1. Quantico Bay: Contributed by local angler Scott Torgerson. Well I tried some "new" and "old" fishing locations and partners these past two weekends. ...more Smith Lake is the "new" water with a new fishing buddy Carl and Quantico Creek/Bay on the Potomac is the "old" one with my good fishing buddy, John. Smith Lake is a small reservoir on the south side of Quantico Marine Corps Base on the edge of Stafford County. Access is via two boat ramps found on the Marine Corps Base, but also key is the fact boats are not allowed to use gasoline engines on the lake, electric motor or paddles only. It is a nice little reservoir with a good mix of steep banks, deep water, 25 to 40 feet, a fair amount of flooded timber, and two main reservoir branches fed by creeks with good 4to 8 foot channels. I found the water slightly stained last weekend and clearer this weekend, with water temperatures in the mid to high 70s. We fished mostly with shallow running crank baits and soft plastic worms, wacky and Texas rig styles, but also tried spinner baits and top water Pop'R plugs, catching lots of small bass between 1 to 2 pounds, a few nice bass in the 3 to 4 pound range, and even some Rock Bass, red eyes, yellow perch, and bluegills. It made for some nice action and a very enjoyable day on the water. Report courtesy of Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

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