SOME GOOD FISHING SPOTS IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

S.NoFishing SpotGeographical RegionCounty NameFish Species
1.Tidal BasinEast Potomac ParkDistrict of ColumbiaLargemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Atlantic Bonito, American Eel, Longnose Gar, Yellow Perch, White Merlin, Alewife, Northern Pike, Sawfish (all species), Bluegill, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Striped Bass, Common Carp, Northern Snakehead and more…
2.Fletcher’s CoveNorthwestDistrict of ColumbiaLargemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Atlantic Bonito, American Shad, American Eel, Atlantic Angel Shark, Basking Shark, Bigeye Sandtiger Shark, Hickory Shad, Blueback Herring, West Indian Manatee, Longnose Gar, Yellow Perch, Blue Merlin, Chain Pickerel, Walleye, White Merlin, Alewife, Northern Pike, Sawfish (all species), Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Striped Bass and more…
3.Anacostia ParkAnacostia RiverDistrict of ColumbiaLargemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Atlantic Bonito, American Eel, Longnose Gar, Yellow Perch, White Perch, White Bass, Blueback Herring, White Merlin, Alewife, Northern Pike, Sawfish (all species), Blue Merlin, White Merlin, Basking Shark, Bigeye Sandtiger Shark, Chain Pickerel, Northern Pike, American Shad, Hickory Shad, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Striped Bass, Common Carp, Northern Snakehead and more…
4.C&O CanalNorthwestDistrict of ColumbiaLargemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, White Crappie, Channel Catfish, Common Carp, American Shad, Striped Bass (Rockfish), Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Yellow Perch, Redbreast Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Common Carp, Longnose Gar, American Eel, Gizzard Shad, White Perch, Bowfin, Blue Catfish, Flathead Catfish.
5.Potomac River (along the banks)SouthwestDistrict of ColumbiaLargemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass (Rockfish), Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, White Perch, American Shad, Hickory Shad, Yellow Perch, Common Carp, Bowfin, Chain Pickerel, Bluegill, Black Crappie, White Crappie, Longnose Gar, Gizzard Shad, Alewife, Threadfin Shad, American Eel.
6.Hains PointEast Potomac ParkDistrict of ColumbiaLargemouth Bass, Striped Bass (Rockfish), Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, White Perch, Yellow Perch, American Shad, Hickory Shad, Common Carp, Chain Pickerel, Bluegill, Black Crappie, White Crappie, Gizzard Shad, Alewife, Threadfin Shad, American Eel, Longnose Gar, Bowfin, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Flathead Catfish, Muskellunge (Muskie), Northern Pike, Brown Bullhead, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Rock Bass, Yellow Bullhead, Golden Shiner.
7.Kenilworth Park & Aquatic GardensNortheastDistrict of ColumbiaLargemouth Bass, Striped Bass (Rockfish), Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, White Perch, Yellow Perch, American Shad, Hickory Shad, Common Carp, Chain Pickerel, Bluegill, Black Crappie, White Crappie, Gizzard Shad, Alewife, Threadfin Shad, American Eel, Longnose Gar, Bowfin, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Flathead Catfish, Muskellunge (Muskie), Northern Pike, Brown Bullhead, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Rock Bass, Yellow Bullhead, Golden Shiner, Grass Carp, Bowfin
8.Rock Creek ParkNorthwestDistrict of ColumbiaLargemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Chain Pickerel, Common Carp, Creek Chub, Fallfish, Longnose Dace, Central Stoneroller, Rosyface Shiner, Blacknose Dace, Fathead Minnow, Eastern Blacknose Dace, Eastern Mudminnow, Redbreast Sunfish, Bluehead Chub, White Sucker, American Eel, Green Sunfish, Redfin Pickerel, Spottail Shiner, Golden Shiner, Tessellated Darter, Brook Trout
9.Washington ChannelSouthwestDistrict of ColumbiaLargemouth Bass, Striped Bass (Rockfish), Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, White Perch, Yellow Perch, American Shad, Bluegill, Black Crappie, White Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Common Carp, Gizzard Shad, Alewife, Threadfin Shad, American Eel, Longnose Gar, Bowfin, Redbreast Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Flathead Catfish, Muskellunge (Muskie), Northern Pike, Brown Bullhead, Redear Sunfish, Rock Bass, Golden Shiner, Atlantic Croaker.
