The best striper fishing occurs each Spring (April, May) when they move from the ocean and reservoirs to spawn in the freshwater reaches of tidal and non tidal rivers. Landlocked stripers migrate up tributary rivers of larger reservoirs to spawn. Five to 10 lb. fish are common with 10 to 20 lb. fish landed each [...]
Just left Weldon, NC good trip bass on top and bottom.
Smallmouth Bass inhabit many of Virginia's rivers and are, pound-for-pound, one of hardest fighting freshwater fish to be caught on a fly rod. Smallmouth weigh between 1 and 5 pounds, on average, and can exceed 10 pounds. They're naturally aggressive and eager to take a streamer or popper. Smallmouth fishing heats up early in the [...]
Most of his guiding is done out of a Boulder Boat Works drift boat, but he still guides wade trips fishing for trout upon client request. Trips are run on the New, Jackson, Roanoke/Staunton, Maury and James Rivers. Matt guides for trout, smallmouth and freshwater stripers. As fly fishing is his passion, Matt is comfortable [...]
Float trips are run out of a Boulder Boat Works drift boat. A drift boat offers both comfort and an easy platform for casting. Muskie, shad, and striped bass trips are run out of a G3 jet boat.
Striper on the fly…
With over over 2,800 miles of trout streams, Virginia offers a wide range of fly fishing opportunities. Brook trout, the only trout species native to Virginia, account for 80 percent of the wild trout in the state. The growth rates of wild trout in Virginia are exceptional and combined with the number of streams available, [...]