Fishing on the Potomac: Cloudy Skies Keep Moving!


Fishing on the Potomac: Cloudy Skies Keep Moving!

By Steve Chaconas
Fishing on the Potomac

Cloudy skies might not be good for late summer picnics, but for bass, this should be a very good week for easy fishing!

Days are getting shorter, nights longer, and mornings cooler! It will be a week for versatility! NBC Ch. 4 meteorologist "Weather Kim" Martucci says, Mid to upper 60s will provide a cool start this week with daytime highs only getting to the upper 80s. This week will be dominated by clouds, with the sun returning on Friday for the weekend.

A topwater flurry might last all day if cloud cover lasts. With the lowest water earlier in the morning, louder baits like Lucky Craft Gunfish or G-Splash 80 poppers will work, but be prepared to abandon. Mid morning high tides will put fish on the bank. As topwater bites slow and the sun isnt fully out, chatterbiats in a variety of colors, from white to black along with Manns Baby 1-Minus will produce with long casts up close to the shore cover and over submerged grass. This will work better in clear water as fish can come from a distance to find lures and are more willing to move if the sun isnt too bright.

The best pattern under all conditions will be weightless stick worms. Here line is very important, GAMMA Edge Fluorocarbon allows these baits to sink to the bottom on 10-pound test! They can be rigged either Texas style or wacky. For the Texas rig, use Mustad Ultra Point Mega Bite 30 hooks. For wacky rigs, use either a 20 Mustad weedless wacky rig hook or a size 2 Mustad Octopus hook. Both are available in RED and recommended! A good soaking garlic Jacks Juice bait spray will get fish to hold on longer.

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WWE wrestler does Josh Norman's bow & arrow celebration in the ring

WWE wrestler does Josh Norman's bow & arrow celebration in the ring

Josh Norman's bow and arrow celebration isn't just a football thing anymore.

Committed Redskins fan Luke Harper, who is a pro wrestler in the WWE, brought out Norman's signature move inside the ring during a recent match. And he did his best to let Norman know about it afterward — as well as Roger Goodell. 

In a post on Twitter, Harper made sure not only to tag the Washington corner, but the NFL's main account, in hopes of drawing the eye of the commissioner. "I'll celebrate for ya," he wrote to Norman.

Also in that tweet is this video, which shows Harper's rendition of the celebration. It's pretty on the money:

Unlike Norman, it doesn't look like Harper was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct by the referee.


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Daniel Winnik loses part of his ear after taking puck to the head

Daniel Winnik loses part of his ear after taking puck to the head

There was a scary moment for Daniel Winnik in the Caps' 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday.

With the Caps clinging to a one-goal lead in the third period, Winnik went for the shot block but mistimed his dive. As his momentum carried his body, the shot ended up hitting him in the side of the head as he turned to try and protect his face.

Winnik stayed down for several seconds but was able to skate off under his own power. He even returned to the ice several minutes later and finished the game.

Following the game, head coach Barry Trotz provided an update.

"Trainers looked at him, he was just fine, he's missing a piece of his ear."

Trotz followed that by saying, "It's just a small piece."

Oh, well that's no big deal then. You can see Trotz's full comments in the video above.

There are moments in hockey that always make you realize how tough these guys are. Losing a part of your ear after taking a puck to the head? Yeah, that qualifies.

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