Ken Penrod's Mid-Atlantic Fishing Report

Week Ending May 12, 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 12, 2024
LOU Fish of the Week
Largemouth: Lou Romano
Crappie: Lynne Miller
Ken Penrod 20-Inch Smallmouth Club
For Clients catching a smallmouth of 20 inches & up or 5 Pounds and more.
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Ken Penrod Potomac River Largemouth Club
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SUSQUEHANNA & JUNIATA RIVERS, PA: ***; 70s; 5.8 at Harrisburg going to 6.9 by Monday; 9.9 at Newport on the Juniata (5 foot jump),
The river needed some maintenance rain and it happened. That color isn’t a bad thing and there is still plenty to fish. Topwater lures keep you smiling but spinnerbaits tubes and Campground tubes are solid.
The Juniata took a hit with a five foot jump so let it settle a while. I’m predicting one more spawn period so look to the full moon (23rd) week.
TIDAL POTOMAC RIVER: ***; 70s; good color;
It was a perfect week to begin my 2024 Tidal pursuit with great tides; low barometer; cloudy skies, light winds and hungry bass.
I worked the upper tidal sectors and found fish in all the old familiar places—and I saw one other boat all week.
My “slow-down & fish” curriculum was spot on everywhere and spinning tackle with 8 pound test mono convinced everyone that took up space on my boat.
Campground tubes (purple tail and KP Rose) on 1.8th ounce RAB jig heads; Case Magic Stik on 3/0 hook in green pumpkin/gold; Case Magic Swim on 3/16 ounce RAB Swim Jig Heads were the bullets for my spinning attack but I use Ardent baitcasting and 15# test mono for my Penrod spinnerbaits and Big Shakeys by Big Mouth Lure Company.
Suggested areas include: DC Channel and Marinas; Piscataway Creek; Pomonkey Creek; Occoquan channel shoal; Coves near mouth of Mattawoman and Chickamuxen.
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

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