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NCC-TU is planning these expeditions: 

May 13, Fly fishing 101 at Big Hunting Creek. Sponsor: Tom Mann 
June 3 & 4, Rapidan River at Graves Mountain Lodge. Sponsor tbd
June 24, Birch Run, recent stream restoration, picnic with Adams County PA TU
Mid-August, White Fly Hatch at Boiling Springs, PA with Tom Baltz. Sponsor tbd
September 9, Big Gunpowder Falls. Possible cocktail party. Sponsor: Dan Sheesley
November 18 & 19, Elk Creek steelhead trip to Girard, PA. Sponsor tbd
Possible additions are smallmouth fishing on the Shenandoah, and the Savage River.

We want your suggestions and requests for outings, and we will do our best to make them happen.  We need sponsors for these outing, too.  Contact John Graebner with suggestions and offers to sponsor outings, or phone him at 202-251-0479.



Each Spring the Chapter publishes email reports on the status of the shad run in the area, particularly as it develops on the Potomac River at Fletcher's Cove in DC. If you wish to receive these reports send an email from the address you want us to use to with "SHAD" in the subject line. No need to re-subscribe if you received these reports in 2016.
The National Capital Chapter of Trout Unlimited (NCC-TU) is a non-profit organization
established to protect, enhance, and restore coldwater fishing resources of North America,
particularly those in the Mid-Atlantic region.

May 10, 7:30pm

 Mark Kovach on
Potomac Smallmouth Fishing

The dean of Potomac River smallmouth bass fishing will give us a comprehensive overview on how to fish for the feisty "bronze back." This excellent presentation covers habits of the fish, where they lie in the river, lures to use for both fly and spinning, and presentation techniques. Mark operates a float guide service on the Potomac in the Harper’s Ferry area; bring your calendar - you may want to book a trip after you hear him.
We will meet at Rock Bottom Brewery
and Restaurant
The meeting will start  at 7:30pm with the program at about 8:00.  Join Mark for dinner at 6pm  or early for socializing before the meeting. Light food will be served. Cash bar.
NB: Last meeting of the summer. meetings resume in October.

You Fish When You Can 

April  2017

Tom Mann, President NCC-TU

Our April Chapter meeting will address the important topic of safety while fly fishing, something we don't necessarily think about.

Our speaker, Mike Abramowitz, is a veteran fisherman who ties flies, builds rods, and fishes from a kayak.  

Project Healing Waters: We recently sent an email announcing the possibility of our Chapter starting a new PHW program at the Washington VA Hospital.  Please contact us if you are interested in working on this.

Shad Fishing Season: According to Mark Binsted, the shad fishing season is back on track after some needed rain and warmer weather.   However, no fishing is ever a sure thing, and we now have to hope that the river doesn't get blown out by too much rain. Mark Binsted has put links to all of the information resources we need here in 2017 Shad Report #3 .

​Our regional trout streams are beginning to fish well now, so it's time to go out for trout, the true totem of our eponymous organization. 

Tight lines, 


Updated 26 April 2017 by MLS

Volunteers Always Needed:  

We welcome and seriously need people to serve on NCC-TU's Board of Directors and committees.  Please contact Tom Mann if you are willing to serve.