This section is my online fishing log. I intend on keeping a consistent log of my fishing trips over time. I will try to keep a common format but depending on the situation then I may or may not have all of the information available as I fish a variety of different places both from the bank, wading and in boats.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Claytor Lake

Lake:  Claytor Lake, VA
Date: 6/13/2012
Weather:  Overcast skies into clear skies overnight.  High around 85 low 53 at 2AM. 
Water Conditions:  Water was slightly milky but not bad.  We had expected some bad storms a few days prior but ended up with just enough rain to milk things up a tad.  All indicators were that today would be excellent fishing.
Water Temp: From 80 down to 76
Time:  5pm to 1am

We started by fishing for bluegill for bait.  Fished back into the back of the first cove up river on the right from the public ramp (Lost the map, cannot remember the name).  Fished hard for bait, caught 2 gills.  Circled back out of the back and along some docks and picked up a 13" keeper spotted bass.  No others.  Missed some really small gills.  All caught on 2" grub.

Moved to Clapboard and tried for more bait gills and shad.  Managed one more small gill and a few shad with the throw net.  Shad kept going deep, and otherwise the fish just were not hitting at all.  It was approaching dark so we headed down towards DeHaven park for cats / stripers.  It was being fished, so we moved to just below Dublin Hollow.

We fished for a few hours here.  We continually heard shad coming up and the occasional striper busting.  We fished Alabama Rigs, Red Fins deep and shallow, bomber cranks and cut bluegill; only had one hit, and I landed a 9" Bluegill of a white crankbait.

Over all, a horrible day of fishing.  Other anglers indicated the same lack of success. 

Most common fish:  Bluegill
Largest fish: 13" Bass
Species Caught:  Bluegill, Bass, Shad (cast net)

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