• William Schnittman: Champion Michigan rower, Olympic hopeful, dies in Okla.

    By Associated Press

    Authorities say an ex-member of three national champion University of Michigan rowing teams with aspirations to compete in the Olympics was fatally shot by his girlfriend’s estranged-husband in Oklahoma City in a murder-suicide.

  • Gene Mueller’s Fishing Report

    By Gene Mueller - The Washington Times

    Atlantic croakers finally have decided to show up in Southern Maryland waters. The species is a warm-weather favorite for thousands of local saltwater anglers who use two-hook bottom rigs, baited with pieces of (very expensive) bloodworms, peeler crab, or more reasonably priced squid and small, uncooked grocery store shrimp.

    Gene Mueller’s Fishing Report

    By Gene Mueller - The Washington Times

    Now that the catching of 18-inch striped bass is legal anywhere south of the Hart-Miller dike in the northern Chesapeake Bay, most Maryland boaters are delighted simply because the large trophy stripers that had to measure at least 28 inches have not been the easiest fish to find of late. Incidentally, the 18-inch rockfish also are legal in Virginia's Bay waters.

    Gene Mueller’s Fishing Report

    By Gene Mueller - The Washington Times

    If you're among the hundreds of boaters trying to troll up a 28-inch-or-longer striped bass during Maryland's current trophy rockfish season, don't be upset if you come back to port without the fish you're after.

    Gene Mueller’s Fishing Report

    By Gene Mueller - The Washington Times

    During the current open season for trophy striped bass in the lower portions of the Potomac River and Maryland's part of the Chesapeake Bay, conflicting reports are heard from boaters who are out by the hundreds looking for big rockfish.

    Gene Mueller’s Fishing Report

    By Gene Mueller - The Washington Times

    The rains finally arrived, and even though we prayed for the wet stuff, a lot of anglers feared a lengthy downpour would raise and muddy water levels. It didn't happen.

    Gene Mueller’s Fishing Report

    By The Washington Times

    In some parts of our region fishing could not be better, but biologists are concerned that the shortage of precipitation might affect spawning activities of certain fish, including smallmouth bass in such rivers as Virginia's Rappahannock and Maryland's Potomac.

    Gene Mueller’s Fishing Report

    By Gene Mueller - The Washington Times

    A little more than a week ago, when water and air temperatures were unusually warm, there were fears that, like the largemouth bass, the striped bass of the Chesapeake Bay would arrive sooner than normal and begin their spawning run.

Recent Articles
  • Gene Mueller's Fishing Report

    By Gene Mueller - The Washington Times

    As water temperatures fall all around the region, savvy anglers resort to an old fishing trick. It has worked ever since electric generating plants have been built on the shores of lakes and rivers, drawing water to cool heated turbines, then sending the warmed water back into the body it came from. Published December 28, 2011

  • Gene Mueller's Fishing Report

    By Gene Mueller - The Washington Times

    OK, so we're not having Arctic weather, but it will be cold again soon enough. When the mercury drops and the wind turns a 40-degree day into one that feels like it's 25, more than one of the Potomac's fishing insiders begins to take a hard look at the Occoquan River in Prince William and Fairfax counties. Published December 21, 2011

  • Gene Mueller's Fishing Report

    By Gene Mueller - The Washington Times

    Among American sport-fishing fanatics the striped bass (aka striper or rockfish) is second only to the largemouth bass in matters of popularity. That should come as no big surprise since an adult striper of 30 to 50 pounds can make a grown man's muscles feel like Jello and turn an expensive one-piece fishing rod into a two-piecer when you least expect it. Published December 14, 2011

  • Gene Mueller's Fishing Report

    By Gene Mueller - The Washington Times

    Thousands of automobiles roll past it every day, their occupants — some could be fishermen from other locales - blissfully unaware that the large, rock-strewn cove known as the Spoils might very well be the most consistently productive cold-weather fishing spot on the upper tidal Potomac River. It's but a stone's throw from the I-295 exit lanes that take motorists from Maryland across the Wilson Bridge into Virginia. Published December 7, 2011

  • Gene Mueller's Fishing Report

    By Gene Mueller - The Washington Times

    Because many local and distant waters are beginning to slow down as far as productive fishing is concerned, and concessionaires who rent out boats having packed it in for the year, we now switch to a different format. Today is the first of our cold-weather fishing reports. Published November 30, 2011

  • Gene Mueller's Fishing Report

    By Gene Mueller - The Washington Times

    Not everyone in town and in the suburbs is going to stay indoors and devour turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving Day. Published November 23, 2011

  • Gene Mueller's Fishing Report

    By Gene Mueller - The Washington Times

    The time has come when many of our area's warm-weather fishermen begin to stash away their boats and tackle. However, hard-nosed anglers who prefer to seek their quarry in the Chesapeake Bay, the tidal rivers of Maryland and Virginia, as well as the not-too-distant Atlantic Ocean, are not giving up - not by a long shot. Published November 16, 2011

  • Gene Mueller's Fishing Report

    By Gene Mueller - The Washington Times

    What a glorious time of year to be a dyed-in-the-wool sport angler. It's November, with cool nights and fairly warm days, and in the case of the Potomac River, crappies are biting big-time in a number of its tidal portions. Published November 9, 2011

  • Gene Mueller's Fishing Report

    By Gene Mueller - The Washington Times

    Outstanding catches of striped bass and occasional hookups with spotted sea trout are possible over many areas of the Chesapeake Bay. Published November 2, 2011

  • Marine Corps Marathon: Ware wins in a runaway

    By Steve Nearman - Special to The Washington Times

    Charles "Chad" Ware finally found a marathon he could stomach, Sunday's 36th running of the Marine Corps Marathon. Published October 30, 2011

  • Gene Mueller's Fishing Report

    By Gene Mueller - The Washington Times

    As local anglers face a variety of autumnal options, they can begin by choosing to fish in the mountains or the tidal Potomac and Rappahannock rivers in the Maryland and Virginia flatlands this week. Published October 26, 2011

  • Gene Mueller's Fishing Report

    By Gene Mueller - The Washington Times

    Continued threats of rain and rising water levels in the mountain rivers of Virginia and Maryland are sure to worry fishermen in search of smallmouth bass. However, one angler, Dick Fox, of Front Royal, Va., says the fishing in his favorite waterway, the Shenandoah, has been fantastic. Published October 19, 2011

  • Gene Mueller's Fishing Report

    By Gene Mueller - The Washington Times

    Rain might raise the water levels of mountain rivers, but Western Maryland fishermen don't believe it can stop them from going after smallmouth bass in the Potomac. Published October 12, 2011

  • Army Ten-Miler: Sendeku breezes; Dengera surges late

    By Steve Nearman - Special to The Washington Times

    A head cold may have affected his breathing a bit but it did not stop Tesfaye Sendeku from running away with Sunday's 27th edition of the Army Ten-Miler. Published October 9, 2011

  • Gene Mueller's Fishing Report

    By Gene Mueller - The Washington Times

    Can you feel the difference in the air and water? Both are cooler and because of the ever-so-welcome autumn temperatures the fishing for certain species will improve with every passing day. This is particularly true of largemouth bass, stripers and blue catfish in Maryland and Virginia. Published October 5, 2011

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