Fishing the Tidal Potomac River

by Ken Penrod

Publisher: PPC Pub. in Beltsville, Md. (13028 Ingleside Dr., Beltsville 20705)

Written in English
Published: Pages: 180 Downloads: 221
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Places:

  • Potomac River Estuary.

Subjects:

  • Fishing -- Potomac River Estuary.

Edition Notes

Statementby Ken Penrod ; editor, Charlie Coates.
ContributionsCoates, Charlie.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsSH464.P68 P46 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 180 p. :
Number of Pages180
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1943819M
LC Control Number90166275

  Fishing for blue catfish in the tidal Potomac from the Wilson Bridge down to the Indian Head area is exceptional. The upper Patuxent River and the Nanticoke River near Sharptown are also very good. Fresh cut bait is the most popular bait to use on a bottom rig. Freshwater Fishing.   The tidal Potomac River is loaded with them, and the middle region of the Patuxent River contains a large number of them, as does the Sharptown region of the Nanticoke River. The lower Susquehanna River is a good location for them in the upper Bay. If fishing within a Maryland tributary to the Potomac, the daily creel limit is one inch striped bass. Plenty of blue catfish are waiting for anglers in the tidal Potomac, Patuxent and. Fish the country's top largemouth bass fishery, the historic and scenic Potomac River. View the Nation's Capital from the water. Full or half day trips.

Anglers should note that Potomac River Fisheries Commission regulations allow two striped bass per day that measure 20 inches or larger in the main stem of the tidal river. If you are fishing within a Maryland tributary to the Potomac, the daily creel limit is one striped bass per day at 19 inches. 2 days ago  For non-tidal water quality, the report found that 50 percent of small creeks and streams feeding into the Potomac are healthy, garnering a grade of B. Tidal water quality earned a .   Channel catfish can be found in the middle sections of the tidal rivers and can provide plenty of fun fishing. Cut bait, nightcrawlers, clam snouts, and chicken liver all work well as bait. Lower Bay Larry Tennant holds up a inch whopper blue catfish caught near Marshall Hall on the tidal Potomac River. Photo courtesy of Larry Tennant. Anglers who are fishing tidal freshwater in Potomac River for the FLW tournament may purchase a Chesapeake Bay & Coastal Sport Fishing License (non-residents, $12 for 7 day and $ for all year; residents, $6 for 7 day and $15 all year). Anglers who purchase this license will be able to fish Maryland's tidal freshwater, Virginia's tidal.

Tides for Washington, Potomac River, DC. Date Time Feet Tide; Sat Nov am: ft: High Tide: Sat Nov pm: ft.   There will be above average flows on the Eastern Shore and lower Potomac River. There will be above average tidal currents through Friday as a result of the Nov. 15 new moon. To see the latest water clarity conditions, check Eyes on the Bay Satellite Maps. For more detailed and up-to-date fishing conditions in your area of the bay, be sure to. Potomac Joe's Fishing Service Potomac Joe's Fishing Service Potomac Joe's Fishing Service He moved to New Jersey at the age of 16 and continued his passion for fishing in the ocean and bays. Capt. Chris eventually ended up in Southern Maryland and now continues his passion for fishing on the Chesapeake Bay and tidal Potomac river.

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Fishing the Tidal Potomac River This edition published in by PPC Pub. in Beltsville, Md. ( Ingleside Dr., Beltsville ). ClassificationsPages:   1. Potomac River Fisheries Sport Fishing License 2. Virginia Saltwater Recreational License 3. Maryland Bay (Tidal) Sport Fishing License 4. Virginia Statewide Freshwater Fishing License.

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Read charter reviews and choose the best fishing charter. Make sure what you want to catch is going to be in the area when you book your charter. July fishing trip. Josh H. fished with Long Time Com’n Sportfishing – 24' on July The tidal Potomac River offers some of the finest fishing, crabbing and shellfishing on the Atlantic coast.

The estuary runs from the tidal fresh waters of Washington, DC to the mid-range salinities of the Chesapeake Bay at Point Lookout, Maryland and Smith Point, Virginia.

This is the area where the Potomac seems to magically morph from a freshwater river into a tidal tributary. It’s also a prime spot to visit for the shad run. Though this is an all-release fishery the amazing jumps of the “poor man’s tarpon” attract hordes of anglers to this spot every year.

As with any tidal fishery, the fish relate to the tides more than almost anything in the river. Of course, bait, vegetation, and structure all have a weighted say in the position of fish, but on the Potomac, there is no shortage of forage in just about every creek, pocket, ditch, marina etc.

The following boundaries are designated as dividing lines for tidal and nontidal waters. These boundary Fishing the Tidal Potomac River book identify whether a nontidal fishing license or Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Sport Fishing license is required.

If you are fishing upstream of the location listed, nontidal fishing regulations apply. If you are fishing downstream of the location listed.

What's happening on the Potomac. The best places to start if you are new to fishing the Potomac River are Chicamuxen Creek, Mattawoman Creek, Aquia Creek, and Nanjemoy Creek. Mattawoman Creek has a great launch and can be accessed using a smaller boat and fished all day even from a flat bottom or Kayak with success.

Expert Fishing Instructors for: Tidal Potomac River > Upper Potomac River > Susquehanna River Juniata River > Upper Bay > Eastern Shore Tidal Rivers Visit our other Facebook Pages below: Notes: Our fishing reports and client photos will be posted to Ken’s Facebook Page, “Life Outdoors Unlimited” and our website, A Coast Guard veteran, Mr.

