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Posted on August 8, 2014 | Permalink

Lower Potomac Variety

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac river

Bottom fished the lower Potomac below the 301 bridge. Caught several spot, croaker and perch but the big surprise came while testing umbrella rigs for bottom fishing. We caught 13 perfect sized catfish while dragging a 15 inch castable umbrella rig on the bottom in 14 feet of water. We placed an in-line weight up front, left the bait arms expanded but empty and put bloodworm and cut-bait on the long center arm. Dragging the bait kept the bait just above the bottom with zero snags.

Tags: Catfish, Spot, Croaker, Perch

Posted on July 21, 2014 | Permalink

Spot and Croaker Trip

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

I boat fished the lower Potomac between Cobb Island and 301 bridge in 15 – 17 feet of water. I fished from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Caught 32 jumbo Spot and 5 keeper croakers. Not too bad for a 2 hour trip.

Tags: Atlantic Croaker, Spot

Posted on July 14, 2014 | Permalink

Lower Bay Flounder

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Lower Bay
Location: Point Lookout

Nice flounder caught and released at Point Lookout on 7/11/2014 while bottom bouncing a multi-colored spinner rig in 15 feet of water.

Tags: Flounder

Posted on June 26, 2014 | Permalink

Bottom Bouncing for Croaker, Perch and Spot

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Point Lookout

Day two in our boat out of Point Lookout, headed north a short way up the Potomac River. We bottom bounced colored spinner blade rigs tipped with either garlic-night-crawlers, bloodworm, squid or shrimp. The hot colors were pink, violet, aquamarine, red, orange and surprisingly enough, brown. The not-so-hot colors were chartreuse, green, yellow, blue and clear. We caught plenty of Spot, White Perch and the boat limit of Croaker. All in all, a great day fishing.

Tags: Atlantic Croaker, White Perch, Norfolk Spot

Posted on June 25, 2014 | Permalink

Croaker on the Line

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Southern
Location: Cornfield Harbor

Went out of Point Lookout for some evening fishing on 6/23 in Cornfield Harbor. Current was strong so we decided to try drift fishing spinnerbaits tipped with bloodworm. Surprisingly caught 15 keeper croaker in 2 hours.

Tags: Atlantic Croaker

Posted on May 22, 2014 | Permalink

Stopping the Invasives

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac - below 301 bridge

While testing new bottom fishing products we caught 7 croaker, 3 Norfolk Spot and 15 catfish, many full of eggs. We’re just trying to do our part to help stop an invasive species.

Tags: Blue Catfish, Invasive, Atlantic Croaker, Norfolk Spot

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