Well the flood didn't wash all the stripers a way. Got out today to see if any stripers were still hanging around. The river is full of them right now. I believe the mega load is here. There were stripers spawning all over the river all day. Basically had the place to my self, right [...]
Had Jerry and Logan out for there introduction to the Roanoke river striper today. The stripers ate well and pull hard as always. Its a blast to see the expression on a anglers face when a striper connects to there lure or fly. With the weather conditions we are having the stripers should be here [...]
Striper fishing continues to get better. With our colder than normal spring this year, the stripers showed up two weeks later than normal. Hoping they stay around a few more weeks. If you have been wanting to catch a striper on the fly or light tackle the time is now!
One of hell of a cold front came through a couple days ago. It was 40 degrees this morning when I left for my guide trip. Good to see some better temps this coming week. The cold front managed to slow the bite down to a crawl with the stripers the past two days. We [...]
The striper fishing has just got started this week. They have been slamming the fly this week and almost jerking rods out of hands. They will be in the river for the next few weeks, so if you are looking to get your first or 500th striper don't delay.
First striper of 2013 hit the boat yesterday. Schools are just starting to move up river to spawn now. The recent warm up has gotten the water temps up to the low 60's. I'm expecting good numbers of stripers to show this week, so if you are looking to get on the action don't hesitate [...]
The lake striper run is just around the corner just a few weeks away. I always get excited this time year knowing spring is almost here and I get to battle with the line sides. If you have never chased striper on the fly this is a good time the fish are thick and ready [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]