Topwater fishing is good right now with many effective techniques working. Watch the weather to make changes.
Water temperature is in the mid to upper 60s. NBC Ch. 4 meteorologist "Weather Kim" Martucci says, "A couple of dry days followed by more rain in mid week. Slowly warming back to near 70 with overnight lows in around 50. ”
It’s still good to cover water with Lucky Craft LVR D-7 lipless crankbaits. With clouds, go with red. Sunny days shad patterns will work. But also try Lucky Craft RTO 1.5 crankbaits, same colors to reach grass and to deflect off wood. Use 12-pound test GAMMA Edge fluorocarbon line.
As for topwater lures, Lucky Craft G-Splash poppers work when the water is calm and clear with cloudy skies. Also better at lower tides. These can be fished over grass, on grass edges and over wood. Skip them under docks on sunny days. Walking baits like the Gunfish will also work well just about anywhere and even with a bit of chop on the water. Fish topwaters on GAMMA Torque braid.
Double willow spinnerbaits are working very well now too. Make long casts when there are clouds, a bit of chop on the water. Works very well with high water and even better with clear water. Try white skirts with a bit of color to the water and firetiger or chartreuse skirts when water is clear. Use 14-pound test GAMMA Edge fluorocarbon line.
Soft plastics pitched to grass clumps or to docks will also work. Try docks at higher tides and when the sun is up. Pitch Mizmo tubes, River Craw, with 3/16 or heavier bullet weights to targets. Use 16-pound test Edge.
Capt. Steve Chaconas is a guide on the Potomac River. firstname.lastname@example.org