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Moving to the area 6 years 1 month ago #1

It looks like I will be getting stationed in the DC area within the next few months. I was wondering if anyone can give me an insight on how's the fishing up there, what kind gear I should be using. I have a Cuda 14 and all my rods and gear are set up for redfish and speckled trout down here in Louisiana.

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Daniel


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I know there is some good fishing up there.. Ever watch Jeff Little's videos?


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Re:Moving to the area 6 years 1 month ago #3

I have not but I will look them up.


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Your Cuda 14 should be just perfect for the area. And, you've got the Chesapeake Bay, and also the Norfolk/VA Beach area for your saltwater cravings. Also Tidal Potomac. I'm not sure about the rod setups you have for Reds/Trout but you are in prime River Smallmouth country.. Potomac River..James River...and just about 3 hours away the Mighty Susquehanna. M-F rods, spinning and baitcasting..20lb braid, tipped with 8-10lb fluorocarbon leaders for jigs fishing with crawfish and fluke/small swimbai-- weightless or weighted, and spinnerbait. Go mono for crankbaits.

Also, Northern Snakeheads are targeted for fun and are quite tasty, I hear.

Look for Jeff Little videos on You Tube..he's also produced a series of DVD's for River Smallmouth; and also is on pivotshare with 'Tightline Junkies Journal'. That's a pay site, but he's got some good information on targeting Stripers in the Chesapeake Bay. And, to add, Jeff's a heck of a nice guy who has no qualms about sharing tips, tricks etc.

I'm in Southern PA, just south of Harrisburg.
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Re:Moving to the area 6 years 1 month ago #5

That's the setup I have on my two shimano sahara 3000's.


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I live 30 miles from DC and fish all over the area. Your cuda 14 is perfect, I know several people who fish the same yak. You name the fish and you can be targeting it within an hour of DC (ok, not any fish but A LOT of different species). LM Bass, SM Bass, Spotted Bass, Crappie, Channel Cat, Flathead Cat, Blue Cat, Muskie, Walleye, Pickerel, Pike, Snakehead, Striper, Flounder, Croaker, Blues, the list goes on and on.....
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Sign up at snaggedline.com, which is the Maryland Kayak fishing forum and meet lots of local kayak anglers. Don't eat the Kitty cats down around the 495 Wilson Bridge, lots of heavy metals and such in the area. The bay has stripers and reds, trout and blues in the lower bay.

They put a lot of reports up on Snaggedline.com and tidalfish is the forum most of the boaters use if you want to track what they are catching.
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