Articles and MKFS News Archives

Mark Kovach Fishing Services has been covered in the local and national press on numerous occasions. If you've booked a float trip and haven't done much river fishing, we highly recommend you read Mark's article on "Structure Fishing Flowing Water." Below is a link to Mark's article as well as others about MKFS that we have collected over the years:

Harpers Other Ferry
The Washington Post, August 23, 1995

The Incredible Lightness of Fishing
The Washington Post Magazine, March 14, 1993

Float Trip On The Potomac
The Fisherman, January 9, 1992

The Needles On The Potomac
The Fisherman, September 12, 1991

Float trip flames fishing passions
The Capital, March 17, 1991

52 Great Getaways: Call of the Wild
Washingtonian, June 1990

Mark Kovach's Potomac Smallmouth Strategy
Virginia Game & Fish, April 1990

Structure Fishing Flowing Water, by Mark Kovach
Smallmouth Magazine, July/August 1987

Changing Fortunes for Potomac Smallies
Chesapeake Angler, September 2004

Water muddy? Change on the fly
The Baltimore Sun, June 20, 2004

The Upper Potomac River at Harpers Ferry
Fly Fish America, 2001

Two Rivers, Two Guides and Smallmouth Bass
The Fishing Line, July/August 2000

Anglers expect big things this fall
The Paper, September 29, 1998

Mark Kovach Fly Fishing Schools
The Fisherman, January 18, 1996

For articles from 1989 and earlier, please visit the MKFS archives.


Smallmouth Organizations and Informational Websites

Riversmallies.com - an excellent site with articles, features, and information devoted to the pursuit of smallmouth all across North America.

Bronzeback.com - an informational site about smallmouth fishing; excellent links page and local reports for all over the country.

The Potomac River Smallmouth Club - home club of our outfit.  PRSC is the smallmouth conservation and advocacy group for the Potomac region.

Dave Whitlock - information, art, articles, and links. Dave Whitlock is the consummate gentleman fly angler and hair-spinner and an authority on all things smallmouth.  He is represented by FlyandField.com.

ProBass.com is an extensive compilation of bass fishing guides and other suppliers, informational sites, and clubs.


Manufacturers, Retailers, and other associated businesses

Scott Flyrods

G.Loomis - spin and fly rods

Temple Fork Outfitters (T.F.O.) - spin and fly rods

White Fly Outfitters - Locally owned fly shop in Harpers Ferry, WV

The Angler's Inn Bed and Breakfast - Harpers Ferry, WV


Guide Friends and Associates

Flat-out Charters - Captain Brian Horsley and Captain Sarah Gardner in Nag's Head, North Carolina; sound and inshore flyrodding for various saltwater species

Mossy Creek Fly Fishing - Harrisonburg, Virginia.  Colby & Brian Trow and their follow guides work trout streams and smallmouth rivers through out the Shenandoah valley.