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Old 10-12-2007, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Leesburg
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Live in Leesburg and would love to know some places to go fishing!!

I've tried a few places and not too much going on there!

Any places relatively close to Leeburg to go?

Bass... catfish... carp... anything??

Thanks!
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Old 10-12-2007, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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You might check out some of the established new homes communities. Many of them are built on old farm land where the previous farm owners had stocked their ponds/lakes. My neighborhood, as well as a few that surround me, have several ponds/lakes that have some of the best fishing I have ever done. It almost gets boring b/c all you do is cast, catch, release. I took my kids out a few weeks ago and we caught at least a dozen fish in about an hour.
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:53 PM
 
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Go hit the river. The Upper Potomac is a terrific fishery with lots of smallmouth bass. There are largemouth lurking here and there in some of the still water, as well as plenty of catfish, sunfish, crappie, muskie, walleye, and carp. Plenty enough to keep you busy out there...
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:01 AM
 
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Go hit the river. The Upper Potomac is a terrific fishery with lots of smallmouth bass. There are largemouth lurking here and there in some of the still water, as well as plenty of catfish, sunfish, crappie, muskie, walleye, and carp. Plenty enough to keep you busy out there...
Glad you mentioned the river. Where exactly would you go to fish it?

I am not far from the Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park (on Edwards Ferry Rd) and have hiked down to the river, but no luck. With the wind movement on top of the water I wasn't even sure if I was fishing in any decent water depth.

I tried hiking it down the riverline but the tree overhang never gave me too great of a spot.

Any tips on where to exactly go to fish the Potomac??
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Old 10-13-2007, 03:09 PM
 
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Glad you mentioned the river. Where exactly would you go to fish it?

I am not far from the Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park (on Edwards Ferry Rd) and have hiked down to the river, but no luck. With the wind movement on top of the water I wasn't even sure if I was fishing in any decent water depth.

I tried hiking it down the riverline but the tree overhang never gave me too great of a spot.

Any tips on where to exactly go to fish the Potomac??
The Maryland side is a little easier to deal with on account of the C&O Canal being over there. The Park Service maintains the towpath as well as little campground-like areas every few miles. Port-a-potties included. Of course, there will be more people over there, too. Your VA license is good on the MD side so long as your fishing in the river itself, not in a tributary. Getting a little late in the year, but might be worth a scouting patrol up to White's Ferry, and then across to see what's to be seen. I'd guess that any bait and tackle shop in the area would have maps and guides of the river as well. It's a pretty popular thing in season.
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Old 10-14-2007, 12:16 AM
 
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Default Moving from Florida to North VA (Berryville-Leesburg)

I am also moving to North VA, I am used to fish using a shallow water boat like Hewes, Maverick, Sterling, Action Craft, 18 foot long and gas motor 50 hp. Would it be any use for this boat in North VA or should I sell it here in FL before moving? I love to fish, but do not know any place in North VA that would allowed me to use this type of boat for fishing. Any suggestions?
Do I need to trade it for a Canoe?
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The Maryland side is a little easier to deal with on account of the C&O Canal being over there. The Park Service maintains the towpath as well as little campground-like areas every few miles. Port-a-potties included. Of course, there will be more people over there, too. Your VA license is good on the MD side so long as your fishing in the river itself, not in a tributary. Getting a little late in the year, but might be worth a scouting patrol up to White's Ferry, and then across to see what's to be seen. I'd guess that any bait and tackle shop in the area would have maps and guides of the river as well. It's a pretty popular thing in season.
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Old 10-14-2007, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Leesburg
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I am also moving to North VA, I am used to fish using a shallow water boat like Hewes, Maverick, Sterling, Action Craft, 18 foot long and gas motor 50 hp. Would it be any use for this boat in North VA or should I sell it here in FL before moving? I love to fish, but do not know any place in North VA that would allowed me to use this type of boat for fishing. Any suggestions?
Do I need to trade it for a Canoe?
Thanks
Where at in FL? I used to fish every summer in Islamorada, with a guide out of Papa Joes Marina. Great place!! Miss seeing the Bonefish tailin' and the Tarpon rollin!
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Old 10-14-2007, 07:43 PM
 
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I am also moving to North VA, I am used to fish using a shallow water boat like Hewes, Maverick, Sterling, Action Craft, 18 foot long and gas motor 50 hp. Would it be any use for this boat in North VA or should I sell it here in FL before moving? I love to fish, but do not know any place in North VA that would allowed me to use this type of boat for fishing. Any suggestions? Do I need to trade it for a Canoe?
Thanks
Can't help you with the boat. Have never used one at all in fresh water. But if you're headed for Berryville, do check out the Main Street Bistro right downtown. They make a real nice chicken salad...
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Old 10-14-2007, 10:01 PM
 
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Default I'm close to Mosquito Lagoon

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Where at in FL? I used to fish every summer in Islamorada, with a guide out of Papa Joes Marina. Great place!! Miss seeing the Bonefish tailin' and the Tarpon rollin!
Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River and Banana River. Very close to Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center. Beautiful place, great for snook and redfish I'm gonna miss it.
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Old 01-08-2010, 01:19 PM
 
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Default Lakes around NoVA good for basic fishing?

I also live in Northern VA and would like to start fishing here. I did some fishing in PA when I lived there (not a lot, but some), and so I'm looking for some very basic lake-type fishing to build my skills. I'm in the Falls Church area. Are any of the "lakes" in and around NoVA fishable? Lakes coming to mind are "Burke Lake", and all of those little lakes in Reston.

Any lake recommendations for a basic fisher like myself?

Thanks so much!
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