Potomac Fishing

Sunday, July 3, 2016 fishing on the Potomac, Mattawoman and Chicamuxen.

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It was a rainy morning at Smallwood State Park, but which stopped by 9:00 AM.  Steve launched out of Leesylvania State Park, ran across the Potomac and picked up Tom and I from Smallwood.

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Osprey watch as we fish the docks, rocks and grass of the Mattawoman at Smallwood.

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I wrestled this bass off of a dock piling, using a Senko worm.

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We fished from 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM, primarily along submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) grass edges.  The lures of the day were plastic worms, fished weightless and weedless.

When we finished up at 1:00 PM, we caught a total of seven largemouth bass, three white perch, one yellow perch and one catfish.  In this photo, Tom muscles a largemouth bass from the grass.

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Steve and Tom worked as each others net man, while I took photos.

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Alright, two on the boat and back into the water within the first half hour.  Nice start.

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Not to be outdone, Steve yanks a bass out of the same reach of grass.

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Having thoroughly worked this stretch of SAV, we motored over to the Chicamuxen.

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The isolated patches of grass in front of the main lines of grass, were good targets as the tide was going out.

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Steve picks one out of the grass . . .

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. . . and I followed with a larger one, just to remind Steve who was fishing the back of the boat!

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This cat put up a great fight, thrashing his way to the boat.

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Thank you Steve, for a great morning of fishing on your Bass Cat.  You got us on fish, and I can think of no better way to spend a holiday weekend morning!

 

 

 

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