If you don't know where this is, you might remember a dude driving his tractor into the water a few years ago. And might I add that the wife and I were at an open bar at Charlie Palmer's that night and traffic was just awful getting to the bar!
So the Potomac is rather flooded today and I wanted to sight cast to some carp. I looked up this article from back in the day and decided to fish the gardens as I was going by Orvis just a few miles away to pick up some repaired rods. The National Park Service also says its good for fishing.
I had the kid with me today. We parked two blocks from the White House. I threw the kid in the back pack and strung up an 8 wt rod. I tied on a typical local leader of 20-12-8lb leader. The fly of choice was a pink goomie worm left over from the Project Healing Waters 2-Fly tournament.
The water was rather green and the clouds overhead didn't help. I was looking for carp. I spotted a nice largemouth bass in the water-nothing was more than a foot deep. I tossed in the worm and stripped it in. The bass inhaled the fly and we landed a beauty. I had some German tourists take our picture.
Bass seven was along the little bridge. I dropped the fish back in and my kids milk bottle. I don't think I made a cast more than 20'.