/Smallmouth Fishing

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

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

Before The Blowout

The rains have came and instead of guiding everyday this week I have been cancelling and rescheduling trips.  My biggest competition is Mother Nature and she always wins.  We do need the rain though, it has been dry and unseasonably warm for April.  Everything has been early this year.  Fish spawns like the smallmouth bass [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Musky Fishing, Smallmouth Fishing, Striper Fishing|0 Comments

See Ya Next Year Bass

Fall is a wonderful time of year but also a bit depressing for me.  Yes the air temperature is comfortable and the leaves changing colors are nice to look at.  But the down side to Fall other than raking and blowing leaves till January, is the smallmouth bass season has come to a close for [...]

By | October 12th, 2016|Smallmouth Fishing, Trout Fishing|0 Comments

Feeding Them Foam

It has been a damn fine September so far.  Smallmouth bass fishing the James River continues to produce citations caught on topwater flies.  4 citations the past three days this week, with the longest fish of the summer hitting the net at 22 inches.  Heading to Colorado soon for 6 days.  Looking forward to getting [...]

By | September 9th, 2016|Smallmouth Fishing|0 Comments

Pounding The Banks

The only way to describe the past week of fishing is incredible.  Multiple big fish have hit the net each trip along with others unfortunately lost.  Todays trip the James River gave up one 20 inch, three 19's, and couple 18 inch smallmouth bass.  Big bass are really cruising the banks and hanging in the [...]

By | August 28th, 2016|Smallmouth Fishing|0 Comments

Out with the Old in with the New

I have been neglecting the blog for sure but for good reason.  After six months our home has finally sold and we have been moving out over the past couple weeks.  I know there is a lot of things that suck more than moving but it ranks rather high for me.  In a perfect world [...]

By | August 16th, 2016|Smallmouth Fishing|0 Comments