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Old 12-31-2008, 05:11 PM
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Try these spots around the D.C. area to fly fish -- for trout, that is.

Patapsco State Park -- Avalon area -- at Ellicott City, Md.

Big Hunting Creek: Catoctin State park, thurmont, Md.

Owens Creek: Thurmont, Md -- Spring only, after stocking

Great Seneca Creek: Montgomery County -- put in at Rifflesford Rd. and Black Rock Road. -- looks fantastic, just not much fish -- good for practice

Gun Powder Falls -- above and near Baltimore -- fantastic fishing

Shenandoah national park, Va.
a. Hughes River
b. Rose River
c. Rapidan River (good enough for Pres. Hoover, its good enough for us)
d. Moorman's River -- near Charlottesville, Va. worth the drive
e. Piney River -- good for beautful brookies
f. Jeremy's Run -- great for Brookies -- bears too!

Google any of these to get directions, water flows, ect. Have fun see you out there!!!
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The Tidal Basin is a good spot in the evening on an incoming tide for bass and bluegills, Oxen Cove is a good spot for Crappie, Bass and Carp, The Duck Pond and the Pentagon Lagoon are good for Bass and Bluegills. The Duck pond can be accesed from the rest area just before you get to National Air port, Fletchers Cove is good for Bass, Shad in the Spring, Bluegills on a high tide, Rockfish and walleye at times. The Clouser minnows work for Bass and Rockfish, Gnat and hopper patterns work good for bluegills and crappie, poppers work as a good strike indicator tie the popper on first and add a gnat or hopper pattern 18 inches behind it.
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If you want good trout fishing on the fly I would go to Rose River Farm. Its about 1.5 hours from DC just of route 29 as you head to Charlottesville. Trophy rainbow trout fishing on about a mile and a half of private water. Very reasonable rates for the quality of the fishery and the beauty of the surroundings. They have a real good website
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Hi, i am pretty new to fly fishing also (1 weekend last summer) but i already love it and am looking forward to making another trip.

i found a place in Edinburg, VA on the Shennadoah. It is a bed and breakfast very reasonable price called the Hatch. check for it on the web. great couple run it.

He give BASIC lessons if desired and a guide service.
I plan on returning at least once or twice this year.
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Old 02-17-2009, 06:55 AM
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I just fished Rose River Farm again last week. It was unreal-- big fish and bugs coming off everywhere. Who would have thought winter fishing could be dry fly fishing in the DC area.
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I live in NOVA and its a quick trip to the cold waters of MD/WV to dip a line. Google trout fishing in WV, MD and VA. The mtns of WV are 2 hrs or less to a trout stream, VA is even closer.
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Dont forget there are plenty of world class trout waters along the southern PA area that are less than 2 hour drive from DC. Also the bass fishery in the lower Susky.
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The ultimate source for fishing spots is the good old Depts of Natural Resources.

Just look at the stocking plan - it lists every place in the state. Maryland's is spectacular because they have taken the time to put links to Google local in that show you exactly where the stocked section is. There are no secrets with public water.

Once you find a likely place, just google it using the name and type of fish and you can find more info.

Maryland - Introduction to Maryland's Spring Trout Stocking Schedule

Virginia - Trout Guide: Area Maps
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