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Thread: Heron Island Bar - Lower Potomac 07/16/17

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    Default Heron Island Bar - Lower Potomac 07/16/17

    Fished Heron Island Bar ( 1.25 M, NE of St. Clements Island MD - Potomac River) Area was covered with shorts, but managed a couple keepers 23" -24". Absolutely insane amount of perch if you wanted them. They bit all day. (Like the flies - what was that all about) When the tide is right you can get out of your kayak and walk along the bar that is mostly shells.

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    those live shells? cool area, thanks for sharing

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    Just shells Jet.
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    Just don't forget that they caught two 8' bull sharks not far from there a few years ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeaveToo View Post
    Just don't forget that they caught two 8' bull sharks not far from there a few years ago
    Be a real killjoy having one of those things swim up on you. I have enough problems with jellyfish.
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    Hopefully you'd see it far enough away to see a shark in that shallow depth of water.

    Seems like a REALLY cool place to visit via yak, reminds me of those vacation magazines with sand bars in the middle of the ocean.
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    I had a big bull shark swim by my kayak at the hot ditch discharge (Morgantown PEPCO generating plant) at the Harry Nice 301 Bridge four years ago...really, really close...like a couple of feet close...and the Heron Island (used to be an island) Bar can be really good with an outgoing moving tide...but as Big Mike and I can attest to...it can get really rough and choppy there in a hurry...
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    Ron, I agree and advise anyone that wants to fish St. Clements, Heron Bar area that it can get wild in a hurry... (The fetch, combined with fast currents, shallows surrounded by deep water etc,) …... Seen it go from mirror calm to time to go pretty fast.
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