Posted on November 4, 2013 | Permalink
Location: Potomac River
A fishing buddy and I decided to go after the channel cats . The weather was ideal , incoming tide and barometric pressure failing. We fished the Potomac near Farming Road. We started with nighcrawlers then switched to cut bait. We used 3 oz weights and # 2 circle hooks. In 3 hours my cooler was ¾ full with a mix of catfish. The hydrilla is dying off and the fish are returning to shallow water. Sizes ranged from 1-18 lbs. Several anglers mentioned that several 40 lb cats were caught there this week also.
Posted on September 30, 2013 | Permalink
Location: James River
Keith Harris and Lynn Brooks decided to give the Potomac River a rest and booked a catfish charter with Capt. Torch on the Citations Only 24 foot fishing boat. Using cut Gizzard Shad and circle hooks we landed a couple of very nice channel cats on the James River near Hopewell VA. Landing the monsters were challenging but fun. Capt Torch will put you on fish…..
Posted on June 14, 2013 | Permalink
Cooler of Cats at Piscataway
Location: Piscataway National Park
On Saturday 7 Jun 2013, I joined a group of anglers at Piscataway National Park on the Potomac. The fishing was outstanding. Using surf rods with double leaders and 3oz weight. I was able to fill the cooler full of blue cats. Cut bait was the preferred meal of the cats. Some members caught them with night crawlers, most were caught with cut bait.