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#1 Nov-20-18 12:50PM

Ernie
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Potomac River salinity

The Potomac River Fisheries Commission stated that 2018 has been characterized as having the 2nd highest rainfall to 1972 (Tropical Storm Agnes). Salinity at Point Lookout remain remarkably low at
6.8 ppt. Historical averages are 15ppt or greater (see image below).

https://i.imgur.com/tdvP3wU.jpg


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#2 Nov-20-18 1:05PM

drxfish
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Re: Potomac River salinity

I was wondering about that.  Very interesting.


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#3 Nov-20-18 1:22PM

Ernie
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Re: Potomac River salinity

They are catching blue catfish at Pt. lookout!


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#4 Nov-20-18 1:29PM

drxfish
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Re: Potomac River salinity

I hope they catch a lot!


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#5 Nov-20-18 1:34PM

Curly
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Re: Potomac River salinity

Hope they catch all of them!


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#6 Nov-20-18 1:35PM

Osprey
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Re: Potomac River salinity

There was a report yesterday of a blue cat caught among the stripers jigged up in the bay channel. I fear we're doomed.


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#7 Nov-20-18 1:47PM

Ernie
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Re: Potomac River salinity

Curly wrote:

Hope they catch all of them!

Charters like Capt. Lee Tippet did a great job of catching a bunch during the summer. They would catch a striper limit and then catch a ton of white perch and blue cats. But too many blue cats now....

Osprey wrote:

There was a report yesterday of a blue cat caught among the stripers jigged up in the bay channel. I fear we're doomed.

We need a drought to raise the salt content in the bay!

Funny how snakeheads where the doom fish at one point....


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#8 Nov-21-18 5:35AM

Bryan
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Re: Potomac River salinity

Wow. I wonder what effect this has on grasses in the bay.


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