Bass – Aquia Harbor (VA)
I looked for snakeheads and found bass.
Trout/Bass – Elkhorn Lake (MD)
No trailer mounted boat access.
Bass/Trout – Greenbrier Lake (MD)
Another really nice summer destinatio
Bass/Trout – Blair Valley Lake (MD)
Big water …but limited to electric motors…
Snakehead – Pohick Bay
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 …
Trout/Bass – Piney Run Reservoir (MD)
This is a great year round destination.
Bass – Enchanted Pond (VA)
Bass/Trout – White Sulpher Pond
Trout or bass? It’s got both.
Bass – Occoquan River (VA – Town)
Packed, packed, packed!
Bass – Huntsman Lake (VA)
Huntsman is within spittin’ distance of Burke Lake
Bass – Centennial Lake (MD)
A top producing bass lake a short drive away from the Arundel Mills Bass Pro Shop. Need muskie? Got them as well.
Bass/Trout – Piney Reservoir (MD – aka Frostburg Reservoir)
Trout now, bass in the summer
Bass – Back to Breckenridge
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 …
Bass – Able Lake
Skunked on a pretty lake
Bass Recon – Royal Lake (VA – Fairfax)
Royal Lake is not well known, but looks good.
Bass – Small Pond / Caton Hill Road
A fisherman’s tribute
Bass – Clopper Lake (MD)
A good family picnic/fishing spot
Bass/Trout – Hearthstone Lake
Another nice small lake tucked up in the George Washington National Forest
Bass – Biery Branch Reservoir (VA)
Nice looking small lake
Trout/Bass – Hone Quarry Lake (VA)
This is a nice stocked lake west of Harrisonburg.
Bass – Phelps WMA Bass Pond
There is a nice bass pond tucked into the center of the WMA
Bass – Silver Lake (VA – Haymarket)
A brand new lake is now open for boats!
Bass – Merrimac WMA (VA)
Bass – Best Buy Lake (VA – Woodbridge)
The water containment pond next to the Best Buy in Woodbridge actually has bass!
Bass – Occoquan (VA – Fountainhead Downstream)
The Occoquan is one of your few local options looking for late season bass
Bass – Abel Lake (VA)
Abel proves, once again, to be a good bass destination
Bass – Quantico MCB (VA – Chopawamsic Bay)
If you want to fish here, go early in the season before the lily pads proliferate.
Bass – Occoquan (VA – Jackson Dam)
Finally! A bass hike! No canoe here. You walk into the upper part of the river where it spills out of the Jackson Dam
Bass – Mountain Run Lake (VA)
A pretty gem of a lake protected by the requirement to have a Culpeper city permit for both fishing and boating.
Bass – Lake Frederick (VA)
Lake Frederick is a medium sized lake north of Front Royal
Bass – Lake Accotink (VA)
Lake Accotink sits in the middle of Fairfax… has a marina and has fish.
Bass – Lake Curtis (VA)
The fish were holding deep on that glorious warm day in late April that marked the start of the bass season for me.
Bass – Smith Mountain Lake (VA)
Quantico MCB Bass Fishing
Bass fishing opportunities at Quantico
Bass – Occoquan (VA – Fountainhead Upstream)
Massive bass swim in the Occoquan
Bass – Occoquan (VA – Lake Ridge Downstream)
Last year’s low water reveals the structure for future reference
Bass – Lake Pelham (VA)
This lake is a keeper – plenty of action!
Bass – Buffalo Pond (VA – Quantico MCB)
Buffalo Pond is managed for trophy bass.
Bass – Smith Mountain Lake (VA – State Park launch)
Smith Mountain Lake is far too big for the Basscanoe at the state park launch ramp. I ducked into the side channels.
Bass – Mountain Run Lake (VA)
Mountain Run is rated as the number 3 lake in Northern Virginia in the VDGIF 2008 rankings
Bass – Occoquan River (VA – Below Dam)
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
Bass – Sandy River Reservoir (VA)
The TOPO map did not show the lake at all! Great for seeing the underlying structure.
Bass – Lake Orange (VA)
It’s worth the small cost of the permit to fish Lake Orange – sweet lake!
Bass – Beaverdam Creek Reservoir (VA – lower half)
This is a nice looking lake – I understand why it is one of the top rated lakes in Northern VA
Bass – Range 6 Pond (VA – Quantico MCB)
The Range 6 Pond is a small jewel tucked into the southern part of the Quantico Marine Corps Base
Bass – Ni Reservoir (VA)
This lake is huge! Thankfully, it is also narrow – making it perfect for the BassCanoe
Smallmouth Bass / Trout – Jackson River (Hidden Valley – South)
A real treasure, a pleasure to visit… this place is sweet!
Bass – Lake Anna
I thought Smith Lake and Pohick Bay were big until I rolled the Basscanoe into Lake Anna
Bass – Hunting Run
Hunting Run just opened… and has been overwhelmed…
Bass – Smith Mountain Lake (Hardy)
Smith Mountain Lake is big water, but the Hardy launch was a good place for the BassCanoe
Bass – Germantown Lake
Germantown Lake was a disappointment that cost 6 bucks to discover
Bass – Pohick Bay Regional Park
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 …
Bass – Occoquan River (VA)
The Occoquan is at the outer limits for the Bass Canoe, but it’s a nice body of water anyway
Bass – Quantico – Breckinridge Reservior
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 …
Bass- Breckinridge (VA – Quantico MCB)
Breckinridge is the hidden jewel of the Quantico Marine Corps Base
Bass- Smith Lake (VA – Quantico MCB)
Coverage of various trips to Smith Lake on the edge of Quantico
Bass – Burke Lake
Pretty lake, heavy pressure, probably bass in there someplace. If they are, they are wary.
Bass- Smith East Fork (VA – Quantico MCB)
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 …
Bass – Abel Lake
Abel Lake looks good – big, long and narrow
Bass – South Mill Creek Lake
This appears to be a hidden treasure
Bass – Lunga Reservoir (VA – Quantico MCB)
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 …
Bass – Motts Run Reservoir
PAY for a day pass to fish!!!! Ok… but was it worth
Bass- Lake Curtis
Curtis – a nice lake with low pressure and plenty of structure
Bass – Lake Brittle
Don’t bother to go….
Bass- Smith Lake Early June (VA – Quantico MCB)
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 …
Bass- Dalton Pond (VA – Quantico MCB)
Not worth the trip – shallow (2 – 3 feet) in most of the lake
Bass- Smith Lake, West Fork (VA – Quantico MCB)
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, East Fork (VA – Quantico MCB)
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. …
Bass – Breckenridge Reservoir (VA – Quantico MCB)
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 …
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