Value Each

Bulldog Custom Rods
1 Custom Fishing Rod $160 Value

Warlock Custom Rods
1 Custom Rod $160 Value

Duane Adams/Aflac
1 Lew's Team Lew's Gold Spinning Reel $130 Value

Crush Em Cranks
1 Custom Painted Tackle Pack

Fish N Art Custom Baits & Taxidermy Reproduction Mount To The Big Fish Winner $250 Value

Eye Surrender Eyeware

2 pair Of Eye Surrender Polarized Glasses $50 Value Each

Captain Gary's Marine Care
1 Tournament Box & Deep Creek Lures Tackle Pack
1 T-Shirt & 1 Hat Over $125 Value

Arson Jigs
1 Custom Tackle Pack $100 Value

Inferno Tackle Company
1 Custom Tackle Pack $75 Value

Don Iovino 2 Autographed Copies if his book Finesse Bass Fishing and 4 Splash It Top Water Poppers. 2 Give away prizes valued at over $50 ea.
Each Give Away will include 1 Copy of Finesse Bass fishing & 2 Splash It Top Water Poppers.

Ray Carey- Ray's Custom Paints & Models
4 custom Painted Crankbaits $52 value

Fish Tales
2 Hooded Sweatshirts $30 each $60 total value

Lake Anna Resident Kevin Dorr
1 Lew's BB1 $160 value

Stick Jacket Fishing Rod Covers- 9 Stick Jackets, 1 Lure Jacket, 1 T-Shirt and 1 Fishing Lasso Over $100

Lake Country Marine- 3 Gallons Premium Plus 2 Cycle Oil
$40 each $120 total Value

Lake Anna Resident Larry Wollersheim
1 pair Habervision Glasses $75 est Value

Rodney "Tank" Mosley
Bent Rods- Potomac River Guide Service 8 hour bass trip
Spring of 2015 $400 Value!!!!

Danny Miller- Miller Built Products-
1- Motor Guide The Red One Pull Cable- $90
2- Tungston Punching Weights - $22
1- Minn Kota Fortrex The Red One Pull Cable- $90
2- Tungston Punch Weights- $22
TOTAL VALUE- $224

George Martin GMCO Maps & Charts
Va Waters Map Package Value $85

Damiki Fishing Tackle
2- Tackle Packs Value $100 each

Dubby's Fishing & Hunting
1- Skeet Reese 7' 6" Casting Rod $100 Value
1- Skeet Reese 7' 6" Casting Rod $100 Value
1- Tackle Pack $115 Value
1- Tackle Pack $115 Value
1- Tackle Pack $70 Value

Tim's at Lake Anna
1- $75 Gift Card
1- $25 Gift Card

Paycheck Baits
1- Tackle Pack $140 Value
1- Tackle Pack $140 Value

Jim Price Automotive
3- Oil Change Vouchers $120 Value
2- Oil Change Vouchers $80 Value

Friday, September 26, 2014

Outlook for October

 GET READY FOR THE FALL FISHING BONANZA!!!!!!!!!

October is the month of change around lake Anna. Archery season begins on October 4, what does that have to do with fishing you ask? Well simply put, it means less fishing pressure on the lake. The leaves begin to change colors and the fish get very active. The water temperatures begin a steady fall, the bait fish begin to push into the backs of creeks and the bass and striper alike follow them. The crappie will move to their fall feeding areas. It is just a great time to be on the lake.

TOURNAMENT SEASON IS UPON US!!!!!!!!
October 5  Fish for the Cure Breast Cancer Tournament
                   For more information contact........
                   Mike Forsht for details 571-528-8384

October 26  1st Annual Angler Appreciation Tournament
                     For more information contact........
                     Anna Point Marina  540-895-5900 ext 5
                     Chris Craft  540-894-6195
                     Dave Fauntleroy  540-840-6772

November 2  The Lake Anna Cup
                       For more information contact........
                       Chris McCotter  lkalife@earthlink.net
                       Dave Fauntleroy  540-840-6772

