I looked for snakeheads and found bass.
No trailer mounted boat access.
Another really nice summer destinatio
Big water …but limited to electric motors…
I should have learned my lesson the last time we threw the canoe into the wind tunnel that goes by the name of Pohick Bay. But, the lure of snakeheads overcame my memory as the Basswife and I launched off the sandy beach on a bright Saturday afternoon. 12 feet out from the shoreline, the …
This is a great year round destination.
Trout or bass? It’s got both.
Packed, packed, packed!
Huntsman is within spittin’ distance of Burke Lake
A top producing bass lake a short drive away from the Arundel Mills Bass Pro Shop. Need muskie? Got them as well.
Trout now, bass in the summer
Breckenridge Reservoir, at the Quantico Marine Corps Base, continues to be one of my favorite small lakes close to home. I was in trouble with the Basswife because I had not taken her fishing as much as she wanted to go last year. Therefore, on the first good day where there was the possibility of …
Skunked on a pretty lake
Royal Lake is not well known, but looks good.
A fisherman’s tribute
A good family picnic/fishing spot
Another nice small lake tucked up in the George Washington National Forest
Nice looking small lake
This is a nice stocked lake west of Harrisonburg.
There is a nice bass pond tucked into the center of the WMA
A brand new lake is now open for boats!
The water containment pond next to the Best Buy in Woodbridge actually has bass!
The Occoquan is one of your few local options looking for late season bass
Abel proves, once again, to be a good bass destination
If you want to fish here, go early in the season before the lily pads proliferate.
Finally! A bass hike! No canoe here. You walk into the upper part of the river where it spills out of the Jackson Dam
A pretty gem of a lake protected by the requirement to have a Culpeper city permit for both fishing and boating.
Lake Frederick is a medium sized lake north of Front Royal
Lake Accotink sits in the middle of Fairfax… has a marina and has fish.
The fish were holding deep on that glorious warm day in late April that marked the start of the bass season for me.
Bass fishing opportunities at Quantico
Massive bass swim in the Occoquan
Last year’s low water reveals the structure for future reference
This lake is a keeper – plenty of action!
Buffalo Pond is managed for trophy bass.
Smith Mountain Lake is far too big for the Basscanoe at the state park launch ramp. I ducked into the side channels.
Mountain Run is rated as the number 3 lake in Northern Virginia in the VDGIF 2008 rankings
I have conflicting emotions regarding this section. A part of me says to stick to the river above the dam, another says give this area a second chance
The TOPO map did not show the lake at all! Great for seeing the underlying structure.
It’s worth the small cost of the permit to fish Lake Orange – sweet lake!
This is a nice looking lake – I understand why it is one of the top rated lakes in Northern VA
The Range 6 Pond is a small jewel tucked into the southern part of the Quantico Marine Corps Base
This lake is huge! Thankfully, it is also narrow – making it perfect for the BassCanoe
A real treasure, a pleasure to visit… this place is sweet!
I thought Smith Lake and Pohick Bay were big until I rolled the Basscanoe into Lake Anna
Hunting Run just opened… and has been overwhelmed…
Smith Mountain Lake is big water, but the Hardy launch was a good place for the BassCanoe
Germantown Lake was a disappointment that cost 6 bucks to discover
In June, the Basswife and I did not have much time, so I elected to try a more local spot. Pohick Bay Regional Park is a very nice local park that is just south of Fort Belvoir. I was excited to give it a try as I had had a conversation in the local WaWa …
The Occoquan is at the outer limits for the Bass Canoe, but it’s a nice body of water anyway
With the warm weather this weekend, you just had to FISH! With the project list growing, I had to pacify the Basswife by doing some stuff in the morning but my son came down and rescued me. We left the house at around 1 PM and headed south for Quantico for a quick couple of …
Breckinridge is the hidden jewel of the Quantico Marine Corps Base
Coverage of various trips to Smith Lake on the edge of Quantico
Pretty lake, heavy pressure, probably bass in there someplace. If they are, they are wary.
The Basswife and I took a quick trip down to Smith again. This time, we worked the West Side of the lake. This sucker is deep! It topped 85′ on the PiranhaMAX 30 as we worked up from the lower right to the top of the lake. Sadly, not much action. We were there in late afternoon …
Abel Lake looks good – big, long and narrow
This appears to be a hidden treasure
Lunga is a large lake – takes a while to get to know
As a warm up to the 4th of July weekend, I grabbed the basswife and we headed out to Breckinridge at Quantico for a morning of bass fishing. Breckinridge is one of our favorite local lakes – it’s electric motor only and and an exceptionally shallow boat launch – so it’s only suitable for canoes …
PAY for a day pass to fish!!!! Ok… but was it worth
Curtis – a nice lake with low pressure and plenty of structure
Don’t bother to go….
Quick update – no trout fishing this weekend – took the basscanoe out to Smith Lake again. I could not justify another run back to the Shenandoah, no available fishing buddies, and my wife was starting to get cranky that all the fishing action was on streams – she enjoys fishing from the canoe (wow – how many …
Not worth the trip – shallow (2 – 3 feet) in most of the lake
Great day on the West Fork of Smith Lake near Aquia. Absolutely pleasant Saturday in May – air temp around 73 degrees and bright sun. We hit the lake at around noon, launching from the Aquia side of the lake as shown on the map. Crisis! I forgot to bring the paddles for the canoe. …
Smith Lake is the water reservoir for Stafford County. It borders Quantico and requires a Quantico fishing permit. We had never been there and wanted to check it out – conclusion – it’s a sweet lake! Once you find the lake, there are two boat launches – one corresponding to each finger of the lake. …
My wife and I hit Breckenridge down at the Quantico Marine Corps Base again this weekend (April 3). Breckenridge is a great spot for those of us who can only afford a simple canoe or Jon boat – it’s electric motors only and the “boat ramp” is a gravel dip that a bulldozer must have …