Conservation Alerts

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: 5/20/2015 @ 7:30 PM
Program: Jeff Little
Location: Vienna Fire Station, 400 Center St. South, Vienna, VA
Doors open at 7:00

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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 

Jeff Little returns to talk smallmouth fishing

By Bill Amshey, PRSC program chair
Jeff Little, past President of the Potomac River Smallmouth Club and owner of Blue Ridge Kayak Fishing LLC, will be speaking to the Club at our May 20th meeting. He has taught river smallmouth patterns many ways over the last 15 years, including kayak fishing classes, authoring a book, writing for publications such as Kayak Angler and Kayak Fish Magazines, and producing a DVD series that includes season by season tactics for river smallmouth.

Jeff’s recent videography has been feeding a subscription-based channel, called Tight Line Junkie Journal. The site includes pattern information on much more than river smallmouth. His recent foray into the striped bass fishery of the Chesapeake Bay is also showcased on the channel.

To speed up his own learning curve, and pass on valuable knowledge to viewers, Jeff has recruited guest experts, including Shawn Kimbro, Alan Battista, Joe Raymond, and Juan Veruete, among other fishery experts.

Many other species are featured on the Tight Line Junkie Journal, including tidal blue catfish, yellow perch, reservoir and tidal largemouth, and northern snakehead.

But Jeff plans on focusing on his all-time favorite--river smallmouth--when he speaks to the Club. Pulling from a recent feature article he wrote and photographed for Kayak Fish Magazine, he will present his favorite patterns for each season, showing the right baits, rods and reels, and presentations for each seasonal top pattern.

Jeff can be contacted at:  Blue Ridge Kayak Fishing, C/O Jeff Little, 2703 Rowe Rd, New Windsor, MD 21776. His phone number is: 443-244-2592. His information-rich Website is: 


Don’t miss this information-packed presentation. The first time the author fished with Jeff was on the Juniata River many years ago. Of all the guys on the trip, Jeff was the only one in a kayak; the rest of us being in aluminum canoes. (Hard to believe, but true!)  I think Jeff that day started the Club membership in the direction of kayak fishing. You do not want to miss Jeff’s talk!