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More Potomac River Kayak Fishing and Smallmouth Bass Videos

Last week I made 2 trips out to the Potomac river to catch some smallmouth. I spent a total of about 12 hours over 2 days kayak fishing. The river water was still high and fast from all the rain, but I found a spot at the tip of an island with a nice eddy in the current so I could stick up on the beach or anchor. It was far too fast to anchor in the current. I spent the entire time in this single spot and over those 12 hours caught 18 fish. Not a bad rate of catch. There are a couple of the best ones in the videos below and I mention the baits I used to catch them. Continue reading More Potomac River Kayak Fishing and Smallmouth Bass Videos

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Hammock Camping Gathland State Park Burkittsville, MD

Hammock Camping Gathland State Park Burkittsville, MD

We spent Friday and Saturday night up in MD at Gathland State Park. It was my 3rd time there and it was pretty fun despite the cold and various kinds of weather. I introduced my friend, Matt, to hammock camping for the first time. Of course, another convert. He’s from Wisconsin so he said when he moves back this Spring he plans to buy a hammock and do more of it up there. These pics show our set up we had. I brought my large guide tarp as I was planning for bad weather and cold. Continue reading Hammock Camping Gathland State Park Burkittsville, MD

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Must Read Kayak Fishing Book

A couple of weeks ago, I almost picked up a copy of Cory Routh’s book, Kayak Fishing. I didn’t for some reason, but now I’m glad I didn’t because while I was at my Dad’s house today, I saw a copy of it sitting on the table. Leah, his wife, told me he got if for me and I have to say, Continue reading Must Read Kayak Fishing Book

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A Weekend Full of Smallmouth; Kayak Fishing the Potomac River

This past weekend, I took my personal training client, Marc, out on the Potomac river on a float trip.

Marc is more of a saltwater guy, but just got a Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 kayak that he seems to love. So we go out quite often now. We’ve both been trying to get people to do a float trip with us for some time and we finally got a chance to do it. I thought it might be a half day, but we ended up taking all day. Initially, it wasn’t much of a float trip, there was such a strong upstream wind, it was blowing us back and had to fight it. Later on it calmed down and we drifted nicely. We ended up with well over 30 fish…some got off at the boat…and at least 10 good sized ones. The following are some of the nice ones we picked up. Continue reading A Weekend Full of Smallmouth; Kayak Fishing the Potomac River

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A Little Saltwater Action at the Beach…

I went to the beach on vacation earlier this week. I got up fairly early and walked right out onto the beach to fish the surf. I did bring my kayak, but there really wasn’t a lot of time to put it in the water. We went to Ocean City, MD. It’s a really popular beach, but I still did OK in the surf there. My favorite place to go is Assateague Island just down the road which is a barrier island park. The surf fishing there is better because there are less swimmers, but this trip was still a lot of fun. I had from sun up to 10am every morning and after 530pm when the guards leave the beach. I also tried out the pier too. It was for a fee, but I did end up catching a small flounder from it even though I was only there for about an hour and a half. Below, I’ve got some video of some of the small sand sharks I caught in the surf. Continue reading A Little Saltwater Action at the Beach…

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Previous Kayak Fishing and Hammock Camping Trip Photos

This is a bass we caught on Lake Manassas above. The lake has been closed for about 5 years and received little to no fishing pressure in that time. There’s quite a lot of activity out there and I would imagine some huge fish as a result of those things. We saw some pretty decent bass and I saw a huge catfish swim under our boat in the shallows. Bait fish are all over the surface even in the mid day at not ideal times. It’s also extremely clear, we could see down about 15-20 feet. Continue reading Previous Kayak Fishing and Hammock Camping Trip Photos