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6 Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 THE JOURNAL MARKAND MISSY FIKE hitting topwater upriver from the seemed to interested in minnows. 301 bridge and downriver as well. SALTWATER ~he heat is still taking a bite out of Fish early and late. Aqua Land also ~he cobia bite in the lower bay is angling, but the fishing is still good. reported good keeper striper action closed but it went out with a bang. RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER downriver and around the bridge. Sight casters did well. ~lhe spadefish Ken's Tackle in Spotsylvania re- The croaker bite was quite good, ac- bite was good too around the CBBT. ported that anglers are doing well cording to them, on Friday evening Use clams. Bluefish are starting to for catfish using eels at night. Some in 20 feet of water. A few small perch show up around Point Lookout. eating-size catfish are hitting cutbait and a few catfish were also in the Spanish are also showing up there. early and late in the shallow water, mix. We have good reports of Spanish Float fishermen are taking some de- INLAND near the CBBT and Virginia Beach. cent smallmouth around town with Motts Run reported good fish- Puppy drum were also showing up minnows. White perch are still hit- ing for panfish such as shellcrackers heavily near Smith Point but none ting in the river near Fredericksburg from the piers on worms. Some bass legal size. Good fighting ability to on worms, in the 1-3 pound range were hitting enjoy though! POTOMAC RIVER plastic worms. The water tempera- CALENDAR Ken,s reported some good snake- ture was a hot 96 degrees! Hopefully Virginia Outdoor Sportsman head fishing on Z-Mann frogs. The the storms cooled it down some. Show in Richmond at the Raceway is bass were also hitting topwater. There Hunting Run Reservoir was giving Aug. 12-14. was also a report of a shark near Co- up bass to dedicated plastic worm NWTF Rappahannock Spurs lonial Beach, but keep in mind that anglers fishing near the dam. The Chapter Banquet is Aug. 20 in Fred- porpoises also have a dorsal fin and shellcrackers and bluegill were hit- ericksburg. it could have been that. Striper are ting well on garden worms. Nothing Mark your calendars! Photos by Mark like Above, Gus, of King George, was busying winding in some catfish near Wilmont on Monday morning. He had a good time fighting nearly 18 fish to the boat in a few hours of time. At left, Matt and Gus hold up their stringers of catfish. Why is it that the younger guys, first time anglers even, always out-fish the anglers with more experi- ence? Below, anglers are reporting some Spanish mackerel at Point Lookout. I MARK FIKE censes, so to the Internet I went to card-like stock of plastic and are bear, turkey or deer. Last, users can will be holding their fundraising There will be live and silent auctions, give the system a try. The first thing I waterproof. Big game tags are NOT elect to auto-renew licenses if they banquet on Aug. 20 at the Fair- fun raffles, games, wildlife art and Starting now, hunters, anglers and had to do was create an account. The available on this. want. Visit, grounds. Your local NWTF chapter hunting memorabilia, and of course trappers will be using the new sys- account will allow users to log in and In another change for hunters, we In other VDGIF news, there were has helped sponsor our local young firearms. The supper will be barbe- tern VDGIF instituted for license get whatever they need. The system will no longer get an HIP number for no notable changes to seasons that I people experience a bird hunt back cue and it is said to be the best in purchasing called GO OUTDOORSalso keeps records of past purchases, all migratory bird hunting, but we am aware of. However, quota hunt in March. Many of these youth had town! Virginia. The system is created and The setup took me a few minutes are required to have a HIP permit, deadlines are fast approaching and never been hunting before and none There are several levels of member- run by Brandt Information Services and then I had to scroll through and The HIP permit Can be obtained free some hunts fill fast. If you enjoy had ever been upland bird hunting ship. Pre purchase for the banquet is and is billed as a one-stop shop for check which licenses I wanted. Keep of charge online at the GO OUT- hunting, need a place to hunt or before, required as tickets are limited. Tick- all outdoor licensing and permit in mind that like last year, bear tags DOORS Virginia site as well. want to take part in a managed hunt, The day starts with a turkey calling ets can be purchased by mail at Rap- needs. The hope is that customer are a separate purchase! Although I Also, hunters and anglers that are see their online site now to get your contest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with pahannock Spurs Chapter, 414 West service will improve and the process have not made up my mind what I inclined to save an electronic copy name in the hat. You go to the same various divisions to include Virginia Rocky Run Road, Fredericksburg,VA will be more streamlined. VDGIF think of the new system vs. the sys- of their license on their smartphone site where you get your license listed State, Intermediate, Senior Open, 22406, by email at also hopes to increase license sales as tem we used last year, I did like the can display that for conservation of- above to apply for hunts. Friction, JAKES and Gobbling. Call- or at a result. Boat registration can also be ability to purchase a "hard copy" of ricers if they prefer. The one excep- NWTF Banquet ers can preregister by emailing Kev- nwtfspurs. Visit our local chapter taken care of on the system, my licenses. 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