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Heavy rains slow fishing action

The plentiful rains that have fallen over the past week have impacted fishing, according to reports from local bait and tackle shops.

According to Jerry Thrash with Queens Creek Outfitters, Cobbs Creek, the rivers and creeks are full of fresh water. "There are still a lot of fish in these stained waters, but action won’t pick up until the waters clear somewhat," he said.
Thrash reported that yellow-bellied spot were being caught in Butlers Hole, at the Spike and the mud hole off Gwynn’s Island, right up until the storms arrived.

"Good-sized schools of gray trout continue to be found off Gwynn’s Island and in the mouth of the Rappahannock," he added. "Fair numbers of medium-sized speckled trout have shown up in the Ware Neck area this week."

Chuck Ashe of York River Feed and Fishing Supplies, Gloucester Point, said the spot fishing has picked up at the mouth of Sarah’s Creek in the York River and anglers at the Gloucester P...

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