Fishing Report: Patuxent River

Water temperatures are still high in the Chesapeake and its tributaries (63-65 degrees), and the fish are behaving much as they would in early October.  Breaking fish are available everywhere you go, with calm weather days the best for spotting and catching these fish.   I took part of my Saturday to give it a shot…

Fishing Report: Middle Chesapeake Bay

The weather was perfect as I left Solomons Saturday morning to head out into the Chesapeake Bay. I was joined by my friends, a pilot from key west and talented spear-fisherman, and another friend who is an expert spin fisherman.  My pilot friend had dropped in as a last minute visit, had only a t-shirt…

Fishing Report: Middle Chesapeake Bay

After being busy throughout September (and fishing other places of course), I went out to fish the Chesapeake this past weekend on my boat.  With my dad and uncle (who taught me how to fly fish in the first place), we headed out of Solomons, MD.  The forecast was both good and bad – calm…

Fishing Report: Seneca Creek, West Virginia

I spent the last weekend in the Seneca Creek backcountry, fly fishing for native brook trout and rainbow trout.  This area is part of the Monongahela National Forest, an enormous stretch of wild mountains that includes Spruce Knob (West Virginia’s Highest Mountain), Seneca Rocks, and the Dolly Sods Wilderness.  This is some of the most…

Fishing Report: Indian River Inlet and Burton Island, Delaware

I spent two weekends ago in Bethany Beach, Delaware, with friends.  Great fun, but having been vacationing in the area for years, I was excited to climb on the jetty and throw my 10wt for big bluefish in the mornings.  I brought all of the needed gear, but forgot my korkers (studded boots for climbing…

Fishing Report: River Bend Park, Virginia

Several weeks back, in the height of summer, I fished River Bend Park in Virginia.  This park borders the Potomac River upstream from Great Falls, and has a walking path that winds along the river.  I brought along the 5 wt, my dog, and girlfriend, and after being turned down for a canoe (they don’t…