CCA Northern Virginia Meeting with Guest Speaker, Jonathan Griffiths of Potomac River Trophies - Meeting is open to the public
WHEN: November 19th 7pm
WHERE: Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22031
"Trophy Fishing in and around the Nation’s Capital"
On Tuesday, November 19th, come hear Captain Jon Griffiths, who has fished the Potomac River since the 80’s, speak at the NoVA CCA meeting in Fairfax. Capt Jon always has his finger and knowledge on the surrounding “bites” from Canada south to Florida and just about everywhere in between. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources from West Virginia University. It was during that time (5 plus year plan) that he got his "PhD" in the area trout and musky waters. As well, he has his finger on the local (Potomac, Chesapeake etc.) "guide" pulse as he knows many of the best and fishes with them. They all share information on the most up to date fishing reports imaginable to provide the best trip possible.
Fishing is Jon's life and he wants to share that passion with the world. He wants to show people what it’s like because even after all this time he's put in and all that slime on the deck, the pursuit and hunt for that trophy fish just never gets old.
Jon specializes in fly and light tackle fishing for the big 8 (monster blue catfish, striped bass, snakehead, musky, walleye, carp, trout and bass) in and around the Nation’s Capital. On a typical day on the water with Capt. Jon, he likes to show his clients/friends as many different species of fish and techniques as possible. He won’t be limited to only fly and light tackle as sometimes bait, trolling and or sight fishing gets the job done too. An old timer, a true Potomac river rat once told him, “if it takes a hot dog and a hook, then use a hot dog and a hook.” There’s something for everyone whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran.
Capt. Jon promises to do his best to show you something you’ve never seen before in this incredibly diverse fishery we have right here in the Washington, D.C. area. He also specializes in walk/wade fishing trips from everything from trout to walleye/musky fishing trips in areas close to DC to as far as Western Maryland. Or an after work special of an evening smallmouth trip close to home in the summer. Or a night time private pond hopping event where we fish two or three different private ponds that he has permission to fish under the cover of darkness. Bass over 5 pounds on top water is a reality as they like to look up at night, particularly in the hot summer months. Have you ever caught a 10 pound carp on a dry fly with a fly rod? Yes that’s a possibility too, particularly when the mulberries start to fall from the trees. Or, you can tease them up with damsel fly nymphs as we sight cast to mudding and tailing carp like you might expect from a bonefish or a redfish. You’ll be surprised of all the opportunities so close to home.
Let Capt. Jon take care of the thinking, the planning, the driving, the weather reports and the water levels to provide you with the best opportunity at a trophy fish…. or three.
This will be our last Chapter meeting of 2019.
We would like to Thanks all of our guest speakers for 2019. We really appreciate your efforts to come to our meetings and share your knowlege and experience.
We will conclude our Fall Raffle at the end of the meeting when we pick the three winning tickets for a Shimano Stradic, a Costa backpack, and a Large collection of hand tied Saltwater Flies!
Raffle tickets will be available at the meeting.
Hope to see you at the meeting!
CCA Northern VA
Good group of guys, thanks for having me.