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  • Monthly Outlook for December - Chris Craft Lake Anna Guide Blog

    DECEMBER


    Anna Point Marina/Fish Tales has once again started their Annual Big Fish Contest. They will be giving away either $100 or a yearly ramp pass ($125 VALUE) to the angler that catches the largest bass, crappie and striper for the month.

    RULES.......

    1- Must launch from Anna Point Marina and
    fish must be caught during regular business
    business hours.

    2- If you are fishing with an employee or guide,
    you must pay the $8 ramp fee BEFORE your
    outing.

    3- Tournament Caught fish are eligible,
    however, they must be weighed on our
    porch scales.

    4- Artificial and Live bait is allowed.






    MOTHLY OUTLOOK for DECEMBER


    The Thanksgiving Holiday has come and gone and Old Man Winter has started knocking on the door! Last month proved to be a great month for both crappie & striper. Fish Tales weighed and photographed several nice striper & crappie, as well as a few nice bass caught by anglers fishing with both live and artificial baits.

    The November Big Fish Contest at Fish Tales had several leader changes throughout the month, including a four way tie at one time for crappie! Here are the anglers that took top honors taking the $100 first place prize with their fish...........





    STRIPER- KURT HAMMERSCHMIDT 12 POUNDS 13 OUNCES


    BASS- DAVID COOK 6 POUNDS 12 OUNCES


    CRAPPIE- ROBBIE PUGH 1 POUND 9 OUNCES

    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THAT PARTICIPATED!!!!!!!!

    Fish Tales is doing it again this month as well.
    The rules are very simple.........

    1- MUST LAUNCH AT ANNA POINT MARINA
    2- IF FISHING WITH A GUIDE, $8 RAMP FEE MUST BE PAID BEFORE OUTING
    3- LIVE AND ARTIFICIAL BAIT IS ALLOWED
    4- TOURNAMENT CAUGHT FISH ARE ELIGIBLE
    5- ALL FISH MUST ME WEIGHED ON THE FISH TALES PORCH SCALES

    TOP PRIZE IS $100 or A YEARLY RAMP PASS ($125 VALUE)

    BASS- The largemouth will be in a full winter pattern starting this month. Look for fish to be on main lake points, deep brush and rock piles, channel edges and deep stump fields.


    Great way to catch them are with suspending jerk baits, Scrounger Heads rigged with a Damiki Armor Shad, spoons like the Tooth Ache, blade baits like the Riverside Ripper,DAMIKI VAULT, DAMIKI VORTEX and Jig & Pig combinations.

    Fishing slow and finding the bait fish are the keys to winter time fishing. You will still be able to find some schooling action in the Dike 3 area of the lake all month. A-Rigs will be a major player again this winter to put fish in the boat. I like to rig my multi arm rigs with 1/4oz jig heads and I employee several different types of 4 inch swimbaits. Damiki Anchovy Shads, Bass Assassin Sea Shads, Reaction Innovations Little Dipper & Strike King Perfect Plastics KVD Swim-N-Shiner.


    CRAPPIE- The Specks have moved from the shallows to the winter time hideouts. Bridge pilings, deep docks and brush piles will hold numbers of fish all winter. Small minnows rigged on slip bobbers and 2" curl tail grubs are great ways to catch them. There will be all sorts of sizes schooled up together this time of year. (not necessarily according to size) Most of the time you will have to catch lot's of small ones to get the keepers that you are after. This is the reason I prefer artificial bait.



    STRIPER- These will be the most sought out fish all winter long. Early in the month you can catch them up in the "RIVERS" until the water temps start to drop and then they will follow the bait back down to the mid lake area. Around Christmas they should be located around the 208 bridge and the Dike 3 fish will also be turning on.


    Look for birds diving as an indicator that bait fish is in the area. Don't run all the way up to the diving birds, the school can be very large and fish can be caught 100 yards of more away from the action. Just like with my multi arm rigs for bass fishing, I employee several different 4 inch paddle tail swimbaits rigged on a 1/4oz jig head. My favorite is a Damiki Anchovy Shad in either Pro Purple or Pro Blue colors, followed by Bass Assassin Sea Shads in either Crystal Shads or Salt & Pepper Silver Phantom Chart Tail (commonly known as GREEN TAIL), Strike King Perfect Plastics KVD Swim-N-Shiner in Green Gizzard Shad & Blue Gizzard Shad and Reaction Innovations Little Dipper in Sexy Shad & Pearl Blue Shad colors.

    Downsizing your line will help you as well. I use 8lb Izorline on my spinning outfits and 10lb Izorline on my casting. Remember you are fishing open water, no need for large line tests to get them in the boat, just take your time and wear them down. Good luck and I will see you out there!!!



    Lake Level- 14 inches low

    Water Temps

    Dike 3- 50 degrees
    Down Lake- 46-49 degrees
    Mid Lake- 45-47 degrees
    Up Lake- 42-45 degrees



    Chris Craft
    CCBASSN GUIDE SERVICE
    www.ccbassnlakeanna.blogspot.com
    540-894-6195
    540-895-5900 ext 5


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