I just ordered a Macs River Runner prop protector for my 2.5hp stinkpot I use on my big canoe. I hope to be able to get a little more time on the river this year. I've been on a steady downward slide for three or four stressful years.
There's a launch only about a mile from my house. With the stinkpot, I ought to be able to run upriver from there and float back fishing.
- Big D
Full Size Sail Rig
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hey D , when the grass gets thick .....|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Feb-28-11 2:26 PM (EST)
I carry a net and plastic grippers|
Posted by: Big_D on Mar-02-11 8:25 AM (EST)
I haven't been nailed by a musky yet, but it happens. I was nailed by something big lower down on the upper Potomac - around Riverbend - one time. But I was fishing for bluegill on an ultralight noodle rod on 4lb test and never had a chance. I had a bluegill on and was bringing it when all of a sudden that "bluegill" reversed course and spooled me. The line broke off right at the lure or close to it, so I had to retrieve 90 yards of monofilament and retie. I always figured it was a big catfish that had done it, but it could have been a musky too.
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Posted by: pilotwingz on Mar-02-11 11:39 AM (EST)
There's big fish in the Potomac|
Posted by: Big_D on Mar-03-11 12:35 PM (EST)
A buddy of mine who fishes with me sometimes used to work for MD Department of Environmental Quality (they do actually have one, believe it or not). Anyway, DEQ used to electroshock sometimes too. He has also done some fish counts while diving in the Potomac. He says that there are some humongous fish in there - including some catfish as big as him (he's a 6' broad-shouldered Swede). The "big" smallmouth that we take aren't the big ones in the pools. The big ones just don't get caught. He said that when electroshocking they used to regularly turn up fish to beat state records taken by sporting means.
I used to think that ......|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Mar-03-11 6:22 PM (EST)