Potomac River

Potomac River, Virginia

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The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay through northern Virginia. With it’s vast river system the Potomac River is the fourth largest river on the east coast. Many tournaments are fished along the Potomac River as well as a perfect place for recreation.

The river forms part of the borders between Washington, D.C. and Virginia on the left descending bank and Maryland and Virginia on the river’s right descending bank. The entire lower Potomac River is part of the State of Maryland, with the exception of a small tidal portion within the District of Columbia. Except for a small portion of its headwaters in West Virginia, the North Branch Potomac River is considered part of Maryland to the low water mark on the opposite bank. The South Branch Potomac River lies completely within the state of West Virginia except for its headwaters, which lie in Virginia.

Both smallmouth and largemouth bass can be caught from the Potomac River as well as crappie, catfish, bluegill, and several salt water species closer to the Chesapeake Bay.