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

Posted on: Sunday, May 10th, 2009 in: < 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

Patuxent River, Laurel (MD) – Trout

Posted on: Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 in: < 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

Holmes Run (VA) – Trout

Posted on: Saturday, March 7th, 2009 in: < 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.

Accotink Creek (VA) – Trout

Posted on: Saturday, March 7th, 2009 in: < 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).

Roosevelt Island (DC) – Smallmouth

Posted on: Sunday, August 17th, 2008 in: < 1 hour from DC, < 2 hours from DC, District of Columbia, Inside the Beltway, Smallmouth Bass

Basics:
Where: Roosevelt Island, Potomac River, Washington DC
Coordinates: 38°53′46N 77°03′54W
When: August 16, 2008
Permits: District of Columbia Fishing Permit
Catch: White Perch, Bluegill
Access: Good parking and island access, horrible wading

Potomac River – Fletcher’s Cove (DC) – Smallmouth & Other

Posted on: Monday, August 11th, 2008 in: < 1 hour from DC, < 2 hours from DC, District of Columbia, Inside the Beltway, Smallmouth Bass

Basics:
Where: Potomac River North of Fletcher’s Cove, District of Columbia
Coordinates: 38°55′07N 77°06′10W
When: August 11, 2008
Permits: District of Columbia Fishing Permit
Catch: 8″ smallmouth bass and some bluegills
Access: No wading; rowboat rental $20/day at Fletcher’s Boathouse