Western Run

Patuxent River at Jug Bay, Mount Calvert & Western Run, Prince George’s County, MD

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Dan, Jim and I went fresh-tidal fishing this morning from 10:00 till 2:00 PM.  High tide was at noon.

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It turned out that Dan’s small-sized, white-colored spinnerbait worked very well to catch all manner of fish including this nice largemouth bass.

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We gave up a goodly number of lures to the stream-lined bushes, but were able to catch white perch, catfish, bluegill, striped bass and largemouth.  We used stingray grubs, chatterbaits, white-grub jigs and live worms.

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A patch of stinging nettle at peak bloom.  You don’t want to touch or walk through that plant!

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An unexpected two rockies were caught in the Western Run headwaters.

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In search of big cats, we ran out of gas upstream of Pennsylvania Avenue (Route 4), and had to limp back to the Route 4 bridge and kayak launch using the trolling motor.  My son Mike, who was visiting a friend in Lothian, came to our rescue, with a five-gallon container of gas.  He was literally five-minutes away from where we were.  What a wonderfully convenient blessing.  This allowed us to motor the four miles back to Jug Bay.  I will never, ever run out of gas on the water again.  Thank you Michael and Lee Souder.

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Back at the dock, a five-lined skink watched, as we put the boat onto the trailer.  A beautiful day on the water, less the gas incident.

 

 

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