Coles Point Marina is a short boat ride away from some of the best trophy rockfishing on the planet! During the Spring Spawn and Fall Run striped bass can be caught throughout the lower Potomac River using a variety of methods. Plenty of folks at the marina fish and might share some secrets if you ask nice. Coles Point Marina is ideally situated just 18 miles from the Chesapeake Bay – the largest estuary in the United States.
The tidal Potomac River offers some of the best fishing, crabbing and shellfishing in the region. You never know what you might catch in this region like these redfish below caught in a tributary on the lower Potomac!
The Potomac not only provides quality fish but serves as the state boundary line between Maryland and Virginia. It is important to know where you are fishing to make sure you have a fishing license. The Potomac River Fisheries Commission (Commission) is the Maryland-Virginia bi-state regulatory authority for fishery matters in the mainstem tidal Potomac River from Washington, DC to the Chesapeake Bay.
Read more about this on the Potomac River Fisheries Commission webpage.
2014 Size & Possession Limits:
• Potomac River Angler’s Club (PRAC) Message Board – Message board members are mostly locals fishing the lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay. Very helpful fishing information available here. http://prac.proboards.com
• Saltwater Tides for the Potomac River – Site shows tides, moon phases etc. http://www.saltwatertides.com/dynamic.dir/potomacsites.html