United States
37° 56' 43.008" N, 76° 51' 52.0956" W
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F Water Temp: 51-60 F Clarity: Stained
3 fish caught | Lunker: 2lb Largemouth Bass using a Strike King Topwater Bait

Rappahannock river near little falls . Water temp 58.8 clearity 2-3ft. Low tide moving to high tide. 09:20 first top water bite 1.2lb largemouth . Switched to soft plastics and fished for about half hour no luck moved to fish a wall with some over hanging trees and a few scatered logs on the wall used plastics texas riged with no results switched back to topwater even though it was around 10:00 and third cast a 3.2lb struck . Fished the same wall to the end as I moved used a shallow diving cranckbait - no luck tried soft plasics in a variety of sizes and colors with no results. Switched back to topwater and caught 8 short bass . A front moved in sun disapeared behind the clouds and tide was slack wind picked up and bite was off could'nt get even a short one to bite. Off the water at 1:30

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Largemouth BassTopwater BaitStrike King
2Largemouth BassTopwater BaitStrike King2
3Largemouth BassTopwater BaitStrike King1
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Weather: Partly Cloudy Air Temperature: 81-90 F Water Temp: 71-80 F Clarity: Clear
3 fish caught | Lunker: 2lb Largemouth Bass using a Cotton Cordell Plug

This was my first fishing trip on the rapphannock and it was a blast! My buddy and i both have kayaks that we have out fitted fr fishing and we routinely do float trips on local river, mainly the Shenandoah, but the Rappahannock was great today! i caught 30 fish total, 20 bass, and 10 sunfish. I started off the day throwing a Cotton Cordel Big O in crawdad color and caught a nice 2 pound largemouth, that was the only action i saw on that lure. We saw fish hitting the surface all morning so i tied on a very small XPS popper in bleeding shad color and caught 2 decent small mouth and 2 sunfish. Then the topwater bite turned off. After that i ties on a modified small silver colorado spinner-bait where instead of a skirt i use a chartreuse grub. I mainly threw that the rest of the day and every fish i caught after i tied it on was on this lure. I will add that this is the second time i randomly tried that lure, once here and once on the Shenandoah, both in the last 2 weeks, and both times i have done phenomenal with it!

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Smallmouth BassSpinnerbaitZoom112
2Largemouth BassPlugCotton Cordell214
3Smallmouth BassPopperHeddon Lures111