Ken Penrod's Mid-Atlantic Fishing Report

Week Ending September 11, 2022 (I’ll Never Forget)

Ken Penrod’s LOU Fishing Reports for 2022
Our 41sth Year!

Ken is enshrined in to: The National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame as a
Legendary Guide.

Angler Alerts, Fishing Advice & Conservation Concerns.

Week Ending September 11, 2022

Mailing Address @ 1860- Robin Court, Lusby, MD 20657
Ken’s Cell @ 240-447-2206 (best way) Facebook. Twitter: @ken_penrod. Instagram. LinkedIn

Professional Guide Since 1982—USCG Licensed
We Wrote “The Books” on Regional Fishing.
Licensed, Drug Tested, Commercially Insured, Time Tested.

Expert Fishing Instructors for:
Tidal Potomac River <> Upper Potomac River <> Susquehanna River
Juniata River <> Upper Bay <> Eastern Shore Tidal Rivers
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“Look for the Food”
“Look for the Great Blue Herons”
TIDAL POTOMAC RIVER: **-***; <80; dying floating vegetation; Ranked 21st in northeast by Bassmaster Magazine Days are getting shorter quicker than temps are getting cooler—but it’s coming-just don’t over-react. That full moon was creating some big tides which took some of our favored areas away for a while—but the low tides were really low and well worth waiting for. I’m still liking DC even though vegetation is absent and bass are scattered. Catfish and rockfish were more abundant that smallmouth and largemouth but a bite is a bite. You could actually work the rip rap from Anacostia to Bolling and back all day but hit those rocks on the airport side too. The Case Magic Swim, Campground tube, Bomber 7-A cranks and Case Pin-Tail worms are solid. Looking for rockfish? Troll the 10-12 foot contour along Fort McNair with Rapala Thugs and Bomber 70As but cast Big Mouth spinnerbaits or Big Sheys to the shelf between the drop and the wall. Slow down. Next best stops should be: Fox Ferry Point; submersed barges by the bridge; Hog Island; Fort Washington Lighthouse dropoff; Pomonkey Creek interior; Pohick Bay wood on south side; Naval base intake structure. Mattawoman and vicinity het hammered every day but still produce as good as any in the system. Stay with those spatterdock plants as long as they live. Get ya some snakeheads from the matts and shallow wood on frogs or flukes. I also so the thick veggies at Marsh Island. UPPER POTOMAC RIVER: **; 2.2 at Point of Rocks with a few inch bump coming Wednesday; some color; mid 70s; NOTE: 2.2 isn’t much My only trip here this week was for geese and they were “high” and the bass were small but plentiful. It’s still quite clear and quite challenging if you try to go to areas one ‘‘farsee” to far. You simply can’t beat the Case Magic Stik, Pin Tail and Zipper Grub unless you have a good supply of Johnny Cunningham’s Campground tubes. You gotta try a Whopper Plopper or buzzbait in the morning. SUSQUEHANNA & JUNIATA RIVERS: **1/2; mid 70s; color some places and 4.2 at the Harrisburg measuring stick. 4.3 at Newport on the Juniata—not “Waneata.” The rise was welcomed by angler and inhabitants—just don’t get reckless. Butch Ward used to love this timeframe and it was his alone for years. Butch carried remnants of spinnerbait around to show everyone. Smallmouth bass just crush spinnerbaits—and that’s gearing-up now. Go to and get some. Johnny has a few in his campground store too. Remember, kit’s not too cold to get wet yet so consider one of Johnny’s float trips in rental boat with shuttle service to upriver starting points. <>
LOU Guides for 2022
Captain Ken Penrod: (National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame) Cell: 240-447-2206;; Facebook; LinkedIn; Instagram, Twitter @ken_penrod.
Tidal Potomac; Upper Potomac; Susquehanna River; Juniata River; Maryland Eastern Shore Tidal Rivers; George Stevenson Reservoir and trout streams in Cameron County, PA-near Sinnamahoning..
Captain Dave Kerrigan, VP of Smallmouth Operations @ 301-252-5322;

Captain Brian Barnes @ 302-745-4668,

Meet My/Our Partners.
The following are our sponsors and partners. Some are all encompassing within my group—and some are personal to the guide. All are valued.
RiverPro; Mercury; Lowrance Electronics; Ardent Outdoors; Big Mouth Lure Company; Yeti; Patagonia; Case Plastics; Kuiu; Simms Fishing; Costa; Power Pole; NRA; Zipper Worms; RAB Jig Heads; Campground Tubes; Riverfront Campground; AlumaRyder; (Dave Kerrigan); Guidefitters; NRA; Drake Waterfowl, Fishing Division; Maggie Penrod.
Ken Penrod Baitcasting Rods For Sale 7/7/22
Spinning Rods Soon.
Use Numbers Assigned for purchasing/discussion
$100 each—Reach Ken at 240-447-2206 or
Pick up at Ken’s Residence in Lusby, MD or meet if Possible
(1) Ardent Edge 6-6 MF
With Ardent C-Force 7;1
(2) Gator 6-6 M
With Shimano Curodo 200-ET
(3) Gator 6-6 M
With Ardent Grand 7.3:1
(4) Ardent Pro 7-4 MH
With Ardent Elite 6.5:1
(5) Gator 7-0 ML
With Shimano Curado CU-200 BSF
(6) Ardent Pro 7-6 M

(7) Gator 6-6 M
With Shimano Curado CU-200
(8) T. Allen 6-8 MHF
With Diawa Aggrest 100 HAS 7.3:1
(9) Gator 6-6 M
With Shimano Curado CU-200 BSF
(10) Ardent 7-0 M
With Shimano Croanarch SF 100SF
(11) Cabelas 6-0 M
With Quantum Burner 7.0:1
Order by number
Friends and Known-Persons only
(1) Italian 410, 3-inch, single shot: $250
(2) Winchester Model 12, 12 gage pump, 2 ¾” mod; $300
(3) Remington Arms/Browning 12 Ga semi: $200
(4) Stevens 20 gauge single shot, 2 ¾: ($200)
(5) Remington Youth Model 20 Ga pump: ($250)
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