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Topic - Shad Landing
In some parts of our region fishing could not be better, but biologists are concerned that the shortage of precipitation might affect spawning activities of certain fish, including smallmouth bass in such rivers as Virginia's Rappahannock and Maryland's Potomac.
April is a time of year when most fish species begin to think of reproducing. Piscatorial love is in the air, or rather in the water.
"Everybody complains about the weather, but no one does anything about it," a tongue-in-cheek Mark Twain said long, long ago. The sad fact is that our area's anglers would love to change the weather, but, alas, they can't.
"Many bass are done with spawning, some are currently on beds and the rest will probably get on their beds with the full moon next week," he said and added that no one yet is trolling for stripers, but they're still being caught by live bait fishermen.
Angler's Landing (540-672-3997) said walleyes in the 2- to 4-pound range have been hooked on minnows or nightcrawlers slowly retrieved on an in-line spinner.