Cedar Creek was a huge disappointment. We had heard from a friend of a friend that this was pretty good fishing.
We headed out to Cedar Creek by following Route 55 from I81. As you pass over the ridgeline, you come down to the northern part of the creek. We traveled both right and left as you can see from the map looking for clear water that was free of POSTED signs. We found a bit down at the southern end, threw a few baits and were rewarded with a Chubb. Also saw fish following some of the panther martin spinners back – but no takers.
While the water is pretty (as you can see), there just is not any place to fish where we looked. We also drove down the the part of Cedar Creek near Zepp in search of a break – nothing, nothing, nothing.
Also – lesson here – even if there is a little fish symbol in the Virginia Gazetteer, it does not mean that the water is public! Some of those symbols must be left over from when Cedar was stocked. I assume that the landowners shut this down to public fishing.
So – don’t waste your time coming here!
Do not confuse this with with Big Cedar Creek that is recommended as viable and stocked in the Virginia Fishing Guide by Bob Gooch – different water, different place
Unless stated otherwise, this article was authored by Steve Moore