Winter Fishing on the Neuse River

Catching up on some late trips (Instagram is much easier than committing to writing a blog post). Back in the middle of March, I and a collection of other Washington DC natives (representing a variety of eco-focused organizations that I’ve been able to connect with over the last year through a mutual friend) traveled down…

Fishing Report – Rocky Gorge Reservoir

After my skunk earlier in the week, I headed back to Rocky Gorge Reservoir on Sunday afternoon, walking in from the Supplee Lane parking lot.  The area was fairly crowded, with multiple fishermen on the shore and in kayaks and electric-powered canoes.  The water seemed warm, and the sun was high and bright.  Not the…

Fishing Report – Rocky Gorge Reservoir

After the recent bad weather and lack of fishing on my part, I snuck out of work early this past Tuesday to fish Rocky Gorge Reservoir in Montgomery County.  My goal was to throw big streamers for pike and musky in the shallow portions of the reservoir, where water temperatures should be climbing into the 60’s. …

Fishing Report: Neuse River, North Carolina Creek

On a mini-vacation, and enjoying a great Airbnb down here in Arapohoe, NC.  The place has kayaks and creek access, so I spent a couple hours together fishing and catching.  With the warm, sunny conditions, the fish were active, and I landed a half dozen largemouth bass and pickerel.  Yellow clouser minnows on a floating…

Fishing Report -WB&A Trail Bass Fishing

Given a break in the miserable weather the Mid-Atlantic’s been mired in, I struck out to find largemouth bass in PG County.  The Washington, Baltimore, and Annapolis trail runs along the remains of an electric train that once whisked commuters between Baltimore and Washington.  It’s no longer there (its heyday was in the 1930’s), but PG…

Fishing Report – Great Falls National Park

I headed back to Great Falls National Park to fish the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, and more importantly to hit the ponds hidden along one of billy goat trails.  I figured the bass should be hungry, and nearly ready to spawn. When I arrived, I saw the trails were closed due to high water.  Knowing…