North Branch Potomac River Fishing Report near Cumberland, Maryland

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on March 17th

Water temperatures are cold but working small soft plastic jigs close to the bottom in channel areas can offer some good smallmouth bass and walleye fishing.

Fishing Info for the North Branch of the Potomac River

on December 7th

From the birth of the Potomac River under Fairfax Stone the next 50 some miles of river contains trout so nice it was listed by Trout Unlimited in the top 100 trout streams and has produced the state record brown (18lbs 8oz), cutthroat (7lbs 9oz), and brook trout (6lbs 2oz). The best dry flies for you to use are stimulators and caddis. Right after trout are stocked you can catch really big trout by fishing with three inch streamers and Clousers. Speaking of stocking the whole river is stocked with very large numbers of trout by both states. Keep in mind this river is very regulated so be sure to check the regulations for the stretch you are fishing. Other than that I don’t have many fishing tips but you can find out a lot by stopping at local bait shops to check up on the fishing! Good luck fishing!

Fishing Hot Spots near North Branch Potomac River

  "Great rainbow in the creek, awesome fishing spot...." Shafer Run

  "My friend and I were fishing Back Creek from Kayaks in the segment below the 4-H camp. Caught..." Back Creek

  "I fished to the left of the beach and caught an 11 inch rainbow trout using a piece on nightcrawler..." Kooser Lake

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