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 Park
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.

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.
American Shad
American Shad
The American shad is highly regarded as a game fish and its white, flaky flesh supports a considerable commercial fishery.
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.
Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
There is no doubt that the smallmouth bass rivals the largemouth in popularity.
Walleye
Walleye
The walleye is a wide-ranging, North American species that occurs virtually everywhere on the mainland.

Types of Fishing in District of Columbia

Streams & Rivers

Streams & Rivers

River & stream fishing means knowing where the water is moving, and how fish behave in it.

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Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is fun, relaxing and easy to learn. Learn how to start fly fishing today.

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Lake & Pond Structures

Lake & Pond Structures

Learn about the structures in lakes and ponds. Learn where to find fish, tips and more.

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