I'm heading out on the Potomac this Friday at first light. It's my first trip of the year and I was wondering if anyone has had any luck this week, or even gone out for that matter. The weather has been pretty bad lately. My plan is to fish for spawning hickory shad for a couple hours in the early AM in the Occoquan, while fishing for big stripers as well. I'm then going to head to Ft. Washington around 11am and try for some blues on the outgoing tide. Any tips with regards to depth, tide, or location the blues have been recently would be much appreciated. If you see me out there, stop on by and say hi. I'll be in a bayliner bowrider that I've tried to convert to a fishing boat.