Young has over 40 years of marine operations, waterways management, and environmental experience, and is a recreational boater and fisherman on the Chesapeake Bay and tidal Potomac River.

He is a member of the Coastal Conservation Association, and participates in the Northern Virginia Chapter's oyster restoration s: 4.

Fishing the Tidal Potomac River If you are planning to fish the Potomac River, get this book. Novem Format: Paperback Verified Purchase. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Although a lot of the material was familiar to me, I did find out some interesting history about the Potomac river and the surrounding area.

Good read. Contact Ken Penrod’s Life Outdoors Unlimted today to learn more about what we do or to book a guided fishing trip with one of our experts. We can’t wait to get out on the water with you. Tidal Potomac River. Upper Potomac River. Susquehanna River Pennsylvania. Upper Chesapeake Bay & Tributaries.

Our Guides Experienced & Friendly Guides. The Potomac River covers many miles of the mid-Atlantic region, traversing some remote, isolated areas and some of the most heavily populated regions in the country. Although some excellent smallmouth fishing is available in the upper sections of the river, this page focuses on the world-class largemouth bass fishing in the tidal Potomac River.

Teaching Fly-Fishing in the DMV. Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders is a charter club of Fly Fishers International which focuses on the unique angling opportunities in our Nation's River. We are a dedicated group of local fly anglers that promote this underutilized fishery, educate others, and address the river's environmental issues.

Authored two books about fishing the Tidal Potomac River. Produced a video about how-to fish the tidal Potomac River. Authored hundreds of published articles.

Responsible for 4 nationally viewed TV movies promoting the fishery. MPTV with Sandra Day O’Conner, and (2) Interstate Commission on Potomac River Basin. Potomac River Fishing Guide Service. Captain George Martin USCG License 50 Ton Master. Available for Guide trips on the Potomac River LEARN MORE.

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Upper Potomac River Sample Map with Legend. July 2nd, Fishing Overview - The river is dropping and should be in better shape next week, but there are a good amount of resident striped bass eating in any outflow of current from a tidal tributary.

Largemouth Bass and Northern Snakehead. Specifics and Tips - Look for water that is a few degrees warmer, like a warm water discharge - you’ll find happier fish. As the Potomac River approaches the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, anglers will find that the river is affected by tides.

This is known as the tidal Potomac River, and the fishing is by far some of the best in the area. Anglers will drop lines, crab pots, and nets for a variety of species.

Tip: A longtime Potomac guide by the name of Ken Penrod has written two books on fishing the Middle Potomac; "Fishing The Tidal Potomac River, and Ken Penrod's Tidal Potomac River Fishing Bible". They basically cover the "Middle" creek by creek. Both are good reading for anyone new to the river; he also has other books you may find interesting.

The Potomac River can look as wild as any wilderness area in the country, or you can fish in downtown Washington DC. You can even watch government helicopters land at the capitol building. I have also fished tidal waters at New Orleans near the Mississippi River where several Classic events were held.

BOOKS by Ken Penrod. Pursuing River Smallmouth Bass ($25) Fishing the Upper Potomac River (Out of print) Ken Penrod’s Top Ten for DEMARVA ($25 short supply) Fishing Lake Anna ($50, only 10 left) Tidewater Bass Fishing ($50, only 9 left) Send checks to PPC Publications at Sellman Road, Beltsville, MD Be sure to specify the title.

Fishing for blue catfish in the tidal Potomac, Patuxent, and Nanticoke rivers has been excellent lately and will continue through the month.

This is a great time to stock up one’s freezer with nice fillets. Fresh cut bait is by far the best choice for bait, but in a pinch clam snouts can work well. Fishing for northern snakeheads has slowed down due to cooler waters and fishing with large minnows tends to be the best way to fish for them at this time.

In the tidal rivers fishing for a mix of blue and channel catfish is very good. Blue catfish can be found in the tidal Potomac, Patuxent, Nanticoke, Choptank, Chester, and Susquehanna rivers. Blue catfish in the tidal Potomac River or the Nanticoke River offer good fishing for those wishing to anchor up or bottom fish from shore.

The blue catfish are plentiful and offer good eating. Any kind of fresh oily cut bait works well, with gizzard shad and menhaden being common choices. Blue catfish in the tidal Potomac River or the Nanticoke River offer good fishing for those wishing to anchor up or fish from shore.

The blue catfish are plentiful and offer good eating. Most any kind of fresh cut bait works well and many have good luck using clam snouts for bait. Today's tide charts show that the first low Tide will be at am with a water level of ft.

It is then followed by a high tide at am with a maximum water level of ft. The next low Tide will be at pm with a predicted level of ft and the last high Tide. ST. GEORGE'S ISLAND, Md.

The advantages of skipping a fishing trip to traditional flounder hangouts like Ocean City or Chincoteague, Va., and instead choosing the tidal Potomac River.

Anglers should note that Potomac River Fisheries Commission regulations allow two striped bass per day that measure 20 inches or larger in the main stem of the tidal river. If you are fishing within a Maryland tributary to the Potomac, the daily creel limit .Potomac River*: Rt.

Bridge; Rappahannock River: Rt. Bridge; York River System (including the Mattaponi and Pamunkey Rivers): Rt. 33 Bridges; Below these designated lines a freshwater or saltwater license will be valid on any tidal portion of any tributary entering the above mainstem waters.