Claytor Lake 4-10

Discussion in 'VIRGINIA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by riverdawg-1, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. riverdawg-1

    riverdawg-1 New Member

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    went to Claytor last night and caught an 11# channell on cut gill and a 14.5# striper on cut shad.
    Chip

    striper 4-11 002.jpg
     
  2. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Sounds like a great day fishing. Thank for the update
     

  3. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    Thats a nice looking striper thank you for sharing the picture with us
     
  4. cathooked

    cathooked New Member

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    Nice fish Chip,been many years since ive been to claytor lake,my parents use to take us there when we where little to picnic and we had a blast as i remember..
     
  5. WHEELMOBILE07

    WHEELMOBILE07 New Member

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    Where abouts at claytor were you fishing, Boat? Bank?

    Wheelmobile07
     
  6. riverdawg-1

    riverdawg-1 New Member

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    Trey, I was bank fishing at DeHaven Park on the Snowville side of lake, About 10 miles off I-81 at exit 105. I was catfishuing with cut shad. I heard a few stripers on top, but not many yet but should be any time. The shad have really been showing up at night the last couple weeks.
    Chip
     
  7. WHEELMOBILE07

    WHEELMOBILE07 New Member

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    thanks for the info,

    Wheelmobile07
     
  8. irishangler

    irishangler New Member

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    Riverdawg, you're on a roll, bro! First, you catch that monster brown and now you're off to a fast start with the channel cats and stripers. I'm hoping to make my first appearance at DeHaven this weekend. I spent this past rainy Sunday getting my gear ready, reels cleaned and oiled, new line, leaders, etc. It looks like the weather shaping up pretty well for some warmer nights by this weekend. I'm hearing other good reports about the nighttime striper action. I'll probably take one of my bass rods and throw some bigger jerk baits while waiting for the catfish bites.
     
  9. riverdawg-1

    riverdawg-1 New Member

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    If I don't go out of town, I'll probably be there fri or sat night. I'll be in a gold nissan frontier or white VW.
    Chip
     
  10. irishangler

    irishangler New Member

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    Riverdawg, I'm planning on getting there Friday night ahead of the storms they're now calling for on Saturday. I'll be in my old tan Jeep Cherokee Sport. Maybe I'll see you there.
     
  11. riverdawg-1

    riverdawg-1 New Member

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    Mike, Good luck. I'm going to end up going to Maryland to see some music. Let us know how you do.
    Chip