Time To Catch Some Bass and Bluegill!
Come fish with us on Saturday, August 7, 2021
Starting at 9:00 am
Devilbiss Boat Ramp, Devilbiss Bridge Road, Thurmont, MD,
off Route 15 outside Frederick, MD
Join Kathy Harding and Norma Kawecki, two of our experts on the Monocacy River, who will be fishing there on 7 August starting at 9:00am. The fishing day will begin at 9:00 but it’s up to you how long you stay. Fish at your own pace.
The group will be meeting at the Devilbiss Boat Ramp, Devilbiss Bridge Road, Thurmont, MD, off Route 15 outside Frederick, MD. This part of the Monocacy River is fun for beginners and experienced anglers. Kathy and Norma will be showing participants some of their methods of catching fish in this location, including catching fish on the “swing.”
What To Bring
Participants are asked to bring their own fishing equipment, flies, lunch, snacks and plenty to drink. Please let Kathy know if you need to borrow fly fishing rods and reels from CWA. It will be very important to stay hydrated. Kathy will bring a jug of water for your refillable water bottles. Recommended equipment: 5wt or 6wt rod, 8.5 or 9 foot; 1 or 2 leaders (7.5 feet, 4X or 3X). Bead head olive woolly buggers have worked best in the past. Flies that have also worked nicely include black bead head woolly buggers, Golden Retrievers, poppers (white, black and chartreuse), grasshoppers, stimulators, and large caddis flies (size 12). Kathy will bring some extra flies if you need to purchase some ($1.00 each). Waders are optional since it will be warm this time of year but wading boots, old sneakers, or water shoes (closed toe) are suggested. Flip flops do not work and end up floating down the river. Sunscreen or a long sleeve shirt would be a good idea. Also, sunglasses, a hat, and bug spray are recommended. A wading staff is not necessary but may be helpful.
A chair would be a good thing to bring, too. It will be useful if you want to rest for lunch on the river. In addition, the Springfield Manor Distillery/Winery is close by just north on Route 15 near Thurmont, MD. Those who are interested can gather there after a day of fishing to enjoy a cool beverage. It may be crowded so you’ll want a chair.