Accessed from Mason Neck State Park, in this part of the tidal Potomac, there is about a two foot difference in depth between high and low tides.
Juvenile Striped Bass
The normally placid shallow weedy waters of Belmont Bay are a nursery for many species of fish which conceal themselves in the vegetation. From the sandy shoreline it is possible to wade quite a distance into the bay particularly at low tide.
Large beds of Eurasian Milfoil and hydrilla can make fishing with crankbaits difficult but texas rigged rubber worms and light jigs with rubber grubs can be worked through the weeds with relative ease.