Guide To Fishing The Potomac River
AKA: The Potomac
A virtual fish factory, The Potomac River runs the western border of the district, from north to south. This DC section of the river has nearly 50 miles of shoreline, with access for boating at several boat launch ramps located on both the west and east side of the river.
Fishing enthusiasts are drawn here to fish for bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, sunfish, perch, muskie and striped bass. While there are no campgrounds nearby, there is plenty of lodging options in the area. There are plenty of park areas for fishing from the bank, but boats are the ideal way to locate the fish. Kayaks, canoes and all types of fishing boats can enhance your day of fishing. Potomac River fishing guides can help you locate fish as well as provide all the gear and expertise. Marinas, stores and restaurants are all convenient to enhance a day on the water.
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, white catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, green sunfish, longear sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, redbreast sunfish, white perch, yellow perch, striped bass and muskie on The Potomac River in Washington DC.
Primary fish species residing in The Potomac River
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
The Potomac River Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Today's Weather & Forecast
Fishing Boat Rentals
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Anacostia Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the river, east side, off Anacostia Drive, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Click here for a Washington DC Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
There are no RV parks or campgrounds at The Potomac in DC.
The Potomac River DC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
The Potomac River
National Mall and Memorial Parks
900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington, DC 20024
Fishing lakes in each state.
The Potomac River in Washington DC.
General Fishing Info
Information about fishing lakes in Washington DC
Fishing for bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, sunfish, perch, muskie and striped bass along the western border of DC.