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Last Call For Topwater

Unfortunately its that time of year to start thinking about something other than bass.  My smallmouth bass trips are winding up and Fall so far feels like July.  It cooled off the first of the month but we had several days in the high 80's lately.  Still catching some great fish on topwater flies but [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|Smallmouth Fishing|0 Comments

Here Comes the Rain

What a lovely site today.  As I type this it is raining nice and steady, remnants of Hurricane Harvey.  Unfortunately Harvey put a hurting on Houston, TX.  The fly fishing community has come together to help though. The Orvis Company is sending waders for rescue workers and companies like Yeti, Nautilus Fly Reels, Howler Brothers, [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|Smallmouth Fishing|0 Comments

Bug Fishing

The topwater bite is going strong and will continue till late September.  If you have that topwater fishing itch now is the time to scratch.  The past trips on the James and Staunton Rivers have given up personal best bass each trip.  I'm starting to see more big bass shallow along the banks looking for [...]

By | August 20th, 2017|Smallmouth Fishing|0 Comments

Dog Days

I remember my father telling me as a kid " its the Dog Days son, fishing is no good".  That never stopped me then and surely not now.  I have never seen any change in the fishing in August for smallmouth bass.  They still have to eat, and as long as there is water in [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|Smallmouth Fishing|0 Comments

Topwater Bite

The heat is on now that its mid July.  The rivers have gotten low quickly with the lack of rain.  So now wishing we would get a fair amount so the drift boat doesn't suffer more than usual.  Maybe a tropical storm will make its way north sometime in the near future. The smallmouth bass [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Smallmouth Fishing|0 Comments

This Could be You

Smallmouth bass fishing has really turned on this past week on the James River.  Warmer water temps and tons of insects have the fish on the banks looking for their next meal.  Caught several fish this week with beetles and other types of insects in their mouth.  Not that you need to throw small flies [...]

By | July 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Back at the Office

Its good to be back at the office.  You won't find many folks that would say that but I truly love mine.  I know I have one of the best jobs in the world and being on the water never gets old or teaching and sharing my knowledge with clients.  It was a busy week, [...]

By | June 17th, 2017|Smallmouth Fishing|0 Comments

Smallmouth Time

My favorite time of year in Virginia is here.  The official first day of Summer is still a couple weeks away but the first of June is Summer to me.  Summer means 6 weight rods, floating lines, floating flies, and hungry smallmouth bass.  Most folks that know me know that smallmouth bass are my favorite [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Smallmouth Fishing, Trout Fishing|0 Comments

Ready for a Change

Nothing much has changed here far as the weather.  The typical pattern has been substantial rain each week towards the weekend.  By the time the rivers get back in shape another system moves in.  Hasn't slowed me down on trout fishing though.  I have had to reschedule some due to high water on the Jackson [...]

By | May 21st, 2017|Striper Fishing, Trout Fishing|0 Comments

Rain, Rain, Go Away

This Spring as proven to be exact replica of last years Spring.  Dry April then May brought heavy rains.  I got out one more time after the stripers on the Staunton River at Brookneal, VA.  I figured it was done after the last big rain but there was fish still around.  Water was still very [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|Striper Fishing, Trout Fishing|0 Comments