This season, we will try to have outings to all of our favorite fishing venues in the mid-Atlantic region, including the Gunpowder, the Potomac, the Shenandoah, and the trout streams of Shenandoah National Park, western Maryland, and south central Pennsylvania.  We want your suggestions and requests for outings, and we will do our best to make them happen.  
Please direct questions and suggestions to: John Graebner at or phone him at 202-251-0479.


Each Spring, beginning about mid-March, depending on when the fish show up, the Chapter publishes email reports on the status of the shad run in the area, particular as it develops on the Potomac River at Fletcher's Cove in DC. 
These reports are emailed only to those requesting them. If you wish to receive these reports and did NOT receive them last year, 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 2015; you are already subscribed. Six reports were emailed to subscribers in 2015.

See you next year!    

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.

As I write this, Indian summer is lingering , so there is still time to enjoy warm water fishing. If you go trout fishing, please avoid disturbing redds created by spawning fish. In the mid-Atlantic region, we occasionally get a mild winter. The effects of the predicted el Niño are problematic, and we could get lucky. If the coming winter is especially warm, we will schedule trout fishing outings in the early months of 2016.
In November, Chapter members will receive a request for an annual contributions to support donations to the Friends of Fletcher's Cove, Project Healing Waters, the TU Youth Camp, the Conococheague Creek restoration in Adams County, PA, and Trout in the Classroom that are not supported directly with TU dues.  
Your generous contributions also make it possible for us to sponsor outing, and provide Internet communications through our website  and emails, now available in a mobile-friendly format.

November is also the month when our annual Steelhead trip to the Lake Erie tributaries will take place on the weekend of November 20th through 22nd.  The trip is fully subscribed now, but if a vacancy would open up at the last minute, we will publicize it immediately.  
Finally, we are having our annual Holiday Party on December 12 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at the Irish Inn at Glen Echo in Bethesda.  You will receive emails about this event that will feature libations, food, and a talk by Chesapeake Bay and Gunpowder guide 
Jeff Lewatowski.  The cost is $35 per person and the emails feature an RSVP link and PayPal button to make it easy to sign up. 

Tight lines,

Updated 10 November 2015 by TOM

Chapter Meetings
The next regular Chapter meeting will be on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, featuring James Harris, guide and proprietor of the Beaver Creek Fly Shop, who will give us the scoop on Beaver Creek and other waters in the area.
Please check our Meetings Page for a list of monthly meeting speakers and topics.


The fall 2015 steelhead trip is scheduled for November 20--22. The cost is $550 which includes lodging, some meals, and guides with tip.  The trip is now fully subscribed, but check with our Outings Chair, John Graebner to see if a spot opens up

Last year was terrific. Everybody caught multiple fish. There’s only room for six and we need a $100 deposit. It’s about a five hourdrive, but as you can see, the fish are big:​


On My Mind This Month

November 2015

Tom Mann, President NCC-TU