Not much to say about this spot as it is not good for wading. The Potomac forms a long, narrow lake here that gets deeper and deeper with every step out from the shore.
This is canoe country. There is no structure, no features, nothing to attract you to this spot except for the fact that Antietam Creek empties into the potomac right here. We had hoped for a little bit of life around the entrance and were, quiet frankly, a bit stunned by the immense expanse of water that stretched in front of us.
Except for a reliable bluegill or three, nothing was moving that we could reach from the shore.
There were other folks fishing with bait in various places; content to sit and soak in the afternoon sun on a hot summer day, but nothing to attract a fly fisherman.
Of course, this is like the blind man feeling the elephant. We took a look up and downstream and concluded this was a no go from a wading perspective. However, the character of the river may be quite different when perched in a canoe. There are probably nice, deep seams in the middle or on the other shore that hold plenty of smallies.
All we can say is that if you go here, don't wade, do canoe.
Bottom Line: No canoe, no go
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Hard to Find
Remember to refer to my rating explanations - these are based on what I look for - so RED for Physical Fitness translates to easy physically - you do not need to be in shape to fish this section. I prefer terrain that is tough to get into and out of.
Not much to base the ratings on. I know there are bass here. Not much to look at for scenery, easy to find, plenty of other folks hanging around. I'll bring the canoe next time.
Big and broad
John working the channel
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