NATIONAL BASS ​GUIDE SERVICE​​

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Fish the country's top largemouth bass fishery, the historic and scenic
​Potomac River. View the Nation's Capital from the water. Full or half day trips.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We try to answer any question that has to do with National Bass Guide Service or fishing in general. Here are a few that we get a lot.
DO YOU GUARANTEE FISH?
No one can do that, or should. We guarantee that we will do our best to make sure you have the opportunity to catch fish and to have a good time while learning all we can show you. Your own personal skill-level and the attitude of the fish will dictate how well you do. We believe that if you give a person a fish they will eat for a day, but if you teach them how to fish, they fish a lot more and skip a bunch of meals.​
WHERE DO YOU FISH?
We fish the tidal Potomac River, which includes Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. There is a 60 mile stretch that we fish not including the other creeks and tributaries along the Potomac. We fish the same areas as the pros do when visiting the Potomac. This diverse fishery can accommodate all skill levels. The Potomac offers excellent topwater action, while also providing challenging deep and shallow structure fishing. We can teach you to use just about any bait. Most of our spots are just minutes from the ramps. We use ramps very close to Washington, DC, Crystal City, and Alexandria. For your convenience, we can also meet you at other ramps along the river in Maryland and Virginia.
DO YOU OFFER SANDWICHES?
No, we do not. We are not licensed with the health department to offer or sell prepared food. We have an on board cooler to keep your food and beverages cool while we fish.

CAN WE KEEP OUR FISH?
We practice catch and release as part of our conservation effort. If you would like to have a fish mounted, we have a taxidermist who can do a replica mount, and ship it to you when it is completed. A replica looks like the real thing, and often lasts longer. If you want to eat fish, there are other species that are better eating than bass, like catfish, which we will allow you to keep. Keeping snakeheads is also encouraged! They are a GREAT eating fish!

DO YOU OFFER CORPORATE OR LARGE GROUP TRIPS?
Yes, please contact us to discuss. We can even set up a competition for your group.

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