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Posted on July 23, 2013 | Permalink

Upper Potomac Bass Are Biting!

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Potomac River Between Harpers Ferry and Brunswick

We canoed and fished the Potomac River between Harpers Ferry and Brunswick on Sunday. Conditions were perfect for fishing mid-day at this time of year. The water was a little higher than normal and the slight bit of turbidity and cloudy conditions helped to cut the light penetration. Smallmouth and Redbreast Sunfish were active the entire day. My wife was getting them on small spinning lures. I experimented with the fly rod unsuccessfully at first but slowly caught up with Susie after switching to a wacky worm. Later in the day as the clouds thickened I had success on a fly rod popper. In the end we each caught 50+ plus bass. Many were 12 or larger including several which exceeded 16. After running the ledges at Knoxville we jumped out of the boats and floated in tubes and life vests just to cool off and relax. I cant think of a better way to spend a summer day in Maryland.

Tags: Smallmouth Bass, Redbreast Sunfish