Kenny Penrod III - Tidal Potomac

Kenny Penrod III offers guided fishing along the tidal Potomac River. You can join him almost anywhere along the river from Washington DC to southern Maryland, targeting Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass. Come aboard and test your skills against the hard-fighting fish that have come to define sport fishing as you know it!

You will fish the tidal Potomac aboard a 21’ Ranger 520 Bass boat powered by a 250 HP Mercury engine. This craft comes equipped with GPS, Fishfinder, and all the gear you need. There is room on board for two passengers, and children age 10 and above are welcome.

Guiding you is Captain Kenny Penrod III, a retired law enforcement officer who has been committed to fishing in more ways than one over the years. He is the former Vice Chairman of Maryland’s Black Bass Advisory Committee, and currently serves on the Maryland DNR “catch a poacher” board of directors. You will find him fishing all over the area, along the tidal Potomac, the Upper Potomac, and the Susquehanna River. You can come aboard for a full day of fishing or for half a day, with your choice of morning or afternoon.

While fishing the tidal Potomac you will target your catch by spinning and baitcasting with light tackle. Ardent reels, St. Croix rods, and Sunline fishing line are provided for you, along with Campground Tube fishing lures and case plastic fishing lures. You will primarily target Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, with the possibility of reeling in Striped Bass and Snakehead while you’re at it.

Please note that fishing with Kenny Penrod III is catch and release only. You are financially responsible for any lost lures or damaged equipment. Be sure to bring a fishing license that is valid for your chosen location.

Book your trip today and reel in some of freshwater sport fishing’s most iconic trophies!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 30
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    A full day trip on the tidal Potomac. Fishing gear is provided. Price does not include expenses (such as fuel, launch fees, road tolls, etc.).
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 30
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    This half day trip on the tidal Potomac can begin in morning or afternoon, depending on your request. Rods, reels, and tackle are provided. Remember to bring a valid fishing license.

About the Captain

Kenneth Penrod III
Beltsville, Maryland, United States
5 Customer Reviews
Response time 10 hours
Member since July 2017
I have been a fishing guide since I was 18 years old and my father founded Life Outdoors Unlimited, the largest freshwater fishing guide outfitter in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. I am a retired law enforcement officer with a graduate degree that supervised homicide, intelligence, and internal affairs. I retired from law enforcement in 2015 and am now a full time fishing guide on the Potomac and Susquehanna Rivers. I have over 40 years of fishing experience on the Potomac River. I guide for Smallmouth Bass from a Lowe jetboat in the rocky reaches of the Potomac Piedmont and from a Ranger 520 Bass boat for Largemouth, Snakehead, and Smallmouth on the tidal Potomac. I am partnered with Under Armour, Simms, Yeti, Bigmouth Lures, Ardent, St Croix, Rockproof Boats, Seaguar, Fishing Comple, Inc. I am a former Vice Chairman of Maryland's Black Bass Advisory Committee and currently on MD DNR “catch a poacher” board of directors. I am a nationally published author in Bass Angler Magazine.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Smallmouth)
Bass (Striped)
Snakehead

Boat Specs

Ranger 520 (Bass boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Checks

Customer Reviews

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100%
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Anthony F.
Bethesda, MD
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VERIFIED   September 1, 2019
My wife and I had a great time, caught a bunch of fish and enjoyed greatly the company of Captain Penrod.
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VERIFIED   June 15, 2019
Absolutely amazing experience. We had the best time fishing and enjoying good conversation. He’s very personable and...
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VERIFIED   July 5, 2018
Great time with Capt. Kenny.  Aiden learned a lot about river fishing and talked about our fishing trip for several days. ...
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