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#1 Apr-17-20 1:35PM

Ernie
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4-17-20, Goose & UP

I needed to do something different, a change of pace, so instead of my normal 4 mile walk around AV paths, I decided to go on a hike...and bring a rod (along with my walking stick).

https://i.imgur.com/XjQYmqA.jpg

The starting point was at Kephart Bridge Landing and away I went. The Potomac Heritage Trail is well marked and it is well used. My goal was to reach the "rocks" downriver on the UP.

While walking, I could see that Goose Creek looked really good. Great color but just a little pushy.

Some nice scenery along the way...

https://i.imgur.com/n0x8Kxr.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/KVjWKF2.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/JtlSWDZ.jpg

I did stop to make a few casts at the mouth of Goose (@ 1 mile from parking lot)...

https://i.imgur.com/ZIu2x9j.jpg

...but there were already a couple fellas there so we chatted for a bit and back on my hike I went.

I reached the rocks (@ .85 miles from the mouth of Goose)...

https://i.imgur.com/lDyT8Hk.jpg

...and one of my cousins was already there. He had caught a 9" catfish. I did stop and fish for 20 minutes or so but got no hits and lost no lures.

The main river was fast and dirty...especially towards MD.

For the record, I was there more for a workout that a fishing trip and not sure I would combine the two again. I thorough enjoyed the hike, seeing and hearing lots of nature. All in all, the hike was 3.7 miles and I was moving for 1 hr and 9 min. Pretty decent workout, a little bit harder than just walking the AV trails.

Although I had water, I did not have any provisions so I went and got a spicy chickn' sammie!

https://i.imgur.com/AR4tCjK.jpg

May have to do this again...


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#2 Apr-17-20 2:48PM

hookup
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Re: 4-17-20, Goose & UP

Call me - I'm up for a hike

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#3 Apr-17-20 4:40PM

Ernie
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Re: 4-17-20, Goose & UP

hookup wrote:

Call me - I'm up for a hike

Sounds good but our governor wants us 6' apart at all times...


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#4 Apr-18-20 7:28AM

drxfish
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Re: 4-17-20, Goose & UP

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.  It would be a good thing to do now though.  Finding fishable access is not that easy (where there is really a chance to catch some).


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#5 Apr-18-20 8:39AM

Ernie
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Re: 4-17-20, Goose & UP

There are plenty of spots to cast a lure along the Goose and UP on that trail. Having a yak, even better. The water in the Goose looked great!

For me, bank fishing is not on the top of my list of things to do but I will visit the trail again and explore more on foot.


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#6 Apr-19-20 11:09AM

hookup
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Re: 4-17-20, Goose & UP

Ernie wrote:

hookup wrote:

Call me - I'm up for a hike

Sounds good but our governor wants us 6' apart at all times...

No french kissing is good with me too

Last edited by hookup (Apr-19-20 11:10AM)

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#7 Apr-19-20 1:55PM

Ernie
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Re: 4-17-20, Goose & UP

mad


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#8 Apr-24-20 1:56PM

Houli
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From: Leesburg, VA
Registered: Dec-09-10
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Re: 4-17-20, Goose & UP

Took the family fishing a few days ago on Goose. My wife got a nice one! Good family fun.

https://i.imgur.com/aFOJ50N.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ixgVlPn.jpg

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#9 Apr-24-20 2:17PM

Ernie
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Re: 4-17-20, Goose & UP

Very nice!


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#10 Apr-27-20 9:40AM

darbrewe
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From: Fairfax
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Re: 4-17-20, Goose & UP

Is the Kephart landing paring lot open?

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#11 Apr-27-20 10:45AM

Houli
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Re: 4-17-20, Goose & UP

KL parking lot is open and packed most days. Police were there Saturday ticketing cars parked along the "driveway" down to the lot.

Picked up a couple more

https://i.imgur.com/W3Ask12.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/KLx8AGg.jpg

Last edited by Houli (Apr-27-20 10:48AM)

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#12 Apr-27-20 2:25PM

drxfish
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Re: 4-17-20, Goose & UP

Awesome!  Good to see!


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#13 Apr-28-20 1:54PM

firemunkee
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Re: 4-17-20, Goose & UP

I need to check this place out! It has been a while since I've caught a smallie...


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#14 Apr-28-20 4:45PM

Ernie
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Re: 4-17-20, Goose & UP

I had plans to get my April smallie tomorrow but I think the river may not cooperate.  Hope the Goose is not raging...


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#15 Apr-29-20 5:07AM

drxfish
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Re: 4-17-20, Goose & UP

Good luck!


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