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Blame It On The Rain

It has not been a normal August but what has been normal this year?  This August has been filled with thunderstorms almost daily and more flash flood warnings than I can count.  Normally one of busiest months of the year became one of my slowest with cancellations and rescheduling trips due to high and murky [...]

By |2020-08-29T16:08:50+00:00August 29th, 2020|Smallmouth Fishing|0 Comments

Hot Smallies

Whew dog its been a hot one this July.  Humidity some days reminded me of the Amazon.  Unfortunately I will not be going to Brazil this year.  All trips have been pushed to 2021.  I had a hosted trip scheduled this Fall as well for Belize but with so much uncertainty I have pushed that [...]

By |2020-07-26T21:40:23+00:00July 26th, 2020|Smallmouth Fishing|0 Comments

Feeling Like Summer

Finally its warming up, last month was the coolest May I have ever seen.  It was also a wet month and the rivers stayed high for a couple weeks.  We now have great river levels and clear water.  I ran one more trout trip to the Jackson River.  We had higher flows so streamer fishing [...]

By |2020-06-12T12:53:47+00:00June 12th, 2020|Smallmouth Fishing, Trout Fishing|0 Comments

Be Advised

Avoid crowded spaces - Go fishing Keep a safe distance from people sneezing and coughing - Go fishing Boost immunity with fresh air - Go fishing Maintain a positive and prudent attitude - Go fishing Just a idea to stay CV19 free during this crazy time.  All is ok in my world, thankfully the family [...]

By |2020-03-24T14:46:33+00:00March 24th, 2020|Smallmouth Fishing, Striper Fishing, Trout Fishing|0 Comments

Shoulder Season

Well its officially the season you have to work harder to catch fish.  Shorter days and colder weather changes the way fish eat and what they eat.  The Jackson River near Covington, Va has fished well this Fall but this week water temperatures have dropped below 50 degrees.  When the water temp gets near 45 [...]

By |2019-11-28T00:35:42+00:00November 28th, 2019|Musky Fishing, Smallmouth Fishing, Trout Fishing|0 Comments

Summer is Fading

Well we are down to the last couple weeks of good top water fly fishing for smallmouth bass.  I really dread the day I have to start fishing with streamers after three solid months of throwing floating flies.  Streamer fishing can be quite good in October and November if we have mild weather.  So there [...]

By |2019-09-12T16:21:22+00:00September 12th, 2019|Smallmouth Fishing|0 Comments

Heat Wave

Wowza its been hot.  Thankfully we have temps the rest of the week in the 80"s not the 90's.  The heat didn't effect the fishing to bad.  By this past weekend the water temps on the James River had reached 87 degrees which put the fish down deep.  Today its 70 degrees and raining so [...]

By |2019-07-23T17:05:15+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Smallmouth Fishing|0 Comments