Join us in August with local guide, C.C. McCotter of McCotter’s Lake Anna Guide Service, who will discuss fishing for largemouth bass and stripper on Lake Anna.
- Where: McLean Community Center – Stedman Room, 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA 22101
- When: August 31, 2016 at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00 for socializing)
About C.C. McCotter
C.C. McCotter, the founder of McCotter’s Lake Anna Guide Service, has fished Lake Anna for the past 30 years and began guiding 24 years ago. Long since over his competitive fishing days, C.C.’s passion now lies in teaching others, a philosophy obvious after just a few moments on the water. From the tournament contender to a father and son out for some quality time, McCotter takes care of them all. He is the most experienced fishing guide on Lake Anna.
McCotter unofficially started his guide service during the summer of 1989 when he guided his very first “clients” for gas money. In 1990, he finished college and fished weekend tournaments taking several top finish plaques home. By 1992 he switched totally to guiding. In the next five years, the fledgling guide service grew to over 200 days on the water a year. By 1999, McCotter added associate guides to handle the demand that was coming from all over the Atlantic region.
The guide service’s philosophy from the start has always been to offer the best product available for a reasonable price. It is this drive for customer satisfaction and the landing of some huge fish that has made the guide service so successful.
Clients have caught largemouth bass up to 10 pounds with C.C. and countless striper and crappie. The MLAGS founder has been featured in BASSMaster, Fishing Facts, BASSIN’, CRAPPIE, InFisherman, Virginia Game & Fish, Woods & Waters, and many other magazines. McCotter’s vast storehouse of Anna knowledge comes from living on the shores of the lake with his family since 1986.
His dedication to and stewardship of Anna is also evident from his directorship of the annual Fish Structure Enhancement Program. He and his fellow volunteers have created or enhanced 12 Fish Structures in Lake Anna. Another project McCotter initiated, the annual Lake Anna Cup Invitational, grew to 76 teams in 2009 and has become one of the most prestigious events on the lake.
Commenting on his guide service, C.C. stated: “We are totally immersed in guiding and caring for Anna. That’s it. My philosophy is to fish one lake, try and master it, and then teach others. What makes Anna so special is that if you can learn to catch fish here, you can catch them anywhere.”
McCotter is a founding member of the Concerned Bass Anglers of Virginia, a member of the Virginia Outdoor Writers Association, and is sponsored by High Point Marina, Anna Point Boat Sales, Nitro Boats, Mercury Outboards, Pure Fishing (ABU Garcia, Berkley, Fenwick, Spider, Mitchell), Humminbird Electronics, Dave’s Tournament Tackle, Anna’s Marine Center and TRACKER Boats.