November 11  Veterans Day Tournament
                         For more information contact........
                         Larry Martin  540-222-5420
                      
                     

BASS- Start looking for the bass to be shallow and very active all month long. You can catch them on a variety of baits in super shallow water. Squarebill crankbaits, Rat L Traps, Dave's Tournament Tackle Tiger Shad Spinnerbaits, Damiki MTB Noisy Buzzbaits, Damiki D Pop and Don Iovino Splash It Poppers, Paycheck Baits Repoman, Late Payment and Damiki Rambler Walking baits and my favorite, Damiki Armor Shad Soft Jerkbaits. As always, Shakey Head Plastics will also catch their fair share of fish. Start looking in the back third of all major creeks throughout the lake. 

They will be on laydowns, willow grass, rocks and boatdocks. Look for rocky points with deep water near by, same for boat docks. The deep water will come into play when a cold front comes through. With water temps dropping, they will be feeding heavy for thew cold winter months to come. 

STRIPER- The linesides will start to make tgheir move up into the rivers early this month. Look for them to be chasing shad and herring early and late in the day. A 4" paddletail swimbait rigged on a 1/4oz jig head is my bait of choice. Start looking for birds to give locations of the fish away. Be respectful of other anglers already fishing in an area, do not run all the way into them with the big engine, this will spook the fish and then you will be dealing with an angry angler!!! Once the heavy feed has ceased, locate them on your electronics and drop a Toothache Spoon down to them. 

Towards the end of the month, you should be able to find them around the bridge in Terrys Run, the S-Turns to Little Florida in Pamunkey and around the 522 Bridge to the mouth of Goldmine Creek over on the North Anna arm of the lake. They should stay put in these areas all the way through November or until the water cools down to below 40 degrees or so. 

CRAPPIE- The Specks will still be located on bridge pilings, deep boat docks (12-20 feet) and rock piles early in the month. As the water temps drop into the upper 60's, look for them to make a move to shallow feeding ( 3-8 feet) areas up lake. Try skipping a 2" Curly Tail Grub on a 1/16oz jig head under boat docks in the upper North Anna arm, same with Pamunkey and Terrys Run. Small minnows rigged on slip bobbers will also produce the best eating fish in the lake.   

Lake Level-  12" Low

Water Clarity
Up Lake- Slight Stain
Mid Lake- Clear
Down Lake- Clear

Water Temps
Up Lake- 70-74
Mid Lake- 72-78
Down Lake- 73-79
Dike 3- 81

Chris Craft
CCBASSN GUIDE SERVICE
www.ccbassnlakeanna.blogspot.com
540-894-6195
540-895-5900 ext 5



SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
       CCBASSN GUIDE SERVICE CLIENT LARRY BOYKIN

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Outlook for September & Angler Appreciation Tournament


2014 ANGLER APPRECIATION OPEN TEAM BASS TOURNAMENT

October 26
7am-3pm
Lake Anna
Anna Point Marina/Fish Tales

You Can Get A Copy Of The Entry Form At www.annapoint.com  Click On Fishing & Scroll Down To Angler Appreciation Tournament. The Earlier That You Send In Your Entry Fee, The Better Your Boat Number Will Be




2014 ANGLER APPRECIATION TOURNAMENT RULES


$110 Entry Fee Per Boat … Includes $10 Big Fish Pot


All Proceeds Going Back To The Anglers After Expenses. (expenses are trophies, food, advertising, ect.)

You Can Pre Register or Pay The Morning Of The Tournament (there is no late fee)



Top 5 Teams Plus The Big Fish Winner Will Receive Custom Engraved Plaques

The Winners Names Will Go On The Angler Appreciation Tournament Champions Trophy and Will Be Displayed in Fish Tales at Anna Point Marina, Plus They Will Receive A Free Entry In The 2015 Event And Will Be Boat Number 1.


