Watching the rain fall today as hurricane Florence approaches closer to Virginia.  We really got lucky, with the early forecast saying it was going to drop feet of rain not inches.  Looks like we might get a inch or two from the passing storm now.  Hopefully it moves through quickly or all together misses us, Lord knows we don’t need anymore rain.  Thoughts and prayers go out to the folks in North Carolina dealing with this devastating storm.

Florence has knocked me off the water for a few days and hope I’ll be back chasing bass with clients this coming week if the rivers are fishable.  Thank goodness for tailwater trout streams like the Jackson River near Covington, VA.  I would of lost work everyday this week if it wasn’t for that river.  Thankfully I had some clients ok with switching plans and fishing for trout.  The Jackson fished really well and was surprised because of the hot Summer we have had.  But the rains and the cold discharge from Gathright Dam kept the brown and rainbow trout fat and happy.

I’m not ready to make the switch to just trout and musky yet but Fall is approaching.  Still a lot of time to get after the smallmouth bass before it gets to cold.