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Fishing in the Northern Neck

Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 10:28 am

Did you get out this past weekend or one evening and do any fishing? The weather has been terrible, making fishing a lot more difficult during the middle of the day. I got out with my brother Bill this past Friday morning. We went over to Wilna Pond on the Rappahannock River Valley Wildlife Refuge here in Warsaw. If you have never been there, you are missing out on a beautiful place to fish and explore. The day started off slow, but Bill managed to land the first bass of the day. He threw a lipless crankbait out into the middle and hooked into a big one, as it gave him an awesome fight before it finally came along the side of the boat and I scooped up the 5 pound 9 ounce bass into my hand. I dared not lip it with all those treble hooks in its mouth. WE continued to fish with Bill catching 4 bass before I finally caught my first bass, losing out on total for the day, 4-2. But what an awesome day of laughter we shared.

I managed to get out Saturday with Tiffany Risch and we tried our luck on Powhatan Lake. Tiffany managed to hook the first bass of the day on a green pumpkin jig with a green pumpkin trailer. While the fishing was slow, we did manage a couple more bass before the heat drove us off the water. Another amazing day of fun and laughter. I am so lucky to have such amazing family and friends to make memories with, a true blessing. Gus Sanford got out on the Rappahannock River with Captain Terry Carson and caught a nice black drum. Way to go young man.

In the local ponds, the water is still pretty warm. But thankfully, fall is just around the corner with it’s cooler day and nights. Early morning and late evening are great times for topwater action. Soft plastics and jigs are always a great choice at any time of the day.

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Gus Sanford fishing with Captain Terry Carson

showing off a Black Drum catch on the Rappahannock River.