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Potomac River, Washington Co. MD, 08/31/12
2006/9/9 17:32
From Gettysburg
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Water levels were right about 3.00 at the Hancock gage which usually makes for excellent wading in the upper Potomac. Didn't get a water or air temp but I'd guess they were about 80 and 85 degrees respectively when I arrived at about 6pm after this hot, sunny day. Water was clear and, when at these low stages, larger mid river boulders become accessible to the wading angler. I could see at least two other fishermen from where I was. Anyway, I didn't cover a lot of water as Benny doesn't get around as well as he used to. The fishing was slow - got a few small bass on Clousers and poppers. High sticking a helgrammite nymph usually works well for me in this sort of pocket water but the bass weren't impressed. The catties, however, liked the dead drift nymph this evening. There were white flies at dusk but no significant surface activity. Nice evening.

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Posted on: 2012/9/1 9:14

Re: Potomac River, Washington Co. MD, 08/31/12

2009/6/11 1:27
From York, PA
Posts: 0
Nice report!

Small channel cats are fun with a fly rod. Did you happen to catch any rockbass or river sunfish?

Thanks for posting those beautiful pix.

Posted on: 2012/9/1 15:12

Re: Potomac River, Washington Co. MD, 08/31/12

2007/7/2 19:40
Posts: 3
The only time I fished the potomac was at Hancock.
Stopped on the access road to ask if I could park at the end of their driveway.The farmers daughter said yeah.Sometimes those stories are true.
Did fish for a while.About 50 years ago So doubt if she's still sitting on the porch.

Posted on: 2012/9/1 15:17
lurking like a barracuda or a toad fish

Re: Potomac River, Washington Co. MD, 08/31/12

2012/3/14 6:23
From Lancaster
Posts: 41
Nice cattie, Dave. I love that picture of Benny checking it out. (whisker to whisker) Good stuff!

Posted on: 2012/9/1 15:45

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