Fishing regulations conform to the license requirements of the respective state where the canal and Potomac River are located.
District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
West Virginia Department of Natural Resources
The Northern Snakehead, an exotic fish species from China, feeds mainly on fish and has invaded the Potomac River and other water bodies. If you catch a Northern Snakehead, do not release the fish alive. Please report catches (with a photo if possible) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: March 7, 2019