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And you guys were expecting a photo of a Striper! Well I didn't catch one. Others on the boat did so we completed the Slam for the boat but no-one person got it himself. It turns out that running around the lake at high speed with no windshield in January is hard on a person's face. McCotter's Lake Anna Guide Service has thought of that and provides these "Face Savers" so you can keep your head up and eyes open while the boat moves around. They don't come with any "Power Ranger" type enhancement of your fishing prowess (or maybe they do - Who really knows?) but they do make the day more enjoyable.
fishing report photo of Fishing Humor photo taken on 1/16/2017 11:13:00 AM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 01/16/2017 11:13 AM

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Jimmy @canuck your impeding the progress of Stackfish! I'm working on the next version of the app to include FishCentral and saw this post whiz by and had to stop dead in my tracks. lol
LikeReply 2 years
So this is a "Wiper" - Local name for a Striper / White Bass Hybrid. Hard to distinguish from a Striper, the first clue is the "broken" stripes but they aren't always present. A less obvious clue is the length to girth ratio which could also be a very well fed Striper. Our guide also pointed out some other clues that had to do with distance between fins and shapes of fins but I forget those. Anyway he was sure this was a "Wiper" and I have no basis on which to argue with him. Besides it was the only one we caught that day so our claim to complete the Lake Anna Grand Slam depends on it. I'm good with his assurance. McCotter's Lake Anna Guide Service - Great day on the water.
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped Hybrid photo taken on 1/16/2017 5:22:00 PM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 01/16/2017 17:22 PM

Out with McCotter's Lake Anna Guide Service for a day of fun in the middle of January. We fished the hot side in the morning then quickly broke for lunch and a transfer to the cold side for the afternoon. Our last stop on the hot side was to catch some Crappie to complete the second step of the "Lake Anna Grand Slam", a Crappie, a Largemouth Bass, a Wiper (Hybrid White Bass & Striper) and a Striper. This is my first U.S. Crappie. I don't normally fish for them but I figured since there was a title at stake, why not?
fishing report photo of Crappie photo taken on 1/16/2017 9:59:00 AM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 01/16/2017 9:59 AM

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JimmyDo I need to add Wiper to the species list? I've never heard of that fish before.
LikeReply 2 years
Canuck"Wiper" is just what they call them at Lake Anna. Bass, Striped Hybrid will suffice. I'll use that when I post tomorrow.
LikeReply 2 years
Out with a buddy and McCotter's Lake Anna Guide Service for a full day of fishing. Objective was to complete the "Lake Anna Grand Slam" which includes a Crappie, a Largemouth Bass, A Wiper (hybrid White Bass and Striper) and a Striper. This was my largest Largemouth of the day, caught on a paddle tail swim bait out in the middle of nowhere. No structure at all for him to hide in. Our guide Chris did an excellent job of putting us on fish all day. We had lots of fun catching White Perch, Largies, Crappie, Wipers and Stripers. 19 keepers for the boat after 9 hours on the water, at least a dozen more thrown back.
fishing report photo of Bass, Largemouth photo taken on 1/16/2017 9:05:00 AM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 01/16/2017 9:05 AM

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Fishin DudeSounds like a great day with plenty of action out on the water.
LikeReply 2 years
The full moon worked in our favour but the recent storm’s contribution of food and silt into the lake worked against us. The morning was a series of brief striper frenzies alternating with searches for concentrated fish. A good find was a few orange smudges on the fish finder indicating some large fish below. Our guide would quickly set the boat in place and we would drop the bait. One such find turned the whole screen orange and our guide’s voice gave away his excitement as he called us to action. That school quickly yielded our two biggest fish as well as several shorts. By the end of the morning we had landed about two dozen fish, but only four keepers (over 20”), plus three good sized largemouth bass and one white bass. Still it was a great way to spend a morning. #dia
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 6/20/2016 7:42:00 AM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 06/20/2016 7:42 AM

