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Old 02-13-13, 09:38 PM   #1
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C&O Canal/Gap trail

I have a few questions about this trail.Has anyone used a trailer on it? If so what kind did you use? Are there and spots along
the trail where you can stop and fish?
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Old 02-14-13, 04:52 AM   #2
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Try the Touring forum. I see lots of discussion of the GAP and C&O over there. They also have links to some Google Groups and other discussion forums related to the trail.

I wouldn't fish out of the C&O (if there are even any fish in it.) It's usually covered with green slime from the algae.
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Well considering the towpath runs between canal and the Potomac River, I'd say fishing spots would be plentiful on that section.
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Fishing
http://www.gorp.com/parks-guide/trav...ev_067933.html

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http://www.gorp.com/parks-guide/trav...ev_067936.html
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THis article is a bit old, but google "fishing on the Youghiogheny" and fishing the Casselman river". You should find plenty of information.

http://old.post-gazette.com/sports/outdoors/20031005weisberg1005p3.asp
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Since a lot of the C&O is dual track, a one wheel trailer will work but a 2 wheel trailer will be a huge pain. The below pic from bikewashington.org (the best site for C&O canal info) shows what a lot of the trail is.

So a single wheel Bob will work well.

Along the C&O, as long as you have the license, finding a fishing spot won't be a problem anywhere along it. The biggest catfish in my life I have seen was at Harper's Ferry right by the bridge. Gorp has a good article on fishing along the C&O, sounds like a bunch of fishing opportunities.

http://www.gorp.com/parks-guide/trav...ev_067933.html

As far as the GAP, a two wheel trailer will work. Don't know about the fishing though.
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Thank you very much
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