Kenny Penrod III - Upper Potomac

Join Kenny Penrod III on the Upper Potomac River and enjoy fishing for Smallmouth Bass. While it may not be biggest fish you can find, this Bass is known for biting hard and putting up a good fight. Come see for yourself just how hard-fighting this coveted catch really is!

You will fish aboard a 17.5’ Lowe Pathfinder originally built in 2017 and powered by a 65 HP Mercury jet motor. This boat increases your fishing capabilities, allowing you to fish the rocky reaches of the Upper Potomac with ease. On board you will find St. Croix rods, Ardent reels, Sunline fishing line, and a variety of lures. You will target your catch by spinning and baitcasting with light tackle.

Captain Kenny Penrod III has been fishing the Potomac River for more than 40 years. He can show you how to use a wide variety of techniques, no matter your skill level. With a career in law enforcement, he has pursued his passion for fishing both on the water and on shore. Capt. Kenny formerly served as Vice Chairman of Maryland’s Black Bass Advisory Committee and is a current member of the MD DNR “catch a poacher” board of directors. He says he can teach anyone how to fish, but his true goal is to share the love fishing.

You can join Capt. Kenny for a full day of fishing or come aboard for several hours just to test the waters. When he’s not fishing the Upper Potomac, chances are you will find him on the tidal Potomac or the Susquehanna River instead.

Kenny Penrod III provides all the fishing gear you need, all you have to do is show up. Fishing is catch and release only. Please note that you are responsible for damaged equipment or lost lures. Additional costs for fuel may apply. Remember to bring a valid fishing license.

Come aboard today and experience the thrill of fishing for Smallmouth Bass on the Upper Potomac!

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
    up to 2 persons
    This trip gives you a full day on the Upper Potomac, fishing for Smallmouth Bass. Rods, reels, and tackle are provided. Additional cost for boat fuel, launch fee, and other expenses may apply.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 30
    up to 2 persons
    Four hours of fishing on the Upper Potomac for Smallmouth Bass. Your choice of morning or afternoon. Fishing gear is provided. Additional costs may apply for expenses such as launch fee, road tolls, etc.
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About the Captain

Kenneth Penrod III
Leesburg, Virginia, United States
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 12 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 (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)

Boat Specs

Lowe Pathfinder (Jet boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 65HP Mercury jet engine.

18 ft
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle


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


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: