2009 Creekside Anglers Fishing Trips and Outings

April 26, 2009 - Shad Fishing with Sandy Burke, Fletcher's Boathouse, Washington DC.

Fish for American Shad & Hickory Shad in the Potomac River at Fletchers Boat House, Washington, D.C., with Sandy Burk, Creekside Anglers club member and expert on shad. Anglers will need to arrive early and purchase their DC fishing license for the event. The shad run deep, so a full-sinking line on a 7-8 wt. is recommended. Stripers are possible too. Spinfishing gear can also be used with heavier shad darts.

Contact Sandy at 301-502-8833 or to have her reserve a rowboat for you.

May 1-3, 2009 - Spring Fishing Trip, Blackwater Falls State, Davis, WV

Fish for trout in one of many streams within a short distance from Blackwater Falls State Park. Nearby Dry Fork and Cheat River also have excellent smallmouth bass fishing beginning in May. A WV fishing license with National Forest and trout stamps are required (WV resident licenses have National Forest stamp included.)

Contact Randy Underwood at or 304-262-8117 for more info.
See Randy's flyer at meetings for additional info on lodging and local attractions.

June 13, 2009 - Day Trip to Cacapon State Park

Join club members for Saturday morning fishing for bass, trout, and panfish in two small ponds at beautiful Cacapon State Park south of Berkeley Springs, WV. These lakes are small, but provide good access for practicing your fly casting skills. The park also has other activities such as golf, swimming beach, hiking, etc. Bring a picnic lunch.

Contact Randy Underwood at or 304-262-8117 for more info.

July 18, 2009 - Smallmouth Bass Fishing, Packhorse Ford, Potomac River

This is a great opportunity for some on-stream fishing and casting instruction for new members! Meet with other club members for a Saturday morning fishing for smallmouth bass at historic packhorse ford downstream of Shepherdstown. The location is a fantastic wading area with a variety of stream conditions such as rock ledges, pools, riffles, slow water areas, grass beds, etc. This location is a short walk (less than a mile) along the C&O canal tow path from the bicycle parking lot on the Maryland side of the Potomac about 0.5 miles downstream (south) of Shepherdstown. ( Directions: Cross river at Shepherdstown, take first right, pass under the overhead railroad bridge, and pull into the parking lot to the left.)

Contact Randy Underwood at or 304-262-8117 for more info.

August, 2009 - North Branch of Potomac River and Savage River

There are lots of great streams in the area, including many small brook trout streams. The North Branch is one of the region's best locations for "Trophy Trout." Dates still to be determined.

Contact Brett Billings at 304-876-7671 or for info.

September, 2009 - South Branch of the Potomac (Smoke Hole Area)

Fish with us in the scenic Smoke Hole Area of the South Branch near Upper Tract, WV. This is a large stream a variety of near-road and wilderness fishing opportunities for the fly fisherman. Late summer is smallmouth fishing time in the Smoke Hole, but holdover trout are also available, especially in a one-mile catch and release area. Camp in Big Bend Campground within the Smoke Hole area or stay in motels in nearby Petersburg or Franklin. Dates still to be determined.

Contact Randy Underwood at or 304-262-8117 for more info.

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