Boat Numbers Will Be Assigned In Order Of Paid Entries Received

Payback Is 1 Place For Every 7 Boats Entered

You Can Fish Alone Or With A Partner

No Partner Changes After The Start Of The Tournament

5 Fish Limit Per Boat

All Fish Must Be Caught In A Conventional Manner On Rod & Reel

No Trolling ... Artificial Bait Only

All Fish Will Be Minimum Of 12" Long (all fish will be measured on Pro Series Ruler)

Largemouth And Smallmouth Bass Are Allowed. (Yes, there is a very small population of Smallmouth In Lake Anna)

Life Jackets Must Be Worn While Up On Plane & Kill Switch Attached

No Alcohol Before or During Tournament Hours

No Off Limits Unless Otherwise Posted By Virginia Dominion Power

No Fishing Within 50 Yards of An Anchored Boat (trolling motor up and Power Poles Deployed or Anchor in the Water) or Within 25 Yards Of A Boat Not Anchored

Must Have A Working Live Well

ABSOLUTELY NO CULLING OF DEAD FISH!!!!!!


PENALTIES
There Will Be A 4 oz (.25lb) Penalty For Each Dead Fish

Dead Fish Can Be Weighed For Big Fish, However There Will Be A .25lb Penalty

You Will Be Penalized 1 Pound Per Minute Up To 10 Minutes For Being Late To Weigh In. Any Boat Coming In After 10 Minutes Is Disqualified.

Any Team Bringing In Fish Under The 12” Minimum Will Be Penalized 1 Pound Per Short Fish and Loss Of Each Short Fish


Make Checks Payable To: Anna Point Marina

Mail To:
Fish Tales
c/o Chris Craft or Dave Fauntleroy
13721 Anna Point Ln
Mineral Va 23117

Fish Tales (540) 895-5900 ext5
Chris Craft (540) 894-6195
Dave Fauntleroy (540) 840-6772

We will have catered food and give away raffle prizes.

We are asking you to bring some kind of covered dish as well, if you would like. Everyone is invited to eat until all the food is gone!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!


Every Participant Will Receive 1 Raffle Ticket The Morning Of the Tournament. These Tickets Will Be For The Drawing Of All The Give Away Prizes That Have Been Donated By Our Sponsors. 

Here Is The List Of Sponsors So Far........

Anna Point Marina- 4 Yearly Ramp Passes  $125 Value Each  $500 Total Value
Fish Tales-  2 Hooded Fish Tales Sweatshirts  $30 each $60 Total Value
Bulldog Custom Rods-  1 Custom Fishing Rod  $160 Value
Warlock Custom Rods-  1 Custom Rod
Duane Adams/Aflac-  1 Lew's Team Lew's Gold Spinning Reel  $130 Value
Crush Em Cranks-  1 Custom Painted Tackle Pack
Fish N Art Custom Baits & Taxidermy Reproduction Mount To The Big Fish Winner  $250 Value
Eye Surrender Eyeware-  2 pair Of Eye Surrender Polarized Glasses  $50 Value Each
Captain Gary's Marine Care Prouducts-  1 Tournament Box ... Deep Creek Lures  1 Tackle Pack  $115 Value
Arson Jigs-  1 Custom Tackle Pack  $100 Value
Inferno Tackle Company-  1 Custom Tackle Pack  $75 Value
Ray's Custom Baits & Models-  1 Custom Painted Tackle Pack  $52 Value
Lake Country marine- 3 gallons of Premium Plus 2 Cycle Oil  $40ea  $120 Total Value
Lake Anna resident Kevin Dorr- 1 Lew's BB1 5.1:1  $160 Value

I Will Update The Sponsor List As more Prizes Become Available.

 



BASS- Most of the bass in the lake are making a move from the deeper water for the summer in the Mid and Down lake regions. Look for them on rocky main lake points. BY THE END OF THE MONTH, LOOK FOR THEM IN THE BACKS OF MAJOR CREEKS. 

Early and late in the day, some of them will move up to feed on the many bait fish pods in the lake, but the majority of them will stay suspended on the points. You can catch them on deep crankbaits, Texas and Carolina rigged plastics and Shakey Head plastics.

