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#1 May-24-16 8:55AM

bart2puck
Northern Snakehead
Registered: Jun-01-10
Posts: 316

Upper potomac recommendations

Going to get out this weekend, Looking to fish up near point of rocks/leesburg area provided its not chocolate milk....  Any good recommendations?  Will be in a 2 man canoe and trolling motor...

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#2 May-24-16 9:29AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
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Re: Upper potomac recommendations

Are you doing a point to point float or putting in and out at the same place/

If the latter, go to Lander and paddle up river. Many places for smallies to hide up there. You just gotta find them!


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#3 May-25-16 6:32PM

bassman
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Registered: May-01-07
Posts: 137

Re: Upper potomac recommendations

The river is running very high and fast at Point of Rocks . . . be sure to check the gauge before you head out:
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?01638500

Shows it's running a 6.62 ft - - normal level is around 2 ft - - and the flow is an extreme 24,200 cfs.  It would be more like Mr. Toad's Wild Ride right now!

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#4 May-26-16 3:23AM

Curly
Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Mar-15-10
Posts: 4969

Re: Upper potomac recommendations

Not safe at that height or flow.............


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#5 May-26-16 4:30AM

bart2puck
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Registered: Jun-01-10
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Re: Upper potomac recommendations

yep, not fishing potomac this weekend.

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#6 Jun-06-16 9:39AM

Curly
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Registered: Mar-15-10
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Re: Upper potomac recommendations

This past weekend was too dangerous too!..........Hope they are found safe somewhere sitting on a island or on shore...........

http://www.fox5dc.com/news/153582397-story


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#7 Jun-07-16 1:50PM

mkupchyk
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Registered: Oct-21-14
Posts: 87

Re: Upper potomac recommendations

Yes, hopefully they were found alive. Were they not wearing life jackets I wonder?

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#8 Jun-07-16 6:02PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
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Re: Upper potomac recommendations

Apparently, they are still looking for these guys. Does not look good....


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#9 Jun-08-16 3:28PM

drxfish
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 1516

Re: Upper potomac recommendations

Both are deceased.  One body found all the way by Great Falls....


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#10 Jun-08-16 4:38PM

Ernie
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Re: Upper potomac recommendations

RIP


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#11 Jun-09-16 5:10AM

AndrewDo124
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From: Alexandria
Registered: May-27-08
Posts: 963

Re: Upper potomac recommendations

not wearing life vest sad RIP

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#12 Jun-09-16 8:18AM

Curly
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Registered: Mar-15-10
Posts: 4969

Re: Upper potomac recommendations

Very Sad.............. sad


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#13 Jun-09-16 9:24AM

L73global
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Registered: May-25-16
Posts: 35

Re: Upper potomac recommendations

Sad story indeed.   I hope people learn from this.  Anything can happen out there and a PFD may be the one that saves your life!!!

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#14 Jun-19-16 3:05PM

T.
Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Sep-30-09
Posts: 857

Re: Upper potomac recommendations

How is the UP when the POR gauge is at 3-3.5 ?  Tomorrow it looks like it will be around 10000CFM compared to the 2.25 5000 CFM I fished last week.

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#15 Jun-19-16 3:49PM

drxfish
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From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 1516

Re: Upper potomac recommendations

Should be pushy.  Could be stained.  Delayed from last heavy rain.  Tough for up there in a small or paddle driven craft.


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