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 Welcome to the Boathouse at Fletcher's Cove in Washington, DC

Fletcher’s Boathouse on the Potomac River is open from early March through the Fall.  We rent rowboats, kayaks, canoes and bicycles; we sell fishing licenses, bait, tackle and refreshments.

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Annual Family and Youth Casting Call - May 16-18

Stop by Fletchers Boat House this weekend from 10am to 3pm for the annual Family and Youth Casting Call and take part in ?#?KidstoParks? Day! All the tools and training necessary will be provided for families to catch fish in the C&O Canal. Volunteer instructors will teach safety and basic fishing techniques to all children present and sponsors will supply the bait and tackle for the day’s event. Kids can learn about nature and even earn a Junior Ranger badge from the National Park Service Junior Rangers!
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RIVER RENTALS FOR ALL BOATS, INCLUDING KAYAKS & CANOES, ARE NOW AVAILABLE

May brings us a new set of opportunities with the opening of striper season on the 16th

(For angling regulations in the District of Columbia, including those for striped bass, go to ddoe.dc.gov). Schoolies are showing up now as the larger rockfish move downstream. This week, numerous feisty stripers have been caught by shad anglers on their larger darts. Our little tackle shop has a selection of lures that are good choices for both fresh and saltwater bass.
Fishing Reports on the Potomac River at Fletcher's Cove Boathouse

"An Immovable Feast" ...

Old friends add flavor to an annual fish fry by Bill Heavey
(credit to www.fieldandstream.com and A Sportsman's Life)
"An Immovable Feast" ...

NEWS & VIDEOS Fletcher's Cove ...

What's all the fuss about? Watch for yourself fishing videos, kids fishing at Fletcher's as well as well as our Annual Youth Casting Call.
KidFriendly DC fishing at Fletchers Cove Boathouse

I'm always happy to get interesting fishing photos from visitors to Fletcher's Cove ...

especially ones with kids. One of the summer's beauties came from regular angler Matt Murtha, who sent three photos of stripers, walleyes and catfish. Here is what Matt had to say…
Fishing Season at Fletchers Cove

 
 

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