/Smallmouth Fishing

Topwater Goodness

July has flown by but for good reason.  I have been on the water 17 days this month and more to go.  Fishing has been up and down and a lot of thats due to the weather.  High barometric pressure seems to be the culprit.  I have never really paid much attention to the pressure [...]

By |2018-07-21T14:29:56+00:00July 21st, 2018|Smallmouth Fishing|0 Comments

Popping Into July

Finished the month of June on Virginia's best smallmouth bass rivers.  The James, Staunton, and Maury rivers fished well when they weren't high and dirty.   Its been a struggle to stay on the water last month but luckily between those rivers I found fishable water. I had a few anglers get their personal best [...]

By |2018-07-01T15:11:04+00:00July 1st, 2018|Smallmouth Fishing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer Time

We are a couple days from the official start of Summer.  It has been a month since my last blog post and I apologize for slacking off.  It was a very wet Spring and I had to cancel 25 trips the past two months.  Weather has been good for the past couple weeks now and [...]

By |2018-06-19T13:33:49+00:00June 19th, 2018|Smallmouth Fishing, Trout Fishing|0 Comments

May Days

It has been a mixed species bag this month.  Striped bass fishing in Weldon, NC is still going strong.  The numbers of stripers is incredible to see each year this run happens.  A lot of fish in the 15-20" range but we did break through all the males and got a healthy female in the [...]

March Browns

Spring is finally here even though it has felt like January the past two weeks.  A couple snowstorms and cold temps have kept the water temps cold.  Today reached 74 degrees so I'm hoping the temps below 50 are done.  Looking forward to green grass, leaves, and flowers from here on out. Trout fishing has [...]

By |2018-03-29T00:09:38+00:00March 29th, 2018|Smallmouth Fishing, Trout Fishing|0 Comments

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 |2017-09-28T00:18:14+00:00September 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 |2017-09-01T16:29:31+00:00September 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 |2017-08-20T00:02:58+00:00August 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 |2017-08-08T01:36:58+00:00August 8th, 2017|Smallmouth Fishing|0 Comments