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Fletcher’s Cove DC

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On 4/24/2021 at 11:51 AM, Seabassplug said:

i rented the rowboat once, easy enough at 2 people, I wouldnt do it by myself but thats just me, seems that many people bring their own mini engines for them

Thanks. Maybe I’ll convince the wife to come along. 

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On 4/27/2021 at 11:30 AM, T.C. said:

I complete agree with Seabassplug.  Please be careful.  Even if it looks shallow, the mud can be super soft and can trip you up quick.  The rocks are in the water are super slick too.  Even with spikes on my wader boots, I have had my share of close calls.  

Yeah definitely not going to wade. I’m finally getting out there tomorrow. I had some 1/4 ball jigs laying around so I tried to is Up a few flashy jigs. 

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55 mins ago, ATBfish said:

Yeah definitely not going to wade. I’m finally getting out there tomorrow. I had some 1/4 ball jigs laying around so I tried to is Up a few flashy jigs. 

Nice, what works best for me in the past was Pink, chartreuse and green fluo darts and tiny spoons as well. Enjoy 

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3 hours ago, Seabassplug said:

Nice, what works best for me in the past was Pink, chartreuse and green fluo darts and tiny spoons as well. Enjoy 

Here’s what I tied up based on what colors you say work best. I bought the shad darts awhile back. A few 3/8 gold spoons and I may have some 1/4 spoons somewhere. I was just worried about casting distance. 
 

plan on using a 7ft medium rod but I’ll have my 8ft surf rod in the truck in case. 
 

thanks everyone for tips. 

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On 4/29/2021 at 2:50 PM, danta said:

good luck an be safe out there

Thanks. It was an enjoyable outing. Took me about 30 mins walking the bank casting to find a productive spot but once you found them they seemed to hit every cast. Gold shad darts seemed to be the hot color. Caught one rat striper too. 
 

It was weird to be in DC but feel like you were in the middle of nowhere. Fletchers cove is a beautiful place! Too bad there is so much trash every where in some spots, Like someone had a party and just left everything there.  It was appalling that people could have that much disrespect for the outdoors. 

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On 4/23/2021 at 3:49 PM, Seabassplug said:

please do not try to wade in this part of the potomac, the current there is insane and the channel is very deep, people have been stuck under rocks there due to the current and unfortunately  not much can be done, i always go with a 9 to 10 foot rod and cast in the middle at 1pm, slow retrieve , see what depth they are so add couple of seconds until you get hooked. and enjoy you will catch them. 

If you want to wade, I've had a lot of fun wading for smallmouth a bit further up river. Great for breaking the DC midsummer heat. 

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