chesapeakecarper said:I used to live in Ellicott City for a while and fished all along that section. Yea...super smallmouth water on ultra light, got some big ass 'gills, the odd left over trout, carp in the pool above Daniels dam. We used the railroad tracks as a trail and water access. I met a few wiley fellas fly roddin' for carp up there too...superb under rated water and gorgeous to boot!
I love accounts in the book Patapsco; Baltimore's River of History and on other forums detailing how Elkridge used to be a shipping port in colonoial times. Big sailing ships coming up there, and turning for the downriver trek. Amazing stuff.Tommy Robinson said:I work in Elkridge and pass the river everyday. It's really changed alot over the years.
I grew up fishing in the deep south so im not used to fishing up here yet. i also live walking distance to some parts of the patapsco river on the bmore county side. If yall have any tips or tricks to get me going, it would be greatly appreciated! i have fished a few lakes in the state for bream (panfish or whatever they're called up here) and was pretty successful. thing is, i'd love to get on those sm bass and cats.I've been fishing that river since 1950 for SM bass & cats so I know a little about it. The river just about ran through my back yard. I think I've fished every inch of that water from the Viaduct North to Daniels and back again. Anything in particular you want to know other than my favorite 1/4 mi. stretch where the bubba SM bass live.
Hahahaha I kno that spot!!!! I've walked it many times if you been up there recently with all the rain that came through it dug out some nice holes and pockets so I've been working on my river and stream reading which I found out today is very similar to beach reading!Tommy - You're getting awefully close to my secret spot when you mentioned the RT 70 overpass. You've got to walk the tracks to get there. Lots of copperheads along there also. Also I thought I was the only fool out there sucker fishing in the winter. Red wiggler worms are the best bait for them. My compost heap has tons of them and it stays warm and productive all winter. I'd venture to say that most guys on the board have never seen a sucker. Winter is the only time of year they are worth eating - no worms in them. Some of those suckers were 16" - 18", good wintertime catch.
I haven't fished the river at all this year because of a bad hip and the amount of walking required. I'm having the hip replaced next month so next
Spring I should be good to go. Maybe we can get together then and I can show you my spot if you promise not to tell anyone and release any bass you catch. It sounds as though you're quite familiar with the river so I'm sure you've fished throught my favorite section.
Dude your in probably the best spot for fresh water fishing. You got the patapsco in your back yard pretty much, the little, middle and patuxent river are a stones throw away. Maybe about a 15 min drive. Go west and you have liberty reservoir, north your have loch raven and pretty boy reservoir, plus all of the gunpowder, and little gunpowder rivers. Everything is within a 30 min radius driving.I grew up fishing in the deep south so im not used to fishing up here yet. i also live walking distance to some parts of the patapsco river on the bmore county side. If yall have any tips or tricks to get me going, it would be greatly appreciated! i have fished a few lakes in the state for bream (panfish or whatever they're called up here) and was pretty successful. thing is, i'd love to get on those sm bass and cats.
thanks in advance!