Throughout this month you can still catch uplake bass in and around the willow grass. During low light conditions, top water will produce for you. Fish Damiki MTB Noisy Buzz Baits in and around the grass, try putting a Damiki Air Frog in the thickest willow grass you can find and be prepared for very violent strikes. Don Iovino Splash It poppers will work around the edges, Fish Tales has a very large assortment of colors in this great top water popper! once the sun gets above the tree line, pitch an Arson Jigs Arkie Head Jig under boat docks and into the willow grass. 

September is the month for schooling bass in the early mornings and late evenings busting the many pads of shad and herring fry. The top water action is great with these schoolies. The Paycheck Baits Repo Man walking baits, Don Iovino Splash It, Damiki Rambler, D-Pop are great choices for surface fishing. For sub surface strikes, the Damiki Armor Shad comes in 2 sizes, 3" and 5" is a hard bait to beat. More great soft jerkbaits are Zoom Super Fluke's & Super Fluke Jr's.

You can also catch these schooling fish with spoons and blade baits. Toothache Spoons are small in size to match the baitfish that they are feeding on. Another great spoon is the Strike King Sexy Spoon, Fish Tales has them in 3 proven colors. 




STRIPER- The Lineside's are still in FULL BLOWN SUMMER (just like last month)  pattern NOW. You can find them feeding on the surface early in the morning from the 208 bridge up to Stubb's Bridge on the Pamunkey arm and up to the Holiday Bridge on the North Anna arm. Popping baits, Walking baits and soft jerkbaits are all great choices. My favorite is a Cotton Cordell Broken Back Redfin. Just wake the bait under the surface and hold on, the strikes are usually very violent. After the morning feed is over, look for them with your electronics. Once you find the school, you can catch the by vertical jigging Toothache Spoons, Damiki Vault's and Damiki Vortex Blade Baits.

Trolling is still doing well with the water temps still in the middle 80's. Deep Diving Redfin's with a bucktail trailer, DD22's in Chart/Blue back and BPS LEC15's in Chart/Blue and XXX Shad are all great trolling baits. One little trick that I do with the DD22's and LEC15's are to add a "FLUKE KILLER" bucktail trailer to them. The "FLUKE KILLER" is a weightless bucktail with a spinner blade in front of it. 


Live Bait is also working well for the anglers wanting to fish that way. Store bought large or jumbo shiners will work but, the native bait in the lake will be a better choice if you can get up early enough and throw a cast net. Go to Stubbs Bridge, 208 bridge or Holiday Mill Bridge and hang a lantern to attract the Blue Back Herring to it. Remember, that as the water temps get warmer, the striper will "GIVE UP THE GHOST" rather quickly. Once you have your limit (20" minimum- 4 per person) PLEASE DO NOT not continue to catch and release them. Even though they may swim off right after the release, most will dye for the stress of being caught.



CRAPPIE- Most of the Specks are still in their summer haunts at this time. Although we have had some early reports of some fish already moving up to a few of the shallow boat docks. when fishing these shallow boat docks, try skipping a 2" Kalin Curly Tail grub as far up underneath as you can, a slow steady retrieve is the best. 


Look for them under deep boat docks, around bridge pilings and brush piles. Small minnows rigged on jig heads or slip bobber's will be your best bet to catch a cooler full of these tasty morsels.



Lake Level- 6 inches low


Water Temps
Dike 3- 84-88 degrees
Mid lake- 83-86 degrees
Up Lake- 84-88 degrees

Clarity
Down Lake-  Clear
Mid Lake- Mostly Clear

Up Lake- Moderate Stain







Chris Craft
CCBASSN Guide Service
www.ccbassnlakeanna.blogspot.com
ccbassn@aol.com
540-894-6195
540-895-5770
540-895-5900 ext5

TEAM LEW'S PRO STAFF
www.lews.com

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

2014 ANGLER APPRECIATION OPEN TEAM BASS TOURNAMENT

October 26
7am-3pm
Lake Anna
Anna Point Marina/Fish Tales

You Can Get A Copy Of The Entry Form At www.annapoint.com  Click On Fishing & Scroll Down To Angler Appreciation Tournament. The Earlier That You Send In Your Entry Fee, The Better Your Boat Number Will Be




2014 ANGLER APPRECIATION TOURNAMENT RULES


$110 Entry Fee Per Boat … Includes $10 Big Fish Pot


All Proceeds Going Back To The Anglers After Expenses. (expenses are trophies, food, advertising, ect.)

