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Fishing in the Northern Neck

Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 2:57 pm

Did you get out over the weekend or one evening and do any fishing? I got out Tuesday with my grandson Bentley and did a little fishing off the bank with him. We had an awesome adventure, but the bass kept missing the bait, blowing up on the frog a couple times. Bentley caught one on a worm, but it came off just as it got to the bank. I made a stop Thursday afternoon on the way home and managed to catch 2 nice bass on a Texas rigged worm. Due to an early deadline, my weekend adventures will have to wait. Where are you planning to go?

The salinity levels are slowly beginning to rise in the Potomac, meaning the blue catfish are moving upriver, making the chumming for striped bass a lot better. Chumming has been good in the Point Lookout area as well as in the lower Potomac around St. Georges Island and near Piney Point. Bottom fishing for a mixture of spot, croaker, and white perch has been the best so far this season. The spot are good eating size and croakers have been on the small side and the white perch have been of good size.

Cobia fishing has been good outside the mouth of the Rappahannock River below Windmill point. Reports are of plenty of hookups and good fish over 40 inches up to 50 inches. The Spanish mackerel bite has been hot too. Blues are also being caught in good numbers. Clark spoons are a great choice The bass fishing in the upper river has been good, especially in the Green Bay to Leedstown area. The best action has been coming from the mouths of feeder creeks and guts. Large blue catfish are taking cut bait and live white perch in the outside bends of the main river channel. The catfishing around the Downing Bridge has been good, with lots of good eating size catches and some bigger ones in the holes.

For the full article, pick up the latest Northern Neck News 7/17/19