Chuck Grove, Recreational Angler
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Posted on October 19, 2010 | Permalink
Trophy Blue Cats
Location: Potomac River
October means Trophy Catfish time in the Potomac River
I had the pleasure of having my cousin, Dave, from Ohio and my good friend from my hometown in Pennsylvania, Whitey, join me for a weekend of fishing on the Potomac River just south of D.C. I took Friday off work to catch bait and it was a good thing I did...it took 6 hours to catch 7 Gizzard Shad, but that would have to do. They arrived Saturday morning around 7:30 and we were on the water by 8:00. The weather was supposed to be really windy and it was all that and more...whitecaps and three foot waves were the norm on Saturday but my 170CC Triumph handled it well even though I had to put two anchors out the front of my boat just to keep it in one spot.
More importantly, we caught some big fish with the largest of the weekend coming in at 57 lbs. I truly believe this fish was over 60lbs but we couldn't get an accurate weight due to the boat rocking.
We managed to put over 100 lbs of fish in the boat on Saturday and then again on Sunday morning.
All in all we had a great time with everyone catching quality fish. We laughed so hard, ate too much and got soaked from all the waves...a perfect weekend. I think I have two new Trophy Catfish converts on my hands...they're already talking about the next trip.