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#1 BenCantrell

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 01:00 PM

Had a really good trip to visit a friend in D.C. last weekend.  The timing was supposed to coincide with the American and hickory shad runs, but the Potomac was blown out from all the recent rain, so I had to make lemonade out of lemons.

 

(BTW, I've switched to Flickr for my image hosting.  Google Photos no longer works for this forum.)

 

Northern Snakehead (Channa argus)

 

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Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides)

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Pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus) - Potomac tidal basin version

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White Catfish (Ameiurus catus)

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Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis)

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Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) - with no eye!

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Redbreast Sunfish (Lepomis auritus)

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Bowfin (Amia calva) - injured, caught by hand

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Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)

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Pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus) - tannin swamp version

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#2 BenCantrell

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 01:00 PM

Chain Pickerel (Esox niger)

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Flier (Centrarchus macropterus)

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Warmouth (Lepomis gulosus)

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Eastern Mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki)

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Bluespotted Sunfish (Enneacanthus gloriosus)

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Eastern Mudminnow (Umbra pygmaea) - netted

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American eel (Anguilla rostrata)

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Blue Catfish (Ictalurus furcatus)

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White Perch (Morone americana)

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Blueback Herring (Alosa aestivalis)

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#3 Casper

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 01:17 PM

Dang those represent a fine adventure of line dangling, netting and noodling young Ben!


Casper Cox
Chattanooga, near the TN Divide on BlueFishRidge overlooking South Chickamauga Creek.

#4 littlen

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 02:34 PM

Ben, the shad were running about 2 weeks ago in Rock Creek, which runs through the National Zoo grounds.  I've since seen a lot of 'spent' carcasses washing downstream with all the rain.  Really good catch list btw.


Nick L.

#5 BenCantrell

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 03:36 PM

Ben, the shad were running about 2 weeks ago in Rock Creek, which runs through the National Zoo grounds.  I've since seen a lot of 'spent' carcasses washing downstream with all the rain.  Really good catch list btw.

 

Thanks!  I would have loved to see some big shad in their full spawning splendor.  Looking back at my cc records, I bought the plane ticket on Jan 5th and made my best guess for when the shad would be running.  Next time I should skip the flight and do a road trip so I can be more flexible.



#6 dredcon

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 05:07 PM

Nice trip. Seeing those pics really makes me want to make a freshwater trip.

#7 mattknepley

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 05:49 PM

Can ya asterisk the life-list for a one-eyed Channel Cat. Gotta be some kind of subspecies. Or maybe a hybrid with a flatfish...

Looks like a great trip. Whadya do with that Snakehead?
Matt Knepley
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."

#8 BenCantrell

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 11:10 AM

Looks like a great trip. Whadya do with that Snakehead?


Let it go. It got to keep my lure too, lucky bastard. Couldn't reach the hook with my pliars without putting my fingers into the danger zone.

#9 Isaac Szabo

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 02:26 PM

Very nice Ben!



#10 Bulldarter

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 02:47 PM

What area of the Potomac did you find that flier in?  The vdgif website does not list them in the NOVA area.





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