Ken Penrod's Mid-Atlantic Fishing Report

Week Endimng May 26, 2024

Ken 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 26, 2024
LOU Fish of the Week
Largemouth: Dave Beahm

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
Current Leader: John Ennis (18.75”)

SUSUEHANNA & JUNIATA RIVERS, PA: ***; 70ish; some color west side; 4.7 at Harrisburg and 5.2 at Newport
Guide Zak Marinkov reports (717-447-2206): This past week offered some excellent fishing with post spawn fish in the current eager to feed. The west shore had some nice color to it and big fish ate spinnerbaits, chatterbaits and crankbaits with consistency. The topwater action is hit or miss but if you locate the submerged water willow beds you can count on some fish laying on the downstream edges.

Don’t forget to book your summer trips—either half day AM or PM.
Father’s Day is coming up and wouldn’t he like a Gift Certificate for trophy smallmouth fishing?

LOOKING FOR HELP: I’m in need of a new jet lower unit for my 115 Yamaha. If anyone has one for sale or a new 115 or 150 jet, let me know.

TIDAL POTOMAC RIVER: *1/2; mid 70s; clear with traffic stain
It’s been a lot of years since I’ve given such a poor value to this river especially in MAY, but it’s been tougher than tough. I actually postponed some trips this week because of it. I’m guessing post spawn but even with that—it shouldn’t be so fickle.
Between DC and Po money Creek we still do best in the WWB vicinity with Case Magic Stiks and Campground tubes.
UPPER POTOMAC RIVER: **1/2; little color; 70ish;3 feet at Point of Rocks
Jason Penrod and Jay George report better than normal results between Seneca and Lander—and some nice bass to boot.
Case Magic Swims,.tubes, cranks and Big Mouth spinnerbaits.
NANTICOKE RIVER: * ½; low 70s; pretty dirty, post spawn syndrome.
Captain Brian Barnes fished here last week with results similar to my Potomac report.
This too will settle down. Keep at it.

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

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