Conservation Alerts

Riverkeeper investigates coal ash ponds
The Potomac Riverkeeper has asked EPA to investigate Dominion’s handling of coal ash waste at Possum Point Power Plant. Read the press news release...

2014 State of the Nation's River Report: River Friendly Growth

Potomac Conservancy's 2014 State of the Nation's River report calls for urgent action to preserve local water quality in the face of rapid urbanization. The report takes a close look at emerging threats to the Potomac and offers common sense solutions for clean water. Download the report. 

Recent USGS Research

Fsh exposed to estrogenic endocrine-disrupting chemicals may have increased susceptibility to infectious disease. Read the Technical Announcement...

Jeff Kelble named president of Potomac Riverkeeper, Inc.

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Fishing Contest

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2014 Results

Section 1, Biggest Fish: George Moran, 20.5"
Section 1, Best 5 Fish: Dave Lockard - 84"
Section 2, Biggest Fish: Bill Pearl - 19"
Section 2, Best 5 Fish: Bill Pearl - 84.5"
Section 3, Biggest Fish: Wayne Tate - 20"
Section 3, Best 5 Fish: Bill Pearl - 84"
Largest on Fly: Wayne Tate - 20"
Best 5 fish on Fly: Randy Chandler - 75"
Largest by New Member: John Aucella - 19"
William Shriver Award: Bill Pearl - 176.5"
Grover Cleveland Award: George Moran - 20.5"

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Next Meeting

When: 7/29/2015 @ 7:30 PM (doors open at 7:00)
Program: Bruce Ingram
Location: Vienna Fire Station, 400 Center St. South, Vienna, VA

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Now in our 27th year!

Founded in 1988 and now in its 27th 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 

Bruce Ingram to discuss smallmouth fishing 

Author, sportsman, photographer, and conservationist Bruce Ingram will share his deep knowledge about fishing for smallmouth bass and engaging personality at the PRSC Club meeting on July 29. You can usually count on Bruce to sprinkle in lots of interesting and controversial viewpoints on sporting topics. 

When not teaching English in the Botetourt County, Virginia, school system, Bruce spends much of his time fishing, hunting, birding, and enjoying the great outdoors. He has been an outdoor writer/photographer since 1983.  His extensive knowledge is reflected in the many books he has published, including The James River Guide, The New River Guide, the Shenandoah River Guide and the Rappahannock River Guide.  One of Bruce's recent books, Fly and Spin Fishing for River Smallmouth, covers how to catch smallmouth on fly and spinning rods throughout the year, plus such topics as conservation easements, riparian zone creation/protection, taking kids fishing, canoe camping, birding by canoe, and much more.

Bruce's books on the James, New, Potomac, Shenandoah and Rappahannock Rivers cover a wide range of float trips available on these rivers, plus information on access points, rapids, fishing hot spots, and trip planning.  Basically, paragraph by paragraph, mile by mile, Bruce takes you on a trip down these rivers, so that when you go on your own trips, you will have a safe, productive fishing experience.  You’ll have the opportunity to purchase signed copies of Bruce’s books.

In addition to his books, Bruce has also placed some 2,100 articles in magazines and some 2,400 photos.  He regularly writes for such magazines as Virginia Wildlife, Wildlife in North Carolina, Whitetail Times, Turkey Country, Turkey & Turkey Hunting, Game and Fish Publications, and many others.  The Outdoor Writers Association of America has honored Bruce with six writing awards.

You can learn more about Bruce Ingram, as well as purchase his books, by visiting his web page.  For those of you able to attend the July meeting, this should be a very interesting and informative evening.  Bruce plans to speak on the new editions of his James and New River books, plus give an overview of the status of these two rivers’ smallmouth populations. And, of course, he won’t miss the opportunity to talk about his controversial research on lure color and what bass really can and cannot see color-wise.