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#1 Nov-05-11 1:34PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
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Potomac River (DC) report, 11-05-11

I was not planning to fish today but after our slow day at Anna yesterday, it did not take Curly long to convince me. But we had to do some coordinating as I was supposed to help Tyler catch a few small bass his science project on Saturday. After a few calls made we decided to hit DC in the morning.

As we were putting in at Gravelly, I saw Rob Snowhite doing some casting during the outgoing from Roaches Run. I don't know how they do it,....it was cold!

We were on the water at 9 am and immediately headed for the Washington Channel. The wind was blowing a bit (NE) but in reality, it was not bad. It was really nice out once the sun started to climb.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/001-5.jpg

We started at the Titanic Statute to make some drifts and throw some swinbaits. On the first drift, I caught a nice LMB on a Woody spinner bait. He makes these for striper fishing.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/003-2.jpg

We decided to troll on the way back and all we did was lose one of Curly's Rebels. It's been a while since that happened. Oh well....

Now we started our 2nd drift. All of us had a few minor hits but we were concerned with the lack of action. About 1/2 way into the drift, I got hit by a nice, fat striper.....

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/004-3.jpg

....that was just short of legal. Our hopes were high but we did not score again.

Since Tyler needed to get back to Ashburn before 3PM, we were concerned that we were running out of time and had only caught two fish. Curly commented that maybe we should hit the bridge pilings but i was not to keen on that but he then suggested the rocks around the outside of Columbia Island and it sounded good. I asked Tyler what his preference would be and he opted of something new so that's where we went. Good thing we did!!

We motored up just north of the inlet and on his 3rd cast, Curly noted that there should be a bass hanging off the wood he cast to. Two seconds later, "fish on"!. This nice 3+ pounder!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/005-4.jpg

We entered the tunnel and Curly proceeded to school us and caught 3 more nice bass...

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/006-4.jpg

A few minutes later, after taking no more abuse, Tyler gets bit with a nice one!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/007-3.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/008-2.jpg

All 5 of these fish were caught on Sexy Shad cranks. All the fish were released.

I was using a swimbait (until I lost it) and then a spinner bait. No luck with either of these.

As it was the last time the 3 of us fished, most of the fish came towards the end of the trip.

As we pulled out of the water, we ran into Rob and chatted a bit. As well, we ran into Andrew Holt....it was like a friends' reunion at Gravelly.


Time to go fishin' again!

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#2 Nov-05-11 1:46PM

Bryan
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From: Bealeton, VA
Registered: Mar-18-11
Posts: 959

Re: Potomac River (DC) report, 11-05-11

Felt like Winter this morning. My body isn't ready for these temperatures yet.

Those are some quality fish. WTG guys


tight lines

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#3 Nov-05-11 2:03PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13112

Re: Potomac River (DC) report, 11-05-11

I don't particularly like the cold but I dressed in black to soak the sun...I was never uncomfortable except when running from Gravelly to the WC. Running at 30 mph with 35 degree air temps= 22 wind chill. Not too bad.


Time to go fishin' again!

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#4 Nov-05-11 2:59PM

Curly
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Registered: Mar-15-10
Posts: 4964

Re: Potomac River (DC) report, 11-05-11

Good times on the Potty (Potomac) today! big_smile


Hell or High Water...........I'm Fishin!!   big_smile

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#5 Nov-05-11 3:23PM

Bryan
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From: Bealeton, VA
Registered: Mar-18-11
Posts: 959

Re: Potomac River (DC) report, 11-05-11

Curly wrote:

Good times on the Potty (Potomac) today! big_smile

So you hit Blue Plains too? tongue


tight lines

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#6 Nov-05-11 3:58PM

Curly
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Registered: Mar-15-10
Posts: 4964

Re: Potomac River (DC) report, 11-05-11

Bryan wrote:

Curly wrote:

Good times on the Potty (Potomac) today! big_smile

So you hit Blue Plains too? tongue

NO!


Hell or High Water...........I'm Fishin!!   big_smile

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#7 Nov-05-11 5:08PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13112

Re: Potomac River (DC) report, 11-05-11

Bryan wrote:

So you hit Blue Plains too? tongue

Last time I was there, that place was rank!


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#8 Nov-05-11 6:13PM

TyF
Northern Snakehead
From: Ashburn, VA
Registered: Mar-23-11
Posts: 216

Re: Potomac River (DC) report, 11-05-11

That was a good day on the water despite the slow start!!

Thanks again for taking me!!

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#9 Nov-06-11 10:57AM

theguvnor
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Registered: Jul-05-09
Posts: 9

Re: Potomac River (DC) report, 11-05-11

Ernie,

Those are some great fish. What a small world. Its still setting in that Pacemaker is your site. If I actually looked at the home page slide show I would have seen the pictures of yourself and BC.  In all the years we've know each other its a shock that I haven't made the connection until now. Not to mention that I fish every day and we haven't run into each other until now. I'm headed out to Ashburn now to see if I can make up for yesterday. Great seeing you yesterday. Anytime you want to go out I'm game. Talk to you soon.

Andrew Holt

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#10 Nov-06-11 11:09AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13112

Re: Potomac River (DC) report, 11-05-11

Small world is right, Andrew! Good to see you yesterday. Let's make sure you, me and your pop get out on a fishing excursion next year!!


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