With the wind in my face, the waves were against me as I paddled across the reservoir yesterday afternoon. I had a spinning rod with me and actually caught one small bluegill, but mostly I just drifted along the windward shoreline looking at the scenery.
That shoreline, the Howard County side, is much more interesting than the Montgomery County side in that part of the adjoining lands. A geology professor I
The day wasn't what most people think of as a nice day, but the cloudy skies were good for pictures like these. Getting back to the parking lot was easy with the wind at my back and leaving the fly rods home was a good decision in that wind.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
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Saturday, September 20, 2014
...in the air yesterday at Nolands Ferry. In the air and in the water would be more accurate, but the weather's been beautiful this week, and it was only when the breeze blew that I felt a chill while wading the Potomac. Some years I forget to adapt clothing as the season changes, and in October I find myself shivering because I dressed the same as I had in August. Really wasn't a problem yesterday, but I'll keep that in mind over the next few weeks.
Fishing was unspectacular but certainly satisfactory with three smallmouth bass and a bluegill, some on a surface popper and some lower down on a bullet-head darter. Water level was 1.13 at Point of Rocks.
Friday, September 12, 2014
To me, the entire nontidal Potomac is the Upper Potomac because I'm generally fishing for smallmouth bass, but I guess I should distinguish between the waters near DC from the more western sections. Today, I fished near Lock #8 on the C&O canal, and the above scene shows how scenic this section is even though it is anything but remote. For example, facing upriver from the same location, the Beltway is clearly visible in the photo below, and that infamous road was in fact in view for almost the entire time I waded.
It was a beautiful day although the fishing was a little slow. I did manage two smallmouths and a feisty bluegill in the three hours on the water. Two were caught on a surface slider and one on a B&B. Water level was 2.9 at Little Falls.