Fishing

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Dan Grulke,
FCPA Fishing Coordinator

Fishing Articles

Trout Fishing in Virginia

Trout
February 5, 2021
Trout is the common name for fish belonging to the genera Oncorhynchus, Salmo, Salvelinus, as well as the subfamily Salmoninae of the family Salmonidae. The most popular species that you can find in Virginia are the rainbow trout, brown trout or the brook trout.

Fall Fishing - Targeting Bass

October 7, 2020

Fall is here and cool, crisp weather has started to emerge as the leaves change their hues. This means it is time to get a pole in the water, and perhaps find yourself a trophy.

The period between late summer and early fall is a great time to do some bass fishing if you have the right knowledge. This article will focus on the keys to successful, local fall bass fishing.

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Striped Bass Fishing in Fairfax County

Striped
October 13, 2020
The cold fall weather is finally starting to move in, and you know what that means. The Striped Bass are here. Striped Bass, or Stripers as most people call them, are a migratory fish that move up and down the East Coast of the United States. During the fall, massive schools of these fish travel up the Potomac River and into the creeks.

Preparing for Fishing Season 2021

December 29, 2020
This article will highlight other aspects of fishing that will help you improve your fishing success in the upcoming 2021 season.

More Than Just Fishing

More
October 7, 2020

By Dan Grulke

In its simplest form, fishing is casting a line with a lure or bait into the water in hopes of catching a fish. If that were all that was involved in this sport or hobby, few would continue to participate in it. So the real question is, “Why do people go fishing?”

There are many reasons why people fish, but most say fishing helps them become better people.…

Maintaining Your Fishing Equipment

October 14, 2020
Proper maintenance off all your fishing equipment -- including rods, reels, tackle, accessories, etc.-- is important in order to extend its life and get the most use for your hard-earned dollar.

How to Shop for Fishing Tackle (Part 2)

December 30, 2020
How do I know what type of fishing equipment to purchase? Do I need an expensive fishing rod? What is the best fishing reel to get? The purpose of this article will be to answer some of these questions to simplify things for your fishing needs.

How to Shop for Fishing Tackle (Part 1)

December 29, 2020
How do I know what type of fishing equipment to purchase? Do I need an expensive fishing rod? What is the best fishing reel to get? The purpose of this article will be to answer some of these questions to simplify things for your fishing needs.

Fishing with Children

October 14, 2020
There are many ways to enjoy a successful fishing trip with children. The main principle is to make it fun, end the fishing trip while they are still having fun and help them achieve a positive and attainable experience. Below are some of the techniques I use with kids in our fishing classes.

The Fishing Season is Finally Back

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March 17, 2021
Dust off your tackle box and take the tags off that brand-new fishing pole you got during the holidays because warmer weather is on the horizon and with it comes the early spring fishing season!

Cold-Weather Fishing

November 19, 2020
Although the numbers of fish caught per outing decrease during the colder months of the year, the cool temperatures provide the angler with a better chance at a trophy fish (for some species).
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