Fly Fishing DC

May 10 2009

Balls Bluff Park, Potomac, Leesburg (VA) – Bass

Filed under: < 1 hour from DC, Carp, Largemouth Bass, Virginia

 

Basics:

Where: Balls Bluff Regional Park on the Potomac River near Leesburg Virginia

When: April 25, 2009 (Saturday) late morning to early afternoon

Water Temperature:   56°F

Permits: Virginia state permit

Catch: Two largemouth bass, maybe 1.5 pounds each

Access: Good parking and access to the water, bad/muddy wading

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Apr 20 2009

Rose River Farm, Syria (VA) – Trout

Filed under: < 2 hours from DC, Favorite Spots, Trout, Virginia

 

Basics:

Where: Rose River Farm, outside Syria Virginia.

When: Saturday, April 18, 2009 – all day

Water Temperature:   Estimate 42-50 °F

Permits: $85 per person, plus VA fishing permit

Catch: 17 jumbo rainbows 18″-24″ (plus a dozen that broke off my line)

Access: Excellent – hip waders are useful

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Apr 02 2009

Patuxent River, Laurel (MD) – Trout

Filed under: < 1 hour from DC, < 2 hours from DC, Maryland, Trout

 

Basics:

Where: Patuxent River, Laurel Stretch, near High Ridge Park, Laurel, Maryland

When: Early morning, March 31 2009

Water Temperature:   41°F

Permits: Maryland state permit and trout stamp (subject to closure periods 1,3)

Catch: None

Access: Excellent access via a paved footpath, hip-waders helpful

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Mar 26 2009

Jeremy’s Run (VA) – Trout

Filed under: < 2 hours from DC, In Shenandoah, Summer Trout, Trout, Virginia

 

Basics:

Where: Jeremy’s Run, Northwest Shenandoah Park, Virginia

When: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 (afternoon)

Water Temperature:   42°F

Permits: Virginia state permit and trout stamp

Catch: None (saw plenty)

Access: Good access from skyline drive via Jeremy’s run trail.  Also accessible from the bottom of the park.

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Mar 07 2009

Holmes Run (VA) – Trout

Filed under: < 1 hour from DC, < 2 hours from DC, Inside the Beltway, Trout, Virginia

 

Basics:

Where: Holmes Run, Virginia (Inside the Beltway), downstream of Columbia Pike.

When: March 7, 2009 – afternoon

Water Temperature:   44°F

Permits: Virginia fishing permit and trout stamp.

Catch: 3 rainbow trout, about 9″

Access: Excellent access with a path along the stream; waders are helpful but not necessary.

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Mar 07 2009

Accotink Creek (VA) – Trout

Filed under: < 1 hour from DC, < 2 hours from DC, Inside the Beltway, Trout, Virginia

 

Basics:

Where: Accotink Creek, Virginia.  Upstream of the tennis courts at the Audrey Moore Recreational Center.

When: March 7, 2009 – Early afternoon

Water Temperature:   42°F

Permits: Virginia fishing permit and trout stamp

Catch: None

Access: Very good, with great parking and even restrooms.  Highly recommend waders (hip are fine).

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