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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

Rose River Farm, Syria (VA) – Trout

Posted on: Monday, April 20th, 2009 in: < 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

Jeremy’s Run (VA) – Trout

Posted on: Thursday, March 26th, 2009 in: < 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.

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).

James River Near Nickel Bridge (VA) – Smallmouth

Posted on: Sunday, August 24th, 2008 in: < 2 hours from DC, Carp, Smallmouth Bass, Virginia

Basics:
Where: James River under the Nickel Bridge, Richmond, VA
Coordinates: 37°31′54N 77°29′06W
When: August 23, 2008
Permits: Virginia State Fishing Permit
Catch: Bluegill, Small Smallmouth
Access: Very good wading from south side of river; park on north side in the park and walk across nickel bridge.