Ken Penrod's Mid-Atlantic Fishing Report

Week Ending May 19, 2024

Penrod’s Fishing Reports

Captain Ken Penrod; Captain Dave Kerrigan; Captain Brian Barnes; Zak Marinkov
Ken Enshrined into National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame-Legendary Guide.
(Mailing Address) 1860 Robin Court, Lusby, MD 20657 <> 240-447-2206 <>
Fishing Report for Week Ending May 19, 2024
LOU Fish of the Week
Largemouth: John Ennis
\Largemouth: Ladies: Marissa
Catfish: Curtis Stonestreet

Ken Penrod 20-Inch Smallmouth Club
For Clients catching a smallmouth of 20 inches & up or 5 Pounds and more.
Sponsored by Ardent Outdoors, Riverfront Campground, Big Mouth Lure Company and The Cunningham Family
Current Leader: Sean Grow (21.5”)
Ken Penrod Potomac River Largemouth Club
For clients catching a Potomac bass 18 inches and longer
Sponsored by Lowrance Electronics, Big Mouth Lure Company and Ardent Outdoors

SUSUEHANNA & JUNIATA RIVERS, PA: ***; 70ish; some color; 5.6 at Harrisburg slowly falling; 5.7 at Newport slowly falling
It’s not often that the rivers have tis much water this late in May but that’s a good thing. Between Rockville Bridge and Montgomery Ferry anglers are scoring great with Big Mouth spinnerbaits, some topwater and the good ol’ Campground tube (available at Riverfro0nt Campground) but always have a Case Magic Swim on an RAB swim jig head–always. Remember, too, that Riverfront Campground rents boats and shuttles are available.
Xak Marinkov is available for some weekend dates and lots of dates for summer trips. Reach Zak at 717-447-2206. \
UPPER POTOMAC RIVER: ***; 70ish; some color and good water: 2.8 at Point of Rocks with a rise to 4.1 by Monday
I’m happy to report that the upper Potomac is quite productive these days and seldom used. Jason Penrod spent time at Lander where he fished both upstream and down with with a smile on. It’s tubes, Magic Stiks, Whopper Ploppers and Big Mouth spinnerbaits.
TIDAL POTOMAC RIVER: **; high 60s; traffic stain but clearish.
We struggled this week as bass were post spawn and not looking for chase-down foods yet. A good example is a 1785 boat tournament from Smallwood had 27 anglers with “0” bass to weigh.
We searched from Dc to Occoquan with nearly identical results.
Look for bass on drop-offs with crankbaits and tubes but move shallow if the sun is out. Our best producers have been tubes, Big Mouth vibrating jigs, Bog Mouth Penrod spinnerbait and Case Magic Stik.
United States Coast Guard Licensed Captains
Captain Ken Penrod (Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, Legendary Guide)
Susquehanna River, Juniata River, Tidal Potomac River, Eastern Shore Tidal Rivers;
Upper Potomac River; Stevenson Dam; Cameron County trout
Captain Dave Kerrigan, VP (301-252-5322)
Susquehanna River, Juniata River, Upper Potomac River, Tidal Potomac River
Captain Brian Barnes (302-745-4668)
Upper Chesapeake Bay, Tidal Potomac River, Nanticoke River, Choptank River, Wicomico River, Pocomoke River
Zak Marinkov (717-507-5053)
Susquehanna and Juniata Rivers in PA

2024 LOU Sponsors and Partners:
#lowrance; #ArdentOutdoors; #CasePlastics; #ZipperWorms; #Case Magic Swim; #CampgroundTubes; #RABjigheads; #Simms; #Costa: #Yeti; #RiverPro; (AlumaRyder-Captain Kerrigan); #RiverfrontCampground; #Ghost; #BigMouthLures