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The Fish of A Thousand Casts

Come experience some of the most thrilling freshwater fishing you can find anywhere!

Virginia is not widely known for its musky fishing. Despite common knowledge, many of our warmwater rivers have true strain musky. Virginia Department of Game has been stocking fingerling musky for over 30 years and populations have become very well established.

We target the Shenandoah and James Rivers for musky, however they are also found in the New River, Clinch, Potomac, and many of our lakes and reservoirs.

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What Gear Is Used?

Musky fishing is demanding and not for the timid (we typically throw 9′ 9-10wt fast action rods and full sinking lines.) These fish can be difficult to catch and typically require a lot of effort and determination. Fly rods, baitcasting rods, and all tackle, flies, and gear is provided. We highly recommend getting started with the baitcasting gear to see how fish are reacting before attempting to throw large flies all day.

What's the Best Season?

Fishing for these giants is typically best from May through February with peaks in July and then again in December.

What Should I Bring?

Clothing
In the spring and fall, temperatures typically range from the 40’s in the morning up to the 70’s by mid-day, dropping down to the 50’s in the evening. Winters on the river can get cold and windy (adding to the challenge), but the sun can also warm things up. It’s best to dress in layers.

Footwear
An old pair of sneakers is fine, covering your toes is most important. While most client’s feet never get in the water, the river bottom can be soft in some sections and rocky and slippery the next. In winter, waterproof footwear is recommended as well as a hat and gloves.

Eyewear
Eye protection is very important. Polarized sunglasses will help you cut the glare on the water and see fish and obstacles.

Food and Drinks
A cooler goes on every boat and includes plenty of food and drinks, but do discuss this with your guide.

Rods, reels, flies, tackle
Our guides want to ensure the greatest opportunity for success but we understand if you want to use your own gear. Discuss this with your guide ahead of time.

Single Angler Rate
$325
Per Day

• Full day trips only (about 8 hours)
• Rods, reels, flies and tackle provided free of charge

• 1 angler and 1 guide per boat
• Includes beverages and food

Double Angler Rate
$425
Per Day

• Full day trips only (about 8 hours)
• Rods, reels, flies and tackle provided free of charge

• 2 anglers and 1 guide per boat
• Includes beverages and food
• Multi-boat float trips available

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