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6 Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 THE JOURNAL :i tions as well as horrible winds over the weekend. How- !!ii ver, freshwater fishing was not too bad. Mark and Missy Fike and minnows. Fishing was tough in the salt this week due to the near- Lake Anna has been hit or miss with striped bass hit- miss storm which caused flood tides and left messy con- ting jerkbaits early or late. SALTWATER The winds, tides and slop in the water made condi- RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER tions on the bay and ocean unfishable. Before the blow, Kerfs Tackle in Spotsylvania reported that anglers had some nice Spanish were being caught near Point Lookout a bit of a tough week. Some anglers did manage some down to Windmill Bar. A few cobia were haunting struc- catfish but even that was slow. Most were eating size and ture. Sheepshead were taking fiddlers near the CBBT and a few larger fish were caught, some really nice bluefish were also caught in the middle POTOMAC RIVER to upper bay area. Crabbing before the blow was decent. Kerfs reported very little fishing success on the river HUNTING: this past week. Reports from dove hunters was sporadic action. Much Aqua Land Marina reported slower conditions this of the reason was due to fields not being ready to cut yet. past week. Perch anglers were catching some decent fish Give it two or three weeks and the hunting should im- down to Swan Point on Fishbites and squid. There are prove with late cuttings. plenty of shorty rockfish in the river up to 18 inches, but UPCOMING SEASONS: none of legal size that were reported. Some croaker are Dove Season Dates: September 3-9 (noon until sun- still being reported but in fewer number. Those that are set), September 10-October 30 (ฝ hour before sunrise catching them are hooking Squid on their lines to entice until sunset) 15 per day. HIP required. these scrappy 12 to 14 inch fish. Even the snakehead bite September Canada Goose Season Dates: September was slow. 1 - September 25 Bag Limit: 10 daily, 30 in possession 'INLAND Hunt Area: Statewide Shooting Hours: East ofi-95 Motts Run reported much better angling this week September 1 - 16:ฝ hour before sunrise to ฝ hour than last week. Anglers took 1 to 2 pound bass on an after sunset assortment of artificial baits and nightcrawlers. Catfish September 17 - 25:ฝ hour before sunrise to sunset anglers were catching plenty of fish on chicken liver and Gray and Red Squirrels: September 3 through Febru- nightcrawlers. One angler was having a heyday off the ary 28 - statewide pier catching nice white perch on nightcrawlers. September Teal Season Dates: September 17 - Septem- Hunting Run gave up some nice bream this past week ber 30 Hunt Area: East of 1-95 Season Dates: September and a few nice catfish. All were caught on red wigglers 21 - September 30 Marjorie ChurchBorne of the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association rec- ognized and thanked King George County Public Schools for their participation in fundraising activ- ities benefitting the organizations through heart-healthy activities. "We would like' to recognize your dedication and commitment to our mission of building health- ier lives free of cardiovascular dis- eases and stroke;' ChurchBorne said. She related that in 2014-15 the schools raised $7,750 for the heart associations. In 2015-16, with participation by 100 percent of the King George schools, they more than doubled the previous year's fundraising, with $16,220 for the two associa- tions. "It is my honor to congratu- late King George County Pub- lic Schools for receiving our full county 100 percent participation award this year through your schools' participation and partner- ship in programs like Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart;' ChurchBorne told the School Board at its Aug. 16 meeting. Marjorie ChurchBorne of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recognized and thanked King George County Public Schools for fundraising at Aug. 22 School Board meeting Photo by Terry Cosgrove Farewell to First Friday Marty of the Hard to Tell Band was a popular performer at last weekend's First Friday, Market Days and Music Series in Montross. This was the last First Friday event of the year in Montross. •Auto • Home • Business • Life • Health King George • (540) 775-7070 Rt, 3 across from Courthouse Colonial Beach • 1804) 224-0099 420-C Colonial Ave. We sell and professionally install with our own in-house installers: • HARDWOOD . 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