Fishing Report – North Branch, Potomac River

After fishing the Casselman River earlier in the day, I headed to the Potomac River in Luke, MD.  At the foot of the Verso paper mill where the Savage River and Potomac River meet, I and my friend threw streamers on sinking lines.  We saw very little life – a few small midges, but nothing else hatching, and nothing clinging to the rocks.  And not a single fish.

This place lacks the scenic charm of the Savage or Casselman Rivers, with the paper mill and a charcoal factory occupying the West Virginia bank, and apparently fall of last year saw a major latex spill from the Verso factory (something I didn’t know until today).

If I return to the North Branch, I’ll go the rest of the way to the Catch and Release portion of the river, farther upstream.

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