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North Branch GPS Map Download
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Save time! Download 84 GPS coordinates for 30 miles of the North Branch of the Potomac into your handheld GPS. 

Includes Google Earth kml data to provide a High Resolution overview of the river (discussion, picture (if appropriate), links to more info on the location, regulation, driving directions, etc).  GPS coordinates include access points, feeder streams, kayak/boat launch and the key fishing spots.

Site Transition Announcement
Friday, April 12, 2013

Announcing a shift in focus and location

Maryland Trout Fishing Locations
Monday, December 31, 2012

Virginia Trout Fishing Locations
Monday, December 31, 2012

Smallmouth Bass Locations (VA, MD, WV)
Monday, December 31, 2012

Largemouth Bass Locations (MD, VA)
Monday, December 31, 2012

Guidebook: Maryland Trout Fishing
Monday, November 21, 2011

This book is available in both traditional print and eBook formats.

277 pages, 551 pictures and 902 GPS coordinates take you to 100% of the stocked trout water in Maryland.  Includes coverage of the well known wild trout streams. Includes chapters on 'Blue Lining' to help you find your own wild trout water as well as distilling scientific studies on 'Stocked Trout Behavior' into plain english for practical application.

Reviewer: "Maryland Trout Fishing by Steve Moore is likely to be regarded as the 'Bible' for trout fishing in the State of Maryland.  This book is literally the most comprehensive collection of practical information regarding Maryland trout waters..."

Guidebook: Wade Fishing the Rappahannock River
Friday, January 07, 2011

This book is available in both traditional print and eBook formats.

196 pages, 252 pictures, 23 maps and 279 GPS coordinates take you to 24 different access points that cover approximately 42 miles of the smallmouth bass fishing heaven known as the "Rappahannock."

Coverage starts at the fall line near the US 1 Bridge in Fredericksburg and ends at Chester Gap on the fringe of the Blue Ridge.  Need to know how to hike into Snake Castle Rock? The book has extensive coverage of this and other out of the way places!

"Again, you did a great job on this book"

Guidebook: Wade Fishing the Rapidan River
Monday, November 01, 2010

This book is available in both traditional print and eBook formats.

181 pages, 248 pictures, 21 maps and 162 GPS coordinates take you to 18 different access points that cover approximately 34 miles of water on one of Virginia's premier rivers.

"I just bought your ebook and like your other two, it's a gem."
"The info in your books is the best! There is no other place one can find that kind of info in one single location."

"I finally got around to buying this eBook and it is simply amazing!  It would have taken me a lifetime of Saturday morning fishing to learn what you have coalesced into 181 pages."

Coverage starts at the Confluence with the Rappahannock and ends high in the Blue Ridge above the old presidential retreat at Camp Hoover.  Regardless of whether you fish for trout or smallmouth bass, you will find this book to be an invaluable reference that puts you on the 10% of the water that holds 90% of the fish!

Guidebook: Wade Fishing the Upper Potomac - Chain Bridge to Harpers Ferry
Friday, March 19, 2010

This book is available in both traditional print and eBook formats 

The book was "fact checked" by members of the Washington Area's top bass fishing clubs.  Comments include:

"I read your book today and it is excellent. I have been a guide on the Shenandoah and Potomac for more than 30 years and your descriptions from Brunswick to Harpers Ferry are excellent."

"Wow, what a treasure of information! What a treat to read. Thanks for doing this."

234 pages, 200+ pictures, 42 maps, and 45 tables document 57.3 miles of the Upper Potomac from Chain Bridge to the lip of Dam 3 above Harpers Ferry.  GPS coordinates, annotated maps, detailed discussion beyond the parking lot tells and shows you exactly where to go and what to expect. 

Guidebook: Fishing the North Branch of the Potomac
Friday, October 09, 2009

This book is available in both traditional print and eBook formats 

Formal review on the NORTH AMERICAN FLY FISHING FORUM: "I am a big fan of Guide Books and I find The CatchGuide eBook to be one of the best I have seen. It is a great tool and I can't even imagine the work that the Author put into publishing this eBook. I highly recommend it."

"I have been fly fishing for a while and can honestly say your book is the most useful and easy to read fly fishing guide book I have encountered."

This book has a tremendous amount of material that never made it onto the website.

190+ pages, 140+ pictures, 34 maps, and 61 tables document 30 miles of the North Branch from Westernport, MD through Wilson, WV.  GPS coordinates, annotated maps, detailed discussion beyond the parking lot tells and shows you exactly where to go and what to expect. 


Disclaimer and Warning: The contents of this site reflect the opinion of the author and you, the reader, must exercise care in the use and interpretation of this information. Fishing is a dangerous sport. You can slip and fall on rocks and sustain severe injury. You can drown. You can get hooks caught in your skin, face, eyes or other sensitive places. All sorts of bad things can happen to you when to go into the woods to visit the places documented here. Forests, streams and lakes are wild areas and any number of bad things can happen. You must make your own judgment in terms of acceptable behavior and risk and not rely on anything posted here.  Calibrated Consulting, Inc disclaims all liability and responsibility for any actions you take as a result of reading the articles on this site. If you do not agree with this, you should not read anything posted on this site.

Finally, access points may be different or restricted based on changes in property ownership since posting the original article. It is up to you to make sure you are fishing where it is legal.

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