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Potomac River, Washington County MD, 09/11/13
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Haven't been able to get out and do as much fishing this summer as I'd like......so I was happy to get down to the Potomac River this evening for some much needed river time. To my surprise, the fishing was poor. Very hot, muggy days with a touch of thunder clouds and an approaching frontal system usually treat me well and I expected to hook many fish. Not tonight.
Anyway, water level was 4' at the Hancock gage which is a bit higher than usual but the river looked very good and clear and wading was easy all the way to the mid river channel on the riffle/ledge rock where I was tonight. Air temp was about 90 degrees F with extreme humidity and water temp of 81 degrees. Only one fishermen to be seen and no bugs or surface activity. I started out high sticking a hellgrammite nymph through the pocket water and this produced a couple fish and one long line release of a bass in the low teens. Poppers got a couple too but the evening popper bite did not turn on. There were a bunch of sunfish in the slack, shoreline areas, mostly behind willow grass shoals and I got a bunch of 'em on a nymph - all big redbreasts and this kept the evening fun. However, the bass weren't much in the mood.

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Posted on: 2013/9/11 21:52


Re: Potomac River, Washington County MD, 09/11/13

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thats a pretty stretch of water - when i go to Harpers Ferry with my in-laws i always wish i could fish those pools and rock ledges.

i've seen the hogs caught from there in the White Fly shop.

Posted on: 2013/9/11 21:58
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Re: Potomac River, Washington County MD, 09/11/13

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Nice sunset photo with some really cool cloud formations. Good stuff!

Posted on: 2013/9/11 22:09


Re: Potomac River, Washington County MD, 09/11/13
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Dave thanks for the report. Glad you made it their last night. Big storms rolled through the area all day and into the evening today.

Posted on: 2013/9/12 22:37


Re: Potomac River, Washington County MD, 09/11/13

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nice report Dave. I have yet to make it to the Potomac this year I usually get down there 2 times each season.

Posted on: 2013/9/14 10:50






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