Post-Conference Field Trips (Fee May Apply)

Download Description and Details for Thursday Post Conference Field Trips PDF

 
REGISTER Online for a Post Conference Field Trip
Thursday, October 27 Post-Conference (Optional) FIELD TRIPS

 

Thursday Field Trips are optional, and participants need to pay for expenses.


Fishing the Potomac by Canoe

 

Time

9 am to 3 pm

Location

Potomac River, launching from NCTC Boat Ramp

Maximum

36 participants

Minimum

10 participants needed for trip to run

Cost

$72

Lunch

Pre-order NCTC bag lunch

Fishing Gear

Bring your own

Fishing License

Purchase either a WV or MD license (https://www.wvfish.com or https://compass.dnr.maryland.gov/dnrcompassportal (3-day available)

Travel Time

30-minute drive back to NCTC

 

Join River & Trail Outfitters on this fun, relaxing interpretive float and fishing trip which reveals the inter-relationship of human and natural history of the watershed. This segment of the Potomac River meanders through the Blue Ridge Mountains and C&O Canal Historic Park along the Maryland and West Virginia shores. This ambling stretch of river features a few easy to navigate riffs and ledges and delightful scenery, and a diversity of wildlife along the river includes turtles, fish, heron, waterfowl, and resident bald eagles. While fishing for bass, trout, and panfish, learn about the human impacts on this river environment and the protection and restoration of the local watershed.

 

Participants will meet at The Commons and walk to the Boat Ramp. Transportation back to NCTC is provided. This is a 6-hour trip including transportation time.

Bring your own gear, and purchase a Maryland or West Virginia fishing license see https://compass.dnr.maryland.gov/DnrCompassPortal.

 

Pre-order a bag lunch when you choose this trip.  Bring your lunch with you for this field trip. Lunch is included for overnight guests; commuters will need to pay for their lunch onsite.

 




Fishing the Potomac on Foot

 

Time

All day

Location

NCTC Campus

Maximum

N/A

Cost

Free

Fishing Gear

Bring your own

Fishing License

Purchase either a WV or MD license (https://www.wvfish.com or https://compass.dnr.maryland.gov/dnrcompassportal (3-day available)

 

The Potomac River, in addition to being the “Nation’s Waterway,” is an excellent fishing venue. The National Conservation Training Center has river access along one of the best protected stretches of the river with the National Park Service’s C&O Canal National Park on the opposite bank. Bass, trout, and panfish are abundant in the river, with the occasional walleye and even muskie taken out of this stretch. The closest access to the river can be found on the Twin Leaf Trail beneath the wooden bridge at The Commons, while slightly wilder access can be found behind the Lab Building and at the Boat Landing.

 




CANCELLED  Fishing at Zetts Tri-State Fish Hatchery

 

Time

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Location

Inwood, West Virginia

Cost

$70, plus $13 entry fee paid at site

Lunch

Pre-order NCTC bag lunch

Maximum

25

Fishing License

NA (private hatchery)

Fishing Gear

Bring your own. Bait available for purchase.

Transportation

Provided

Travel Time

70 minutes round trip

 

Fish the ponds at the Hatchery, including trout, catfish, bass, bluegill, and perch. On site, find fishing tackle available (no rods), Port-a-Johns, and a store with snacks and drinks. This site is about 35 minutes from NCTC. No fishing license needed. More at http://www.zettsfishhatchery.com/id2.html.

 

Pre-order a bag lunch when you choose this trip.  Bring your lunch with you for this field trip. Lunch is included for overnight guests; commuters will need to pay for their lunch onsite.

 




CANCELLED  Fishing at Harpers Ferry Dam #4

 

Time

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Location

Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Cost

None

Lunch

Pre-order NCTC bag lunch

Maximum

15

Fishing License

West Virginia at  https://www.wvfish.com

Fishing Gear

Bring your own

Transportation

Carpool. AREA will organize carpools for limited parking 2 miles from NCTC.

Travel Time

75 minutes round trip

 

Fish Dam #4, including bass, bluegill, and catfish. There is ample area to fish from the discharge raceway of the hydroelectric plant to wading through slack pools. Rocky Marsh run offers a small trout cold water stream; access is challenging. Dam #4 offers a diversity of fishing opportunities for beginners to more experienced anglers. More at http://www.wvdnr.gov/fishing/public_access.asp?county=Jefferson&type=Public+Access+Sites&point=P40.

 

Pre-order a bag lunch when you choose this trip.  Bring your lunch with you for this field trip. Lunch is included for overnight guests; commuters will need to pay for their lunch onsite.

 




On Your Own Guided Fishing — White Fly Outfitters

 

Location

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Cost

On your own, See http://www.whiteflyoutfitters.com and call soon for rates and reservations; full payment required 4 weeks in advance

Lunch

Pre-order NCTC bag lunch

Maximum

N/A

Fishing License

Discuss with outfitter

Fishing Gear

Discuss with outfitter

Transportation

On your own

 

Fish the wild Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, ranked #1 and #2 in the country for catching Smallmouthed bass, with a guide. Contact White Fly Outfitters to book your trip in advance.

 

Pre-order a bag lunch when you choose this trip.  Bring your lunch with you for this field trip. Lunch is included for overnight guests; commuters will need to pay for their lunch onsite.

 




Download Description and Details for Thursday Post Conference Field Trips  PDF  DOC

 
REGISTER HERE for a Post Conference Field Trip Or Register via  PDF  |  DOC


www.areanet.org
"Aquatic Resources Education Association" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Founded in 1994.
(c)AREA
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software