Fishing on the Potomac: Change in the weather!

Fishing on the Potomac: Change in the weather!

By Steve Chaconas
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Congratulations to MercuryTopwater Clothing Pro John Hutchins for winning the Everstart Tournament last week! This week fishing will be much better as water temperatures are cooling! Last week water was in the mid 80s. This week temperatures will fall to the upper 70s.

With a lot of sun, fish might be holding tighter to cover and a bit deeper! NBC Ch. 4 meteorologist "Weather Kim" Martucci says, A much cooler week with highs early in the week in the upper 70s and then warming to the low 80s by the weekend. Overnight lows in the upper 50s to around 60 by the weekend...light winds and sunshine all week!

The better tides for topwater bites will come earlier in the week with
low tides coming later in the morning and into the early afternoon by the end of the week. Buzzbaits and Walkers like Lucky Craft Gunfish. Poppers like Lucky Craft G-Splash will also work. Try light colors in clear water and darker bigger sizes in stained or choppy water.

After that, use moving baits early. Chatter jigs with green pumpkin skirts and green pumpkin Manns HardNose Flippin Craws as a trailer. Vary speeds to see what works. Manns Baby 1-Minus will work too! Here color will be important. In clear water, try some of the shad patterns. But crawfish patterns have been working very well in all water clarity.

As the tide falls and the sun comes up, fish edges of grass, deeper parts of docks and shoreline cover. As the sun gets high in the sky, bass will move to deeper edges. Chatter jigs and Manns Baby 1-Minus will still work, but when things get slow, go to Texas Rigged Mizmo tubes and stickworms.

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Josh Norman lifts and carries Odell Beckham in the endzone

Josh Norman lifts and carries Odell Beckham in the endzone

Things are already getting weird between Josh Norman and Odell Beckham Jr. 

On the Giants' second drive of the game, Norman got into it with Beckham in the endzone. Though, it wasn't the kind of mugging the two engaged in last season. Instead, it was....well, see for yourself. 

Norman picked up Beckham and nearly carried him to the sideline. Yeah, very strange. Norman nearly hauled in an interception on the next drive, but was unable to haul it in. Hopefully we'll get more chances to see the two of them go at it. 

Check out our live blog of the game here

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Breeland out after suffering early ankle injury

Breeland out after suffering early ankle injury

In the opening minutes of the Redskins game in New York cornerback Bashaud Breeland left the field with an injury to his right ankle and he will not return. Redskins PR initially labeled Breeland as questionable to return, but have now downgraded his status to out.

As Breeland left the field, he was assisted by trainers and seemed to be putting little weight on his right leg.

The injury came on the Giants second possession of the game, where they would end up scoring a touchdown. The Redskins defense forced a Giants three and out to open the game but then Washington fumbled the punt and New York regained possession. 

It was an ominous start for the 0-2 Redskins, as New York quickly produced points off the turnover. Also an ominous start for Breeland, who despite a great training camp and preseason has struggled through two games for Washington.

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