10.Gravelly PointSouthwestArlington County, VirginiaLargemouth Bass, Striped Bass (Rockfish), Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, White Perch, Yellow Perch, American Shad, Bluegill, Black Crappie, White Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Common Carp, Gizzard Shad, Alewife, Threadfin Shad, American Eel, Longnose Gar, Bowfin, Redbreast Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Flathead Catfish, Muskellunge (Muskie), Northern Pike, Brown Bullhead, Redear Sunfish, Rock Bass, Golden Shiner, Atlantic Croaker.
11.Jones Point ParkSouthwestAlexandria, VirginiaLargemouth Bass, Striped Bass (Rockfish), Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, White Perch, Yellow Perch, American Shad, Bluegill, Black Crappie, White Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Common Carp, Gizzard Shad, Alewife, Threadfin Shad, American Eel, Longnose Gar, Bowfin, Redbreast Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Flathead Catfish, Muskellunge (Muskie), Northern Pike, Brown Bullhead, Redear Sunfish, Rock Bass, Golden Shiner, Atlantic Croaker.
12.Roosevelt IslandPotomac RiverArlington County, VirginiaLargemouth Bass, Striped Bass (Rockfish), Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, White Perch, Yellow Perch, American Shad, Bluegill, Black Crappie, White Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Common Carp, Gizzard Shad, Alewife, Threadfin Shad, American Eel, Longnose Gar, Bowfin, Redbreast Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Flathead Catfish, Muskellunge (Muskie), Northern Pike, Brown Bullhead, Redear Sunfish, Rock Bass, Golden Shiner, Atlantic Croaker.
13.Kingman IslandAnacostia RiverDistrict of ColumbiaLargemouth Bass, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, White Perch, Yellow Perch, American Shad, Bluegill, Black Crappie, White Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Common Carp, Gizzard Shad, Alewife, Threadfin Shad, American Eel, Longnose Gar, Bowfin, Redbreast Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Flathead Catfish, Brown Bullhead, Redear Sunfish, Golden Shiner, Atlantic Croaker, Striped Bass (Rockfish), Northern Snakehead.
14.Fort Dupont ParkSoutheastDistrict of ColumbiaLargemouth Bass, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, White Perch, Yellow Perch, American Shad, Bluegill, Black Crappie, White Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Common Carp, Gizzard Shad, Alewife, Threadfin Shad, American Eel, Longnose Gar, Bowfin, Redbreast Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Flathead Catfish, Brown Bullhead, Redear Sunfish, Golden Shiner, Atlantic Croaker, Striped Bass (Rockfish), Northern Snakehead.
15.Fort Slocum ParkNorthwestDistrict of ColumbiaLargemouth Bass, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, White Perch, Yellow Perch, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Gizzard Shad, Alewife, American Eel, Bowfin, Redbreast Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Brown Bullhead, Redear Sunfish, Golden Shiner, Atlantic Croaker, Striped Bass (Rockfish).
16.Boundary ChannelSouthwestArlington County, VirginiaLargemouth Bass, Striped Bass (Rockfish), Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, White Perch, Yellow Perch, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Gizzard Shad, Alewife, American Eel, Bowfin, Redbreast Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Brown Bullhead, Redear Sunfish, Golden Shiner, Atlantic Croaker.
17.Blue Plains OutfallSouthwestDistrict of ColumbiaLargemouth Bass, Striped Bass (Rockfish), Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, White Perch, Yellow Perch, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Gizzard Shad, Alewife, American Eel, Bowfin, Redbreast Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Brown Bullhead, Redear Sunfish, Golden Shiner, Atlantic Croaker.
18.Fort Circle ParksVarious locationsDistrict of ColumbiaLargemouth Bass, Striped Bass (Rockfish), Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, White Perch, Yellow Perch, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Gizzard Shad, Alewife, American Eel, Bowfin, Redbreast Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Brown Bullhead, Redear Sunfish, Golden Shiner, Atlantic Croaker
19.Anacostia Riverwalk TrailVarious locationsDistrict of ColumbiaLargemouth Bass, Striped Bass (Rockfish), Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, White Perch, Yellow Perch, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Gizzard Shad, Alewife, American Eel, Bowfin, Redbreast Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Brown Bullhead, Redear Sunfish, Golden Shiner, Atlantic Croaker, Northern Snakehead
20.Georgetown Waterfront ParkNorthwestDistrict of ColumbiaLargemouth Bass, Striped Bass (Rockfish), Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, White Perch, Yellow Perch, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Gizzard Shad, Alewife, American Eel, Bowfin, Redbreast Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Brown Bullhead, Redear Sunfish, Golden Shiner, Atlantic Croaker, Northern Snakehead.
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