Fishing Report, Week of October 15, 2018
The 2018 smallmouth season is in the books. The season was extremely wet with two hurricanes and approximately 50 plus inches of rain falling locally between mid April and the beginning of October. As a result, our river and streams were blown out most of the season. Even with all the rain we still managed to get out on the water and put some decent fish in the boat. As we transition into fall and winter our attention now switches to musky. Big rods, big flies equal big fish. We target these fish with both conventional gear and on the fly. If you have never targeted Virginia's largest freshwater game fish, call us today.
As a result of the extra rainfall this past summer, the fall and winter trout fishing should be outstanding. Our mountain streams and spring creeks are running full and the trout are feeding aggressively. If you choose to fish for wild brook trout remember they will be spawning from approximately mid to late October thru November. Please keep this in mind if wading and while handling fish. Remember to use wet hands while handling these fish and release them as close to the location of the catch as possible to help reduce stress on the fish. The Shenandoah National Park and George Washington National Forest offer spectacular fall trout fishing opportunities along with some beautiful hiking and sightseeing during the fall foliage. contact us today to book your next trip.
Contact us today to book your next fishing adventure.