The striper box is full! We are a month and a half away now from the stripers making their annual journey up river to spawn. I always get excited when I think of Spring this time of year. Soon shad will fill certain rivers and anglers can have a hundred fish days. White bass will [...]
Need to get out of the house? I will be at South River Fly Shop in Waynesboro, VA on Saturday February 1st from 9:30am to 3:00pm tying Musky flies and Smallmouth Poppers. I will be giving a presentation on fly fishing for Musky, Smallmouth, and Stripers at 1:00pm. Don't miss this chance to see what [...]
The musky rivers have been high all this past week from recent rains. They have finally came back down to a good level. So to pass the time I have been on trout streams and Smith Mountain Lake chasing stripers on the fly. Striper fishing this time of year on the lake can be brutal. [...]
I have been having some issues with my website lately. We are still working on getting things back to normal. Since the problems started I have not been able to do any blog post. Well I have been doing a little of everything lately. Spent a morning up at Smith Mountain Lake looking for bait [...]
Well the striper run is over here in VA. So a buddy of mine and I always head down to Weldon, NC to finish off our striper fishing for the year. The run was late this year the same as the run here in VA, but the stripers in Weldon are sea run stripers. I [...]
Well the run is over for the year. Always sad to see them go. I will miss that striper tug and look forward to it next year. Here is a few of the last stripers for 2013.
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 [...]