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Outdoors Report - September 12, 2012

 

Fishing continues to be good but the cold front will certainly change things.  

Potomac River

Ken’s (898-1011) reported that Westmoreland State Park was a good destination. There were white perch, striper, puppy drum and croaker hitting on squid. Some puppy drum and croaker were hitting near the 301 bridge too.  

Aqualand (301-259-0572) had reports of lots of puppy drum that were too small, croaker that are nice size right at dark on squid and bloodworm. Lots of catfish are hitting. 

Rollins Seafood (540-663-3597) in King George reported really good croaker in the river and some smaller catfish. Crabs are really nice size. Call them for an order of crabs. 

Before the front we boated three species of catfish in one short trip. Croaker were hitting on squid for us. 

Read more: Outdoors Report - September 12, 2012

Outdoors Report - September 5, 2012

 

Potomac River

Ken’s (898-1011) reported continuing great white perch and croaker action from King George down to Washington’s birthplace on squid. The inlets and creeks are especially good. There were also some reports of bluefish eating the perch as anglers reeled them back in. 

Read more: Outdoors Report - September 5, 2012

Outdoors Report - August 29, 2012

Fishing continues to be good and the rain is helping. We need it bad. 

Potomac River

Ken’s (898-1011) reported great white perch and croaker action from King George down to Washington’s birthplace on squid. The inlets and creeks are especially good. 

Plenty of striper and white perch are hitting near Fairview Beach. The striper are hitting small bucktails in white. 

Bass are hitting the weedlines in creeks. Try topwater or plastics on the edges to get your hits. 

Aqualand (301-259-0572) had reports of tons of puppy drum that were too small, croaker that are average size, a few blues that are small, and small spot. Catfish are readily caught. 

Rollins Seafood (540-663-3597) in King George reported more croaker in the river of good size. A few catfish were reported this week in the creek. Crabs are really starting to come on. They are also good size. Call them for an order of crabs. 

Read more: Outdoors Report - August 29, 2012

Outdoors Report - August 22, 2012

Fishing was decent last week. Some of the action was off during the day but during the morning or evenings it picks up. 

Potomac River

Aqualand (301-259-0572) had plenty of customers both on the beach and renting boats last week. The croaker are biting and the white perch are biting. Catfish are also fairly consistent customers. Some small rockfish are around in large schools but finding a keeper is tough. 

Read more: Outdoors Report - August 22, 2012

Outdoors Report - August 15, 2012

Fishing continues to be good but inconsistent. If fishing the heat of the day expect fewer results. Low light, cloudy days or night action is best. 

Potomac River

Aqualand (301-259-0572) reported nice croaker from their rental boats and anglers on the water vs the beach anglers. Catfish are biting well too. Some white perch are caught. A few small rockfish were hitting but reports now are being heard of keeper fish too.. Remember the 18 inch minimum. Use bucktails and jigs or spoons. Puppy drum are everywhere. Be sure to put them back. They must be 18 inches. They usually have a black spot(s) on their tail. 

Read more: Outdoors Report - August 15, 2012

Snakeheads are delicious, great to catch

When the first snakehead was discovered in the tributaries of the Potomac River upstream from us years ago there was an outpouring of fear, irritation and anxiety by some anglers, particularly bass anglers. The fear was that this strange looking creature was going to decimate the bass population and ruin the ecosystem. Thus far that has not materialized. In fact, not much has changed in the river except maybe the number of anglers, particularly, the bass anglers, that are trying to catch them. 

No one wants to encourage non-native species, aka invasive species, to invade our ecosystem. Some creatures are accidentally introduced while others are purposely introduced with hopes of doing some good. The blue catfish is such an example. Now, many feel that introduction possibly should have been left alone. 

Read more: Snakeheads are delicious, great to catch

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