Warm up to winter fishing!

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Warm up to winter fishing!

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By Steve Chaconas, Fishing on the Potomac

Tides will be low in the morning, high midday and falling later in the day. Fish are on drops in water 6 to 10 feet deep. Watch water temps, moving shallower when it gets over 45!

Water temperatures will reach 46, 41 to start the day. Water clarity up to 3 feet. NBC Ch. 4 meteorologist "Weather Kim" Martucci says, “A warm start to December, highs in the mid 60s. Clouds mid week with a chance of rain on Wednesday as temperatures fall to the mid 50s. Mid 40s on Thursday followed with a slight warm up into the low 50s by weekend when a chance of rain returns.”

Low tides start the day this week, try moving lures early on warmer days, then it's slow and deep! Choose Lucky Craft Pointer 78s on 12-pound test GAMMA Copoly. Long casts and long pauses. Silver Buddys burped close to cover on drops.

It's a spinning rod week with 6-8 pound test GAMMA Copoly line. Drop shot, shaky head, grubs and split shot rigs rotated in spots holding fish. For drop shots and split shots, use Mustad 2/0 Mega Lite hooks and 3/16 ounce BullShots with Mann’s HardNose finesse worm. Soak in garlic Jack's Juice. Try 12-inch leaders. Drop shot in one spot a while. For split shots, drag and stop a few inches at a time. Try this worm on shaky heads too!  For grubs, Mann's 3-inch avocado on a ¼-ounce round ball head jig. Lift slightly and drop! Shake and let sit, move slightly!

Two Punisher hair jigs…1/4-ounce Punisher and Punisher II with a thinner wire hook for better penetration on longer casts. Use Punisher Rattles in soft plastic chunks. Let baits sit...shaking a bit. Spray Jack’s Juice here too.

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Game 59: Capitals at Flyers game time, how to watch, open thread

Game 59: Capitals at Flyers game time, how to watch, open thread

The Capitals lost both of games in their return from the bye week, but looked like they were starting to get back on track. They will look to get back into the win column on Wednesday against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Here is everything you need to know:

What: Washington Capitals vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

When: Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. ET.

How to Watch: Capitals at Flyers will be broadcast on NBCSN and available to live stream via NBC Sports.

When is the Capitals-Flyers game?

The Capitals (39-12-7) play the Philadelphia Flyers (28-24-7) Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.

What channel is the Capitals-Flyers game on?

The Capitals-Flyers game is broadcast on NBCSN. Caps GameTime will be on CSN at 7 p.m. to preview the game. For postgame coverage, tune in to CSN for Caps Extra following the game. (CSN channel Finder)

Where can I stream the Capitals-Flyers game?

The Capitals-Flyers game is available to stream live here on the NBC Sports app. The pre and postgame shows will be broadcast on CSN and available through CSN's live stream page.

What are the lines for the Capitals-Flyers game?

Based Tuesday's practice, here are the projected lines:

Forwards
Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - T.J. Oshie
Marcus Johansson - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Justin Williams
Brett Connolly - Lars Eller - Zach Sanford
Daniel Winnik - Jay Beagle - Tom Wilson

Defense
Karl Alzner - John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov - Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik - Nate Schmidt

Goalies
Braden Holtby starts with Philipp Grubauer as backup

Scratches
Travis Boyd, Taylor Chorney

Capitals-Flyers Open Thread

Use the comment section below to discuss the game action with other Capitals fans. 

For all the latest Caps coverage, follow Capitals Insider Tarik El-Bashir, Capitals Digital Producer JJ Regan and the CSN Capitals account on Twitter. Be sure check out our Capitals page and CSN's Facebook page.

Keep up with all the action here with Capitals GameZone and join in on the conversation here with Capitals Pulse.

Seth Allen's late 3-pointer lifts Virginia Tech past Clemson

Seth Allen's late 3-pointer lifts Virginia Tech past Clemson

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Seth Allen's 3-pointer with 3.8 seconds left to play carried Virginia Tech to a 71-70 victory over Clemson on Tuesday night.

Zach LeDay scored 19 points for the Hokies (19-8, 8-7 Atlantic Coast Conference), who also beat the Tigers by a point on Jan. 22. Virginia Tech won for the third time in four games and moved to 14-1 at home this season.

The loss was the latest in series of excruciating defeats for the Tigers (14-13, 4-11), who dropped their fifth game in their past six outings. Clemson is now 3-10 in games decided by six points or less.

Clemson's Marcquise Reed hit a baseline jumper with 21.6 seconds remaining to give the Tigers a 70-68 lead. Out of a timeout, Allen missed a layup with 10 seconds left, and LeDay got the rebound, but the ball was knocked out of his hands and went out of bounds off Clemson.

Virginia Tech then worked the ball to Allen, who buried a 3-pointer from the top of the key. Allen finished with eight points.

Reed led the Tigers with 18 points.

MORE NCAA HOOPS: Virginia, Maryland continue sliding down in the polls