Lake Anna Fishing Report - Dockside Realty, Lake Anna Virginia


Lake Anna Fishing Report

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Fishing Report

June 2018


Fish are off the beds, but they are staying in fairly shallow water gorging themselves with small bait and spawning blue gills. Now is the time to be throwing  poppers, buzzbaits or any type insect bait will work.  Bass are also chasing faster moving baits such as crankbaits, swimbaits, spinnerbaits and Senkos. This is a great time for suspending jerkbaits.   Fish areas close to structure and shade but stay off the main lake.



Most of the fish have settled from the power plant  up past the splits to the bridges.   Fish shallow in low light, deeper in bright light.  Most fish will stay in the upper water column 5-12′ early then move deeper in the afternoon.  Fish have been found as deep as 25′-30’ in some areas.  Sassy shad, sea shad, Capt Mack spoons, as well as live bait are producing many nice fish.  Trolling has also been effective, using rigs, Manns Stretch 20 and Cordell Redfins or DD-22.



Their spawn is over, but bluegill/sunfish spawn is beginning.  Live worms and very small poppers will do the trick around boat docks and bulk heads.  Crappie are reschooling and moving to deeper structure and bridges.  Minnow and 2″ grubs will produce some nice slabs.


Water temps in the upper 70’s to low 80’s

The fishes in Lake Anna vary considerably.  Click on the photos below for a larger version of the different types of fishes.