REEL BASS ADVENTURES
GUIDING THE TIDAL POTOMAC RIVER
When you fish the Tidal Potomac River you are fishing history.
The historic Tidal Potomac River has been rated by Bassmaster magazine as one of the top 100 bass fisheries in the United States. From our nations Capitol to the Harry Nice bridge south, there are approximately 60 miles of main stem river that holds bass and numerous major tributaries that provide excellent fishing also. Although the present Maryland State, Chesapeake Bay Division , record bass of 11 pounds four ounce was caught in the river it is known more for numbers of bass than size of bass. You can expect to catch many fish in the one to three pound range with a chance at a four to six pound bass or even a seven if conditions are favorable. The river also provides very good crappie, blue gill, perch and snakehead fishing.
Half day (four hour) trip - $250
Full day (six hours) - $300
Rates are for one or two people a third person is an additional $50.
Weekend rates between April 1 and November 1 are $100 additional
(half day trips only)
Winter rates, four hours only, from December 1 to March 15, are $175.
This is a flat rate and there are no additional “costs” at trips end.
All tackle and lures are provide free of charge and you are not required to purchase a license unless you wish to fish the waters of the District of Columbia and then a D.C. license is required.
Andy Andrzejewski first began fishing the Tidal Potomac as a teenager in the 1960’s and has been guiding on the river for over 21 years. He has been featured in many local and regional newspaper articles as well as Bass Times magazine, Virginia Outdoors and many other publications. His articles, Tour of the Potomac can be found on The Potomac Bass page.
His philosophy on guiding is that it is your fishing trip and he will not fish unless requested to do so or to see if another lure may be more productive or
to confirm that he has you on fish.
You will fish from a well equipped 22 foot Triton bass boat.
You will be provided with St. Croix fishing rods and reels spooled with Berkley fishing line.
WHAT TO BRING
Dress for the weather. Bring rain gear if needed.
Do not bring any tackle boxes or coolers. You may put drinks in the boat cooler.
No spray sun lotions.