Potomac River Fishing Charters

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Top Fishing Charters in Potomac River

Potomac River: 21 fishing charters available

Capt. Brian with Thomason Tradition
Capt. Brian with Thomason Tradition

Solomons • 28 ft • 6 persons

Enjoy a day on the water with Capt. Brian Thomason, in his new 28' Sportsman 282 TE, named Second Chance.

"Brian takes a lot of pride in his craft and it shows. He knows the waterways and the techniques for a given day." —⁠ John,
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trips fromUS $600
The Fishing Detective Guide Agency
The Fishing Detective Guide Agency

Woodbridge • 21 ft • 2 persons

The Fishing Detective Guide Agency is located in Marbury and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

"What a great experience for the second consecutive year!  Ken is such an interesting guy, really gets to know you and takes care of his fishermen." —⁠ Brian,
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trips fromUS $250
Beach Bum Charters
Beach Bum Charters

King George • 27 ft • 4 persons

If fishing in King George is on your bucket list, look no further than Beach Bum Charters.

"Captain Wyatt was great for novices and with kids. Overall was a great experience, and I would recommend it!" —⁠ Gilbert,
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trips fromUS $600
On DeK Outdoors Bowfishing Charter
On DeK Outdoors Bowfishing Charter

Woodbridge • 20 ft • 5 persons

If bowfishing in Woodbridge is on your bucket list, look no further than On DeK Outdoors Bowfishing Charter.

"Great time. Seen more fish than your group could ever shoot." —⁠ Josh, ME
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trips fromUS $850
KJ's Outdoor Adventures
KJ's Outdoor Adventures

King George • 19 ft • 2 persons

KJ's Outdoor Adventures is located in King George and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

"Great day with Kris!  Friendly and ready to show you things; I highly recommend booking with him." —⁠ Dave, Virginia
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trips fromUS $325
C&S Charter And Guide Services
C&S Charter And Guide Services

Montross • 26 ft • 6 persons

C&S Charter And Guide Services is located in Montross and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

"Capitan Chad and his First Mate CJ provided us with an amazing fishing experience." —⁠ Chris, MD
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trips fromUS $220
Backdraft Charter Fishing – Welcome
Backdraft Charter Fishing – Welcome

Welcome • 46 ft • 35 persons

Ready to go fishing on the Potomac River? Look no further than Backdraft Charter Fishing!

"We had the best family fishing trip Capt Doug & Kenny were 100% professional, worked well together and kept us entertained." —⁠ Trish, Maryland
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trips fromUS $720
Get Hooked Charters
Get Hooked Charters

Lottsburg • 40 ft • 6 persons

Explore the waters around Reedville, VA with Get Hooked Charters!
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trips fromUS $650
Desperate Measures Guide Service
Desperate Measures Guide Service

Dameron • 26 ft • 4 persons

Based out of Dameron, Maryland Desperate Measures Guide Service is your ticket to world class Light Tackle and Fly Fishing on the Chesapeake Bay.

"My son and I had a great time." —⁠ Anna, MD
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trips fromUS $500
Potomac Joe's Fishing Service
Potomac Joe's Fishing Service

Indian Head • 21 ft • 2 persons

Fishing the historic Potomac River has never been easier. Join Potomac Joe’s Fishing Service for a day and see what brings anglers across the whole country to this area.

"Capt Joe and I were targeting blue catfish and snakeheads, with an occasional bass." —⁠ Gregg,
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trips fromUS $325
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Fishing in Potomac River

Fishing has been a big part of the Potomac River’s economy, recreation, and way of life throughout history. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing day on the river or an action-packed adventure, there’s a little bit of something in store for everyone!

A variety of species inhabit the Potomac River, including Striped Bass (locally referred to as Rockfish), Snakehead, Perch, Catfish, and Trout. You’ll also find fisheries that hold solid numbers of Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Walleye, Muskellunge, Pike, and Freshwater Eel.

There are plenty of Potomac River fishing guides that provide a wide variety of packages, designed to meet your specific needs. Shorter trips are perfect for beginners, while longer trips are great for those looking to cover more ground and target a wider variety of fish.

Some towns to check out when planning your fishing trip are Washington, DC and Alexandria, VA. These cities in the middle of the Potomac have easy access to both the upper and lower part of the river. You can also find guides on the Potomac-Chesapeake Bay Delta. Trips around Tall Timbers and Leonardtown, MD are ideal for combining river and bay fishing. These are also great spots to go crabbing – an extremely fun activity for the whole family!

Rules & Regulations

If you’re over the age of 16, you’ll need to obtain a valid fishing license, regardless of whether you’re fishing in MD, VA, or DC. Keep in mind, certain species are subject to seasonality and cannot be targeted at certain times of the year. Just be sure to check with your guide before heading out as each state has its own specific laws and regulations that you’ll have to pay attention to.

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Potomac River Fishing Seasons

January

Most of the fish are sluggish this time of year but Catfishing is still solid. Target them under bridges and use a slip-sinker rig to get them out of their holes.

February

Largemouth Bass and Crappie fishing can reap some rewarding catches, especially in areas between Alexandria and Fort Washington. Catfishing is solid in many spots throughout the river as well.

March

As spring rolls around, the fishing really starts to heat up. Likely catches this month include Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, as well as Brown and Rainbow Trout.

April

As the water temperatures start to warm up, the fishing only gets better! In April you can expect to catch Snakehead, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow and Brown Trout, and Catfish.

May

May marks the beginning of Striper season. This fish is the pride and joy of the Potomac. You can target them throughout the river but head to the delta for the really big ones!

June

June is a pretty busy time in the nation’s capital, so be sure to plan your trip ahead of time. The fishing is great too. Striped Bass, Crappie, Perch, Snakehead, and Catfish are just some of the fish you can target this month.

July

Plan a trip around the Fourth of July and watch the Independence Day fireworks on the National Mall. When it comes to fishing, you can expect to catch Striped Bass, Rainbow Trout, Crappie, Snakehead, and Perch.

August

Head to the mouth of the river for a change of pace and target the likes of Cobia, Flounder, Redfish, and Black Drum. Plan a crabbing trip with the family for some famously delicious Maryland Blue Crab!

September

Fall is a great time for fishing on the Potomac River. In September, you’ll most likely be targeting Striped, Largemouth, and Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Perch, Snakehead, and Catfish.

October

Striped Bass and Crappie fishing remain hot throughout the fall. You can also target large numbers of Catfish and Snakehead in many spots along the river.

November

As the water temperatures cool off, so does the fishing. Lots of fish become lazy, except for Striped Bass, Catfish, and Crappie. You can also find solid numbers of Largemouth Bass near rocky or gravely banks of the river.

December

Cities and towns along the river are filled with holiday cheer! Plan your trip around Christmas time and be sure to check out the National Christmas Tree along with many other wintertime festivities.

Potomac River Fishing Calendar

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Featured photos from Potomac River

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What anglers said about fishing in Potomac River

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Top Types of Fishing in Potomac River

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Top Fishing Techniques in Potomac River

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Top Targeted Species in Potomac River

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