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Thread: First Two Trips in 2017 (CBBT and Lake Anna)

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    Default First Two Trips in 2017 (CBBT and Lake Anna)

    B]First trip: CBBT (Jan 10, 2017)[/B]
    I felt that I had to fish for tog one more time. The weather had been extremely bad for fishing in VA water. It had been cold and very windy. I saw a window of opportunity for kayak-fishing at CBBT finally.
    I knew the water in the mouth of Chesapeake Bay was too cold (40-41 F) - way lower than 45 F (my personal cold water temp limit for togging). But the day would be a very calm day. And the time of the slack tides was in the middle of the 6 hour fishing I planned.
    The residential roads were covered with packed snow in VA Beach. Snow and cold weather wasn't common in VA Beach. I got skunked. I had zero bite. I captured scenes of snow on the street, launch ramp, bridge pilings and First Island for the fishing log:

    Fishing Log:


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    Second Trip: Lake Anna, VA (Dike 3 cold side)

    I was done with saltwater fishing until March or until the saltwater temp reaches 45 F. After getting skunked on the first day of fishing in 2017, few days ago, I was itching to catch some fish. So I went to Lake Anna for stripers. I picked Dike 3 cold side because catching was guaranteed there in the past.
    I caught several stripers @16-20”. I may try the mid-lake for bigger stripers if the water temp in the mid-lake is above 42 F.

    Added on Jan 18 - A half of stripers caught during last two trips (December and January) were hybrid stripers. I heard that hybrid stripers introduced in spring 2014. I am excited about the hybrid stripers because they grow faster than striped bass.

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    Last edited by ComeOnFish; 01-18-2017 at 05:21 AM.
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    Nice work Joe! I've been wanting to fish Lake Anna, but just never seem to get out there.
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    Nice vid Joe! Can you let me know where you launch? I'm about 10 mins away from Lake Anna now and it would make a good spot to scratch my itch when I can't get to the salt!

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    Sorry Mytmouse. I haven't been checking the forum.

    The address of Dike 3 launch:
    No cart needed.
    3611 Moody Town Rd, Bumpass, VA 23024.

    Joe
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    NP Joe! Thanks for the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mytmouse View Post
    NP Joe! Thanks for the info!
    If you don't mind driving more. CBBT is ready now and Rudee will be ready for puppies/specks in 2/3 weeks this year earlier than usual. The waters have been warmer this year

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    I was going to try for Tog last Saturday at Cape Henlopen But with wind gusts to 30 I decided against it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike o View Post
    I was going to try for Tog last Saturday at Cape Henlopen But with wind gusts to 30 I decided against it.
    CHSP was my target for a week before the last Sunday. The water temp had been 45 F for several days which was promising. But Saturday was too windy, and Sunday looked doable. But the water temp dropped by 4 degrees because of the 3 cold days. I am waiting for the water temp climbs backup to 46 F. We need a 3-4 days of 55-70F.

    CBBT was too windy last weekend. Kipto was do-able. But I went to Rudee for Puppy Drum. I caught one 12" speck and a seagull. The water temp dropped by 5+ degrees in Rudee. It was 51-56 F. But after three cold days, the water temp was 46 F. Rudee also needs 3-4 warm days for Puppies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComeOnFish View Post
    If you don't mind driving more. CBBT is ready now and Rudee will be ready for puppies/specks in 2/3 weeks this year earlier than usual. The waters have been warmer this year

    Joe
    Joe that was my plan this weekend... until I looked at the forecast! LOL

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