/Trout Fishing

Time to Down Size

Its that time of year to start downsizing your fly.  The cold nights and mornings have brought down the water temps below 50 degrees.  On rivers I would normally throw a 12-16 hook I'm now fishing 16-20 to get the bites.  Morning fishing has been slow with the afternoon bringing on feeding and the bugs. [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|Trout Fishing|0 Comments

Slime Rockets

It has been a productive Fall on Virginia's trout water.  Waters have been very low on the majority of the mountain streams, but some recent rains have helped raise water levels.  I primarily have been sticking to the tailwater section of the Jackson River.  Flows have been consistent there because of the dam.  Flows are [...]

By | November 7th, 2017|Trout 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

Ready for a Change

Nothing much has changed here far as the weather.  The typical pattern has been substantial rain each week towards the weekend.  By the time the rivers get back in shape another system moves in.  Hasn't slowed me down on trout fishing though.  I have had to reschedule some due to high water on the Jackson [...]

By | May 21st, 2017|Striper Fishing, Trout Fishing|0 Comments

Rain, Rain, Go Away

This Spring as proven to be exact replica of last years Spring.  Dry April then May brought heavy rains.  I got out one more time after the stripers on the Staunton River at Brookneal, VA.  I figured it was done after the last big rain but there was fish still around.  Water was still very [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|Striper Fishing, Trout Fishing|0 Comments

Busy, Busy, Busy

I have flat out been rolling.  I apologize for the lack of posting but when you are guiding almost everyday spare time becomes nonexistent.  I can't complain though, I love what I do and I enjoy staying busy.  The trout fishing has been great most trips. Caddis have been hatching on streams and rivers so [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Striper Fishing, Trout Fishing|0 Comments

When the Water Rises

Thankfully we have started to receive some much needed rain.  The forecast shows we have more to come in the future.  This is great news because I have never seen a Spring with such low water due to the dry Winter we had.  When the water rises is one of my favorite times to be [...]

By | March 31st, 2017|Striper Fishing, Trout Fishing|0 Comments

Fly Flinging into Spring

Spring is finally here!  We were teased in February with beautiful weather, then March arrived and brought the cold back.  Extended forecast for central Virginia looks like Spring is here to stay awhile.  Spring brings a lot of options to the fly fisherman in Virginia.  One of the most exciting fisheries getting ready to start [...]

By | March 22nd, 2017|Musky Fishing, Striper Fishing, Trout Fishing|0 Comments

Spring is almost here!

Just finished up the Winter muskie fishing and looking forward to focusing on fish that want to eat.  The Fall/Winter season was a rough one.  Crazy weather and more pressure on these fish than I have ever seen before.  Its never easy to catch one but its definitely gotten harder.  The past six guided trips [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Trout Fishing|0 Comments

What Season is it?

I thought it was Winter still, but this past weekends air temps were in the 60's one day and high 70's the following.  The weather has been nutsy coo coo no doubt, but not complaining.  Hopefully the warmer than normal temperatures hold out all the way through March.  Wouldn't hurt my feelings if I didn't [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Musky Fishing, Trout Fishing|0 Comments