Freshwater report – March 27th

Source: The Daily Progress Buggs Island- The water temperatures are mired in the mid-40’s at Buggs Island Lake, holding back the outstanding spring fishing that is generally well underway by now. Bass are still on the same pattern with Jerkbaits and Rat’l’...

Fried striper cakes

Source: The Daily Progress Spring’s on the way – and with it comes the strong possibility of putting a striper or two on ice. They’re biting well right now at Buggs Island Lake. Lake Anna will soon turn on as well. The striper season in the bay kicks off in May....

Relentless ‘kudzu of the water’ spreading east

Source: Outer Banks Voice More than 30 years ago, a little green plant originally from Korea showed up in the lakes in Umstead State Park in Raleigh. Within about 10 years, hydrilla was choking Lake Gaston, impeding boat traffic and taking over the aquatic...

Lake Environment: The TRUTH About Aquatic Herbicides

The use of chemicals for controlling aquatic weeds is highly effective, but just how safe are they for the environment and you? Each year chemical control of aquatic weeds, particularly hydrilla, occur on our local water bodies. This week we will talk, in depth, about...

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...

Lake Environment: The Aquatic Food Chain

Many of us are familiar with the food chain, especially that of which we find ourselves a part of, but what about aquatic ecosystems? This week we will take a break from hydrilla and talk a little about “who eats who” and the importance of balance in the...

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...