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This month's membership meeting is Tuesday 08/23/2016 at 7:00pm.
Topic:
Upcoming Tournament/Expo:
Most Species Caught by Member - Sep 1 to Sep 30

Club News

 Chickahominy Lake Expedition Fishing Report (5/28/16)
Posted on 06/21/2016
The Virginia Anglers Club’s small but very enthusiastic expedition to Chickahominy Lake set out from Ed Allen’s Boats and Bait at 9:00 AM on Saturday (5/28/2016). 
Water temperatures were in the mid to high 70’s in the main lake in the morning, ranging into the low 80’s by early afternoon.  The lake level was about six inches above the top of the dam.  The water was moderately brown and slightly turbid in the lower lake, which is a bit less clear than is typical for this time of year.  The weather was totally clear and it was a beautiful day with relatively light winds. 

Bluegills were in loose clusters on the banks, interspersed with a scattering of other species, all of which hit a variety of small jigs on light spinning gear.  Karen Anderson, Carolyn Conway, and Art Conway released 65 bluegill, 1... (Read More)




 South River Trout Fishing Expedition Report (4/30/16)
Posted on 04/30/2016
The first VAC expedition of 2016 was to the Delayed Harvest section of the South River on April 30 to fish for trout. 11 VAC members and 2 guests made the trip to Waynesboro. The river had a good water level and flow after recent rains. This provided lots of nice deep holes, runs and riffles for the group to fish in the upper end of the DH section.
David
Trip Highlights:
  • ‚ÄčBob Brown and his guest Bill Early were schooled by a local lad in the proper bait to use to catch trout from a feeder stream of the South River. The answer? Corn! The boy had pictures on his cell phone to back up his boasting. Bob and Bill fished streamers in the hole that the boy showed them but the trout weren’t hungry after eating corn... (Read More)




 March 22 Meeting Program - Blane Chocklett Tying and Speaking
Posted on 03/13/2016

Blane Chocklett

The Virginia Anglers Club is pleased to announce that Blane Chocklett will present two programs on Tuesday, March 22. At 3:30 PM he will demonstrate tying articulated streamer flies like his Game Changer. That evening, he will give a presentation on “Fishing Around Virginia” during the VAC membership meeting.

Blane Chocklett is a full time guide and fly designer who specializes in musky, bass, trout, and stripers. He is an Umpqua Feather Merchants signature tier, he is on the TFO rod design team, and has been featured in numerous national publications such as Fly Fisherman and on shows such as Larry Dahlberg's “The Hunt for Big Fish”. Blane designed both the Gummy Minnow and Game Changer styles of flies.




 Virginia Yellow Perch Tournament - February 26 to March 13
Posted on 02/14/2016
You may notice that our tournament is longer than in the past. In an effort to increase participation we have given our tournament a wide window of opportunity. Get out there have fun and get fishing!

This tournament is open to all Resident and Non-Resident members on all waters.  In Virginia, popular spots include the Chickahominy and Mattaponi Rivers. But don’t over look Little Creek or Western Branch Reservoirs; both are citation producers 1.4 pounds or 12 inches!

Fishing is usually dependable if weather conditions co-operate. Please contact the Chairman to confirm event if weather is questionable.

We will recognize three places for heaviest weight fish and three places for highest point fish. First = 3 pts. Second = 2 pts. Third = 1 pt. These points will apply towards the annual Tournament Angler of the Year competition.
  • Each fish entered must be specified as a points entry or a weight entry, but can not q... (Read More)




 2016 Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries Striper Tournament Winners Announced
Posted on 01/10/2016
Below are the two winning entries in the 2016 Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries Striper Tournament. Both fish were caught on Saturday, December 12, 2015, the first day of the 20 day tournament. 
 
Points Winner
Buddy Noland with a 9 lb. - 4 oz. striper caiught on 4 lb. plug worth 185 points, caught while fishing off Gwynn's Island using a bucktail jig.
 
Weight Winner
Rob Choi with a 40 lb. - 0 oz. striper caught on 50 lb.general (braid), caught while fishig in the York River using a live eel.




 2016 Leadership Team Announced
Posted on 01/09/2016

2016 LEADERSHIP TEAM

President: Bobby Broughton
1st Co-VP – Programs: Art Conway
1st Co-VP – Programs: Mike Ostrander
2nd VP – Angling Activities: Andrew Campbell
3rd VP – Conservation and Legislation:  Lynn Spurlin
Treasurer: Bill Butler
Recording Secretary: Karen Anderson
Newsletter Secretary/Web Master: Johnny Wetlaufer

Directors:
Class of 2016 - Glenn Carter, Danny Noland, Mike Ostrander
Class of 2017 – Billy Butler, Stuart Lee, Johnny Wetlaufer
Class of 2017 – Bob Brown, Gary Green, John Wetlaufer, Sr.





 2016 Combined Tournament and Expedition Schedule
Posted on 12/27/2015
February/March Tournament                 Fri, Feb. 26 to Sun, March 13
Yellow Perch Tournament

April Tournament                                 Sat/Sun April 16/17 (Blow Date: April 23/24)
Shad Tournament         

April Expedition                                    Sat, April 30
Trout Fishing on the South River             (Lead by Eric Webster)

May Expedition                                     Sat, May 28
Chickahominy Lake Fishing & Lunch        (Lead by Art Conway)
 
June Expedition        ... (Read More)




 Stocked Trout Management Plan Richmond Public Meeting
Posted on 09/29/2015
The VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) and Va Tech's Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation have initiated a process to develop a statewide Stocked Trout Management Plan. The Virginia Stocked Trout Management Plan is designed to provide broad guidance on policies for addressing the complex management challenges and issues related to producing desirable fishing experiences for stocked trout. There will be a public meeting in Richmond to discuss the plan. The meeting details:
 
October 7, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
VDGIF Headquarters - 7870 Villa Park Drive, Suite 400, Henrico, VA 23228

For for more information and to read a copy of the Draft Stocked Trout Management Plan follow this link: http://www.dgif.v... (Read More)




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