Fishing Report, Week of January 29, 2024
The 2024 smallmouth season is quickly approaching. First up, pre-spawn fishing which will start around mid-March and continue through the end of April. Pre-spawn fishing offers the angler an opportunity to catch some of the largest fish of the season. Fish are on the move in search of food to pack on as much weight as possible prior to the start of the annual spawn. Early Spring fishing can be some of the toughest fishing of the season with weather and water conditions often not cooperating, however the reward can be great. If you're a fly-fishing enthusiast, this is the perfect time for streamer fishing. For those that prefer to use conventional fishing gear, jerk baits, and small spinner baits typically get the job done. As we transition from Spring into Summer the fish will move to their Summer holding locations and become more predictable. We'll have topwater opportunities as water temperatures increase as well as chances to catch fish subsurface with more traditional patterns such as crayfish and hellgrammites. If you want to experience some of the best fishing Virginia has to offer, give us a call, email, or direct message us to book your trip. We offer both half day or full day float trips and fly fishing or conventional fishing gear trips.
Back Country Trout Trips
If you're interested in a back country hike and wade fly fishing trip for Native Brook Trout, give us a call, email, or direct message to book your trip. These trips are fly fishing only and require the angler to be in good physical condition. Trips are typically 6 - 8 hours in length and the angler will need to provide his/her own waders and wading boots. All other gear is provided.