Fishing Report, Week of March 1, 2021
The health and safety of our guides and clients continue to be our number one priority. Old Dominion Outfitter and Guide Service will continue to follow CDC guidelines as it relates to social distancing and other precautions. All equipment and gear including rafts, rods, reels, etc that's used during trips will be sanitized after each use according to CDC guidelines. Also, if you have a trip booked and you have been exposed or experienced symptoms associated with COVID-19 such as a cough, fever, difficulty breathing, sore throat, etc, within 14 days of your scheduled trip we ask that you contact us to advise and we can work with you to reschedule or cancel your trip.
2021 Smallmouth Season
Old Dominion Outfitter and Guide Service is working hard preparing for the 2021 smallmouth season. New gear, new trips, new guides, and additional rafts to accommodate larger groups are just some of the things to look for. Trips will resume starting in March with prespawn fishing and continue through October/November. Our most popular months are typically June, July, August, and September with late July thru early September as our best topwater fishing times. If you are looking for an enjoyable day on the water then we are the service for you. Come and experience some of the best fishing Virginia has to offer. Both fly fishing and conventional fishing gear trips available. Now taking reservations for the upcoming 2021 season, contact us today.
Back Country/ Mountain Fishing Report.
Back Country /Mountain fishing has slowed slightly as we transition through the winter months. February provided snow, sleet, and freezing rain for much of the month which kept air and water temperatures low. As we begin the transition into early spring air and water temperatures will begin to rise which will improve fishing. If you want to maximize your success during these colder conditions, nymphing is you best choice, split shot and indicators are your best friend. Concentrate on the deeper pools and fish them slowly. Make sure you are sectioning off the piece of water you're fishing and make sure you are fishing on the bottom. The fish are not dormant however they are more lethargic during these colder times and require a more methodical approach. The takes are more subtle and you may not realize you have a fish hooked until you try to retrieve your line. Hares ear, Pheasant tail, Prince Nymph, and midge patterns are all good choices for the winter months. Now taking reservations for the upcoming 2021 season, contact us today.