You Can Pre Register or Pay The Morning Of The Tournament (there is no late fee)



Top 5 Teams Plus The Big Fish Winner Will Receive Custom Engraved Plaques

The Winners Names Will Go On The Angler Appreciation Tournament Champions Trophy and Will Be Displayed in Fish Tales at Anna Point Marina, Plus They Will Receive A Free Entry In The 2015 Event And Will Be Boat Number 1.


Boat Numbers Will Be Assigned In Order Of Paid Entries Received

Payback Is 1 Place For Every 7 Boats Entered

You Can Fish Alone Or With A Partner

No Partner Changes After The Start Of The Tournament

5 Fish Limit Per Boat

All Fish Must Be Caught In A Conventional Manner On Rod & Reel

No Trolling ... Artificial Bait Only

All Fish Will Be Minimum Of 12" Long (all fish will be measured on Pro Series Ruler)

Largemouth And Smallmouth Bass Are Allowed. (Yes, there is a very small population of Smallmouth In Lake Anna)

Life Jackets Must Be Worn While Up On Plane & Kill Switch Attached

No Alcohol Before or During Tournament Hours

No Off Limits Unless Otherwise Posted By Virginia Dominion Power

No Fishing Within 50 Yards of An Anchored Boat (trolling motor up and Power Poles Deployed or Anchor in the Water) or Within 25 Yards Of A Boat Not Anchored

Must Have A Working Live Well

ABSOLUTELY NO CULLING OF DEAD FISH!!!!!!


PENALTIES
There Will Be A 4 oz (.25lb) Penalty For Each Dead Fish

Dead Fish Can Be Weighed For Big Fish, However There Will Be A .25lb Penalty

You Will Be Penalized 1 Pound Per Minute Up To 10 Minutes For Being Late To Weigh In. Any Boat Coming In After 10 Minutes Is Disqualified.

Any Team Bringing In Fish Under The 12” Minimum Will Be Penalized 1 Pound Per Short Fish and Loss Of Each Short Fish


Make Checks Payable To: Anna Point Marina

Mail To:
Fish Tales
c/o Chris Craft or Dave Fauntleroy
13721 Anna Point Ln
Mineral Va 23117

Fish Tales (540) 895-5900 ext5
Chris Craft (540) 894-6195
Dave Fauntleroy (540) 840-6772

We will have catered food and give away raffle prizes.

We are asking you to bring some kind of covered dish as well, if you would like. Everyone is invited to eat until all the food is gone!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!


Every Participant Will Receive 1 Raffle Ticket The Morning Of the Tournament. These Tickets Will Be For The Drawing Of All The Give Away Prizes That Have Been Donated By Our Sponsors. 

Here Is The List Of Sponsors So Far........

Anna Point Marina/Fish Tales- 4 Yearly Ramp Passes  $125 Value Each
Bulldog Custom Rods  1 Custom Fishing Rod  $160 Value
Warlock Custom Rods  1 Custom Rod
Duane Adams/Aflac  1 Lew's Team Lew's Gold Spinning Reel  $130 Value
Crush Em Cranks  1 Custom Painted Tackle Pack
Fish N Art Custom Baits & Taxidermy Reproduction Mount To The Big Fish Winner  $250 Value
Eye Surrender Eyeware  2 pair Of Eye Surrender Polarized Glasses  $50 Value Each
Captain Gary's Marine Care  1 Tournament Box ... Deep Creek Lures  1 Tackle Pack  $115 Value
Arson Jigs  1 Custom Tackle Pack  $100 Value
Inferno Tackle Company  1 Custom Tackle Pack  $75 Value

I Will Update The Sponsor List As more Prizes Become Available.