Fishing in DC

Washington, D.C. offers great fishing opportunities to all anglers. Purchase your fishing license today, and go fishing to a spot near you.

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Top Fishing Spots in District of Columbia

Anacostia Reservoir
The Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. is a great place to indulge in some recreational fishing and boating activities.
Anacostia River
Enjoy some fishing in one of D.C.’s largest recreational areas.
Fletcher’s Cove
Fletcher’s offers rowboat, kayak, and bike rentals, and some of the best seasonal shad fishing on the east coast.
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Common Catches in District of Columbia

Striped Bass
Striped Bass
To most freshwater anglers, the striped bass is a very important game fish is relatively new. The striped bass closest freshwater relatives are the white bass, the yellow bass, and the white perch.
American Shad
American Shad
The American shad is highly regarded as a game fish and can be found predominantly in the southern states of U.S.
White Perch
White Perch
Despite its common name, the white perch is actually a bass and a close relative of the white bass and the striped bass.
Largemouth Bass
Largemouth Bass
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish in the U.S. Learn more about how you can identify a largemouth bass, where to catch it and what bait and lures to use.
Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
The smallmouth bass is the second largest member of the sunfish family attaining a weight of almost 12 lb.
Walleye
Walleye
The walleye is a wide-ranging, North American species that occurs virtually everywhere on the mainland.

District of Columbia Fishing Tips And Information

River Fishing Tips & Techniques

River Fishing

Get fishing tips, techniques and more to enjoy the best freshwater fishing in rivers.

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How to Fly Fish: A Beginner's Guide

How to Fly Fish

This unique entry among fishing methods is easy to learn. Learn how to start fly fishing.

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Lakes & Ponds for Freshwater Fishing

Lake & Pond Structures

Learn the importance of structures for the best freshwater fishing in lakes and ponds.

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