Sunday, October 05, 2014

Potomac fishing report

Water remains in the 70-degree range and giant mats of dead grass are creating navigation and fishing issues! NBC Ch. 4 meteorologist "Weather Kim" Martucci says, “Clouds all week with highs in the low to mid 70s and a cool 60 degrees in the morning. A chance of rain on Friday.”
Morning high tides are a good time to try topwater baits. Buzz baits on GAMMA Torque braid along with a popper like Lucky Craft G-Splash and walkers like Lucky Craft Gunfish. Also go to hollow frogs like the Mann’s Super Frog, white or black on 60-pound braid. But it's also time to rip lipless crankbaits like the small LV-100 or slightly larger LVR D-7. Raise the rod to keep these rattle baits over the grass. It's time to cover water! Use these again as the tide falls on outer grass edges. White or shad patterns along with chartreuse. If the water is stained, try red patterns.
At lower tides, Mann's Baby 1-Minus along grass edges or in spots with scattered Coontail in front of hydrilla edges. To probe deeper, a Mann's Baby X crankbait will work when snapped out of grass. Use 12-pound test GAMMA Edge fluorocarbon around grass!

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