3.368 million acres of public land in 10 states are being pushed in House Resolution 621 as being called "disposal land" by the Department of the Interior.Read More
The North Branch of the Potomac River has its share of problems despite its beauty and reputation of a good fishing destination only 3 hours from Washington DC.
Learn more about the issues that plague this part of the river.Read More
Well we weren't quite prepared to read that in West Virginia, Senator Joe Manchin has decided that your rights don't matter.Read More
Hancock, MD - Protestors marched through town to oppose a fracked gas pipeline proposal to move product from Pennsylvania to West Virginia by tunneling underneath the C&O Canal and beneath the Potomac River.Read More
The city of Alexandria has decided to continue to allow raw sewage to flow into the Potomac River daily - unbeknownst to local residents, despite the no swimming signs that let the public know that a mixture of raw sewage and storm water washes in during and after rainstorms.Read More
THERE ARE MANY SLIMY and unappealing things in Washington, D.C.—politicians, attorneys, lobbyists—but flyfisher Austin Murphy is interested in just one: the northern snakehead, also known as the Potomac Pike or the fearsome-sounding Frankenfish, named for its seemingly unnatural ability to move on land, live for days out of water breathing air, secrete mucus from its thick skin, and eat just about anything it can fit in its mouth.
“I’m obsessed with them,” Murphy says. It’s true, even his Twitter handle is Snakehead Slayer. Murphy works the weedy, shallow tidal waters of the Potomac River and its tributary creeks, poling a skiff and sight-fishing with an 8- or 9-weight. He compares catching snakeheads on the fly to taking a permit or musky, in terms of difficulty and approach.Read More