- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 26, 2002

THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Anyone wishing to fish the Potomac River's waters around the Route 301 bridge in Charles County can do so by hiring a charter operator like Steve Riha for $35 per person or visiting the revamped marina, which is under new ownership, to rent a roomy Carolina Skiff with an outboard motor. The rental boats are $60 all day or $35 for four hours. The marina store is well-stocked with snacks, drinks, bait, hooks, etc.
People who would just as soon stand onterra firma rather than bob about on the water can fish from Aqualand's riverfront shoreline by paying $3 (plus an additional $1 for each person that arrives with you in your vehicle).
Privately owned boats can be launched on a good ramp for $5. Be mindful that the marina grounds aren't open until around 7 a.m. and are shut down every evening unless you have a season pass sold by the Aqualand operators. A season-long 24-hours-a-day pass costs $125 (it includes a code number for the locked gates); a season-long daytime pass is $75. The daytime pass is good only from 7 a.m. until marina office closing time, about 7 or 8 p.m.
For additional information, phone 301/259-0572 and ask for Mel.
Gene Mueller


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