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Key areas for stripers are from the State Park up to Hunter's Landing in the Pamunkey arm and from Rose Valley to Christopher Run in the North Anna arm of the lake.
 

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Lake Anna The striper fishery continues to be outstanding

Lake Anna-- The striper fishing continues to be outstanding. Large schools are regularly found up in the splits area and another source reports limiting out on consecutive days at the mouth of Harlowe's Creek. The striper fishery at Lake Anna has been outstanding all summer and will only get better with cooling temps. Live bait, large and jumbo shiners, work best.
 

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Guide Jim Hemby reports with water temperatures fluctuating near 90 degrees, the dissolved oxygen in the water has been depleted and consequently the striper bite has slowed down. Stripers are looking for cooler water and oxygen to survive. Boat traffic creates some oxygen so fishing in the boat channels can be productive as well as the backs of creeks where summer rains wash cooler water and oxygen into the lake. The bait goes back and the stripers follow. Trolling the main lake will be productive but the fish will be caught at 25 feet or less. Live bait will produce here also but anglers should start using free lines or planer boards as well as downlines to catch the stripers. Schools of stripers will start showing up in the current at Dike 3 any day.

Bass are being caught deep cranking but are poised to move to the back of the creeks and the upper reaches of the rivers. The bait has moved and the bass will follow. Find the creek channel breaks entering the flats (could be 4 feet dropping to 7 feet) and work them with your favorite crank bait to locate concentrations of bass. Also fish the humps rising from 12 to 15 feet up to 3 to 5 feet.
 

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Guide Jim Hemby reports rising water and falling temperatures are sending baitfish to the extreme backs of the creeks and rivers and into the shallower bays across the lake, and the fish will follow. Stripers are migrating rapidly to the shallower bays and the backs of creeks feeding on the larger gizzard shad. They are feeding in the upper water column, so anglers should keep their offerings shallow. Count your Sassy Shads down five seconds in low-light conditions or stained water and 10 seconds in clear water. Throughout the lake, anglers will find stripers breaking on top, but these fish have been small and are feeding on the smaller threadfin shad. For bass, run to the backs of the creeks, where you see baitfish, and work your way out using quick-moving baits. Try a jig or a worm on the obvious wood structure. Nice catches of crappie are being caught on both Route 522 bridges as well as any shallow cover.
 
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