John Mullican, Fisheries Biologist
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Posted on February 13, 2012 | Permalink
Winter Potomac Walleye
Location: Upper Potomac River
Freshwater fishermen in Maryland are blessed with a diversity of year-round fishing opportunities. Potomac River walleye is a great winter option for those that dont mind a little uncomfortable weather. Walleye continue to bite well during frigid conditions when other fish become nearly dormant. Friends Kevin Gladhill and Steve Peperak and I endured cold winds and heavy snow squalls to catch a few walleye last weekend. Keep in mind that from January 1 through April 15 no walleye over 20" may be kept from the Potomac mainstem. Many walleye in the current fishery will be in this protected size this spring. Carefully releasing these large females will help ensure that the quality of this popular fishery remains high. Good luck and most importantly, be safe.