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#1 Sep-27-10 6:25AM

Everglades
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Registered: Sep-23-10
Posts: 10

Catfishing the Potomac

Went out Friday and Saturday 24, 25 Sept looking for big Blue Catfish. Have had a lot of success this summer using cut bait south of Possum Point. Lots of 25 pounders and one at 42 pounds.But this week-end we were just about skunked. Two small ,(sample fish), one about a pound, and another 5 pounds on Friday. Then Saturday the similar results around Wades Bay. I suppose the fish have moved up river...perhaps around Ft Washington. Anyone out there have any suggestions?

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#2 Sep-27-10 7:07AM

Curly
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Registered: Mar-15-10
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Re: Catfishing the Potomac

Capt. Mike is the Blue Cat Guru.....maybe he will chime in.  We lost a big one in DC waters and released another one around 10 lbs while trolling for stripers.


Hell or High Water...........I'm Fishin!!   big_smile

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#3 Sep-27-10 10:28AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
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Re: Catfishing the Potomac

Welcome aboard Carl......it's been a while since I caught a blue cat so I am of no help!


Time to go fishin' again!

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#4 Sep-27-10 11:24AM

captmikestarrett
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From: Potomac River
Registered: May-06-08
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Re: Catfishing the Potomac

Carl called me and I hopefully got him in the right direction. Three things about the big cats you must address.

Bait fresh?
Good type of bait?
Comfort zone in the water column ?

Capt Mike


Light Tackle Fishing Guide on the Potomac

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