Hot [fishing] spot of the week 5/01

Source: Charlottesville Daily Progress Try the Staunton River below Brookneal. Stripers are on their annual spring run up river from Buggs Island Lake. These are one of only two landlocked striper populations in the United States that will actually spawn in fresh...

Freshwater report 4/9

Source: The Daily Progress Buggs Island. The crappie and bass have started moving shallow, towards the backs of creeks, triggered by the warm spell. In a crappie tournament at Bobcat’s a colossal 4.24 pound crappie won the big fish pot. I guess it did. Bets action for...

Largemouth Bass Virus Update

Source: Rural Virginian In Central Florida’s Lake Weir, what has come to be known as the Largemouth Bass Virus (LMBv) was discovered in 1991. Four years later, in Cooper Reservoir, S.C., the first related incident of fish mortality was reported, and the virus proved...

Freshwater report – March 20th

Source: The Daily Progress Buggs Island- Bobby Whitlow at Bobcat’s in Clarksville says bass are up in the creeks feeding right now, in 2 to10 feet of water, chasing the bait. The most productive baits for bass lately have been jerk baits, Shad Raps and most any small,...

Outdoors: Walleye are a worthy adversary

Source: The Daily Progress I have been fascinated with walleye since I was a boy in West Virginia. At the time, there was a native population of walleye in the Greenbrier River, but only a handful of fishermen could catch them. I couldn’t. My friends couldn’t. The...