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Ken Penrod's 
Pursuing River Smallmouth Bass
is available NOW!!!
This soft-cover, 170+ page book with 90 photographs and 26 graphics is the result of more than 40 years of extensive river smallmouth bass fishing by 20-year guide and legendary angler, Ken Penrod. 

To Order:
Send $25.00 to:
PPC Publications,
4708 Sellman Road, 
Beltsville, MD 20705
and specify "Ouchigon."

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The Upper Potomac River: Lander
The Potomac River is 358 miles long, beginning at a place called Fairfax Stone, just 500 yards inside West Virginia territory, and ending at/in the Chesapeake Bay. The river is owned by Maryland except for about 11.5 miles deeded to Washington, D.C. Only 108 miles of this famous drainage is tidal water while the balance is free flowing water—and a seemingly forgotten smallmouth bass fishery.

I wrote the book “Fishing The Upper Potomac River” in 1989 and it continues to sell well. While some of our fishing tactics have changed over the years, the geographic descriptions have not. The quality of the fishery dips and spikes over the years, because of spawn success/failure, climactic occurrences and contributing human abuse. Life under the surface of this river runs the gamut of extremes such as the severe drought in 2007 and 100-year floods in 1986.

I’ve been fishing this river since 1961 so I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly. There were years when we went several days without catching a bass and there were days when we caught more than one hundred. I dubbed 2000 as the finest smallmouth bass year of my 46-year history and now I’m claiming 2007 as my #2.


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