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Sept. 30, 2010
Central/Southern Region including Tridelphia, Rocky Gorge, Prettyboy, Loch Raven and Liberty Reservoirs
Freshwater fishermen in the western region of the state are still seeing low water flows this week but fishing has been good for those trout fishermen who adapt. Alan Klotz sent in an Angler's Log about just such a trip with his son Kyle; be sure to check it out. Alan holds a nice rainbow trout he caught and released from the Youghiogheny River.
Fisheries biologist John Mullican reports that river levels in the upper Potomac are still low but fishing for smallmouth has been good. Grass continues to be thick and John mentions that weedless lures are very helpful in getting into the action.
Water temperatures in many of the largemouth bass waters in the state including impoundments and tidal rivers have been holding in the upper 70's due to the recent hot weather. In most areas largemouth bass are still clinging to a summer mode of behavior; which often equates to loafing in the shade during the day and becoming active in the early morning and late evening hours. Slow rolled spinnerbaits have been a top producer for fishermen lately with small crankbaits and soft plastic creature baits a close second.