11 Amazing Fishing Spots Around The US

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Potomac River

Where? Washington, DC

Why?  Due to Potomac passing four states, there are lots of fishing spots along the way. But one that stands out is in Washington, DC, which offers some of the best urban fishing in the country, besides the stunning views of the capital. Flowing through West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., George Washington named it the “Nation’s River.”

Best for: Urban fishing

Skill level: Beginner to advanced

Type of fish to catch: Striped bass, muskellunge, pike, walleye, American shad, white perch, sunfish; invasive: blue catfish, northern snakehead

Best time of year: All year round

Places of interest: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Great Falls Park, Marina, boat rentals, boat launch ramps, fishing charters, lodging, bait & tackle shops, restaurants.

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