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TerryBLove the shirt!
LikeReply 3 years
We were targeting Stripers but no-one even thought about tossing these two Largemouth back. I caught them both within minutes of each other in about 30 feet of water. The bait was live blue back herring with a weight on the line to drag them close to the bottom. #dia
fishing report photo of Bass, Largemouth photo taken on 6/20/2016 7:22:00 AM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 06/20/2016 7:22 AM

The first keeper of the day was landed quickly after the first fish. The next one was right behind it. There was barely enough time to take pictures and the lack of good poses is the result. #dia
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 6/20/2016 1:57:00 AM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 06/20/2016 1:57 AM

Up at 2:20 this morning, out of the house by 2:30, on the water by 5:36, Fish -on by 5:49! Great start to the day with my Defense Intelligence Agency Rod and Gun Club buddies out with Tony from Jim Hemby Guide Service. We were using live Blue Back Herring that Tony caught just before picking us up at the dock. He found the fish, we dropped the lines and the fun began. This first one was a short but good enough to wash the skunk off the boat for us. #dia
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 6/20/2016 1:49:00 AM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 06/20/2016 1:49 AM

Pesky catfish about to go over the side after a free minnow meal. They have it pretty good, eat for free, pose for photo and repeat.
fishing report photo of Catfish photo taken on 4/23/2016 4:43:00 AM contributed by Tdawg

Catch Date: 04/23/2016 4:43 AM

25 inch striper as the limit is near.
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 4/23/2016 3:14:00 AM contributed by Tdawg

Catch Date: 04/23/2016 3:14 AM

Best day fishing in more than a year, definitely signing on for a June striper trip to Lake Anna!
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 4/23/2016 5:02:00 AM contributed by Tdawg

Catch Date: 04/23/2016 5:02 AM

Out with New Horizon Bass Anglers for the one day Team Tournament. My buddy washed the skunk off the boat with this little Cat. The target fish was Largemouth Bass but I figure any fish will do for skunk repellent. #nhba
fishing report photo of Catfish photo taken on 5/7/2016 5:29:00 AM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 05/07/2016 5:29 AM

Only minutes after lines in the water these two keepers are onboard, well own our way to catching our limit.
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 4/23/2016 1:21:00 AM contributed by Tdawg

Catch Date: 04/23/2016 1:21 AM

Captain T with my first fish while angler behind him already has another on the line.
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 4/23/2016 1:20:00 AM contributed by Tdawg

Catch Date: 04/23/2016 1:20 AM

Fishing bud with one of the larger stripers of the morning. While most of our fishing is catch, photo, and release, these keepers are being enjoyed as tasty filets!
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 4/23/2016 3:14:00 AM contributed by Tdawg

Catch Date: 04/23/2016 3:14 AM

Good looking fish, another Lake Anna keeper!
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 4/23/2016 4:17:00 AM contributed by Tdawg

Catch Date: 04/23/2016 4:17 AM

Bait thief! Caught as many channel cats as we did stripers. Had to use the grip because the hook was still embedded deep in his mouth and took a while to get it out. Didn't keep any cats, tossed 'em all back to steal the next boat's bait!
fishing report photo of Catfish photo taken on 4/23/2016 2:32:00 AM contributed by Tdawg

Catch Date: 04/23/2016 2:32 AM

I think this was the big fish of the day. Just after sunrise at Lake Anna. We went straight to the fish and the bite was on. Will definitely go back when they really start running.
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 4/23/2016 1:50:00 AM contributed by Tdawg

Catch Date: 04/23/2016 1:50 AM

Some of the cats we caught were a decent size like the one this anonymous fisher reeled in. They really liked those blue back herring we were trolling. #dia
fishing report photo of Catfish photo taken on 4/23/2016 4:24:00 AM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 04/23/2016 4:24 AM

If I'm not going to eat it I don't want to kill it so I sometimes go to great lengths to safely release a fish. This small channel cat had hooked himself way down in his throat and was thrashing around so much I had to get the large fish gripper to keep him steady while the long pliers got a grip on the hook. He survived but I think his singing career will be set back a bit. #dia
fishing report photo of Catfish photo taken on 4/23/2016 4:24:00 AM contributed by Canuck

Catch Date: 04/23/2016 4:24 AM

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