This article on reading trout water covers runs, banks and pools
Sadly, I had to take this book off the market. Private property owners shut down access to the Rappahannock at the end of Richards Ferry Road. Tragic! It only required allowing folks to cross around 30 yards in a remote corner they owned to get to the public property. Since fishing the Confluence was the …
Sadly, I had to take this book off the market. Private property owners shut down access to the Rapidan at the end of Richards Ferry Road. Tragic! It only required allowing folks to cross around 30 yards in a remote corner they owned to get to the public property. Since fishing the Confluence was the …
Here is the overview of the Dry River I wrote for the NVTU
CAUTION – Unresolved Kings Grant Issues! It seems like every landowner on the Jackson below the dam is arguing for a claim of ownership. Until this is all sorted out, I strongly recommend you avoid that section of the river. Fish in Hidden Valley only.
After the great experience on the east lot, this was a let down…
I can’t believe I have ignored this section for so long…
Always pleasant, easy walking path, good looking water.
I looked for snakeheads and found bass.
The western section of Mossy is easy walking… like a park
The middle section of Mossy produces!
First of a three part series on this trophy trout water.
It’s hard to believe, but the last time I fished the middle part of the Rose River was back in June, 2006. I have vague memories of being pretty tired at the end of that experience (see previous posting). This time, six years later and six years older, the Rose River was no gentler! However, …
Has potential… a few small bass… blown out by kayakers this trip
Trout fishing is closed at Quantico now, so file this one for next seaso
Reserved for 12 an under, it’s an easy place to start a kid fishing.
The trout stream closes on May 19. It’s still loaded with fish.
A mounted attack fails.. but… this water looks promising.
My first effort ends in failure.
ressured close to parking? Surprisingly… no!
Low water reveals an interesting streambed profile
The stream, beyond the stocked section, looks good.
The upper section of Paddy Run is as pleasant as the lower.
Huntsman is within spittin’ distance of Burke Lake
Take a smallmouth break right next to the C&O towpath.
A 7.4 round trip mile hike with total vertical gain of 1,600 feet leads to….
Breckenridge Reservoir, at the Quantico Marine Corps Base, continues to be one of my favorite small lakes close to home. I was in trouble with the Basswife because I had not taken her fishing as much as she wanted to go last year. Therefore, on the first good day where there was the possibility of …
Skunked on a pretty lake
An apparently unpressured treasure protected by a steep 0.5 mile hike.
A nice spot with easy wading upstream.
The rappahannock is a great smallmouth river
The Rapidan River is known for trout… but there are smallmouth downstream
Royal Lake is not well known, but looks good.
Heavily fished, but scenic
I like the middle section better than the lower part.
Total loser… off limits from the valley
A fisherman’s tribute
The Hughes looks like it survived the summer low water.
Even up high in the Blue Ridge, there is enough water for a decent day of springtime fishing
Whoa… this is horrible
Nice lake, limited bank access
If stocked and if driving by anyway….
A nice park provides easy access to the stocked section of the South River at Grottoes
A long walk leads to scenic water.
Beaver Creek offers trophy quality fish
7.1 miles, 1,635 feet of vertical leads to….
Dry and dead
Another nice small lake tucked up in the George Washington National Forest
A totally dry hole… another waste of time…unless you are interested in bears.
Nice looking small lake
A mile walk for nothing.
This is a nice stocked lake west of Harrisonburg.
No water at the lower entrance
The farther up you go, the better it gets.
No pressure… great fish… hard to get to
Could be better farther upstream… but we did catch 8+” brookies here
The first intersection with the river downstream of the dam is a popular spot.
The South River downstream from the Festival skunks me… but you might do better.
The middle part of the Conway River, above Devil’s Ditch, is skinny water with scattered pools.
Focus on Big Run… skip Rocky Mountain Run
Ok… need to throw a trout bone to the trout guys in the middle of this hot summer..
Looks like a great family location!