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Bassin' - Best Bass Lakes in NVA
Monday, August 7, 2006

Here's the list of the top 10 bass lakes in Northern VA

Able Lake
Saturday, February 9, 2008

Bass - Lake Accotink (VA)
Friday, May 22, 2009

Lake Accotink sits in the middle of Fairfax... has a marina and has fish.

Bassin' - Lake Anna
Monday, October 29, 2007

I thought Smith Lake and Pohick Bay were big until I rolled the Basscanoe into Lake Anna

Bass - Aquia Harbor (VA)
Monday, October 29, 2012

I looked for snakeheads and found bass.

Bass - Beaverdam Creek Reservoir (VA - lower half)
Monday, July 14, 2008

This is a nice looking lake - I understand why it is one of the top rated lakes in Northern VA

Bass - Best Buy Lake (VA - Woodbridge)
Monday, May 3, 2010

The water containment pond next to the Best Buy in Woodbridge actually has bass!

Bass - Biery Branch Reservoir (VA)
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Nice looking small lake

Bassin' - Lake Brittle
Sunday, June 18, 2006

Don't bother to go....

Curtis Lake
Saturday, February 9, 2008

Bassin' - Burke Lake
Monday, September 25, 2006

Pretty lake, heavy pressure, probably bass in there someplace.  If they are, they are wary.

Bass - Enchanted Pond (VA)
Monday, May 14, 2012

Monster carp!

Bass - Lake Frederick (VA)
Monday, June 8, 2009

Lake Frederick is a medium sized lake north of Front Royal

Bass/Trout - Hearthstone Lake
Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Another nice small lake tucked up in the George Washington National Forest

Trout/Bass - Hone Quarry Lake (VA)
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

This is a nice stocked lake west of Harrisonburg.

Bassin' - Hunting Run
Monday, October 15, 2007

Hunting Run just opened... and has been overwhelmed...

Bass - Huntsman Lake (VA)
Monday, September 26, 2011

Huntsman is within spittin' distance of Burke Lake.

Bass - Merrimac WMA (VA - Bass Pond)
Friday, June 25, 2010

Tick central

Bass - Small Pond / Caton Hill Road
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A fisherman's tribute

Bassin' - Motts Run Reservoir
Monday, August 21, 2006

PAY for a day pass to fish!!!!  Ok... but was it worth it?

Mountain Run Lake
Saturday, February 9, 2008

Bass - Ni Reservoir (VA)
Monday, March 3, 2008

This lake is huge!  Thankfully, it is also narrow - making it perfect for the BassCanoe

Occoquan Reservior
Saturday, October 25, 2008

Bass - Lake Orange (VA)
Wednesday, July 16, 2008

It's worth the small cost of the permit to fish Lake Orange - sweet lake!

Bass - Lake Pelham (VA)
Monday, September 8, 2008

This lake is a keeper - plenty of action!

Bass - Phelps WMA Bass Pond
Monday, July 12, 2010

There is a nice bass pond tucked into the center of the WMA

Pohick Regional Park
Saturday, February 9, 2008

Quantico MCB Bass Fishing
Saturday, October 25, 2008

Bass Recon - Royal Lake (VA - Fairfax)
Monday, January 3, 2011

Royal Lake is not well known, but looks good.

Bassin' - Sandy River Reservoir (VA)
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The TOPO map did not show the lake at all!  Great for seeing the underlying structure.

Bass - Silver Lake (VA - Haymarket)
Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A brand new lake is now open for boats!

Smith Mountain Lake (VA)
Saturday, October 25, 2008

Bass Recon - South Mill Creek Lake
Tuesday, July 18, 2006

This appears to be a hidden treasure

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