Now in our 25th year!
Founded in 1988 and now in its 25th year, the Potomac River Smallmouth Club (PRSC) is the Washington D.C. area's leading river fishing and conservation organization. We promote catch and release angling for smallmouth bass, support conservation organizations and agencies, publish a monthly newsletter, present monthly programs with guest speakers, and organize river trips for our members. ...more
Membership Night 2013 is in the can, the awards have been announced and it's time to focus on the holidays.
As a special feature this year we were entertained by Shawn Kimbro's guitar playing, joke telling and singing. Shawn is a delightful entertainer and added a new dimension to the event. We hope he will return at some point for a repeat performance.
John Lipetz is stepping down as president. Many thanks to John for stepping in to fill the opening left when Steve Moore unexpectedly had to move away before his term was complete. Steve Kimm was elected president. If you've ever been on a club trip run by Steve you know he runs a tight ship and the club is in excellent hands under his direction. Other officers elected/re-elected were:
Kristen Sorensen - Vice President
Jamie Gold - Treasurer
Dave Lockard - Secretary
Jack Cook announced winners of the fishing contest and even made up a new category or two. See the fishing contest results heading on this page.
Randy Chandler won the Sanford Cup for picking up the most trash (aside of course from Herschel Finch who, as Conservation Chair is ineligible for the award).
Watch for the January Buzz for more on Membership Night and next year's activities.
Good news about the Rapp
John Odenkirk of the VA DGIF provided this update on October 23:
Last year, fall SMB samples were inhibited by extraordinary hydrilla beds above Fredricksburg. We knew we had some great year classes back in the early to mid 2000s, and we knew that recent year classes had not been good. his, combined with an increasing LMB population, looked to have SMB in a bit of a predicament. Great news is that it looks like we just missed them last year due to poor sampling conditions – this year looks to be the best size structure EVER (that’s about 20 years for me) on this river. Bad news is that this year class was nearly a complete failure (which we’ll pay for in a bit), but for now, the big fish are there!! Now – target mid channel deep holes (most fish were in 6 to 10 feet with none to speak of on the banks). Please see attached photo with River Road (Fredricksburg) in background. There were many fish like the ones I’m holding….
John Odenkirk of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries holds three nice smallmouth that turned up in a recent sampling of the Rappahannoc (see note under Conservation Alerts).