Water flow: 6.05 feet at Little Falls
Visibility: 20 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 44 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: Middle part of the day
Best stretch: Dickerson to great falls
Best access point: Dickerson Conservation Area
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Flows are great! Get out bofore and after work. Work weed edges but don't be afraid to fish small seams in more open water with a clouser. Summer wet wading season is in full swing. Be sure to stop by the shop and pick up some neoprene booties to help get double duty out of your wading boots.
Fish species: Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Musky, Catfish, Carp and Panfish
Fishing season: Year Round (Prime: April 1 - September 30)
Nearest airport: Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Recommended fly fishing leader: 7 ½ Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 0X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 7 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Freshwater Bass WF Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Class V Sink Tip Fly Line
The Potomac is a large river running from West Virginia all the way to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. In this section anglers will find a variety of opportunity to fish for Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Musky, Walleye, Catfish, Carp and Panfish. The Potomac is dramatically affected by rainfall, rising very fast and also falling fast. Fishing from a boat or wading can both be effective for most species. ...
There are lots of large boulders, large pools, shallow runs and sunken trees to provide food and protection for fish.
Baitfish patterns on floro leader have been producing. If you're fishing a Clouser Minnow be sure to use a Non-Slip Mono Loop to give extra motion.
The water is clearing up! Fish the surface early and late. Target structure and shade as the week heats up. Check in at the shop and ask about our upcomming free fly fishing classes!