Float Fishing Trips

Float Fish Virginia's Warmwater Rivers

Come fish for smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, musky, carp, gar and other warm-water species

Our guided float trips drift the Shenandoah and James Rivers.  With over 100 miles of river to choose from our daily float trips typically cover 8-12 miles of prime water. Float trips typically last 8 hours and include lunch, drinks, and tackle.

Our guides are experienced boatmen with an intimate knowledge of these rivers.  Our custom-built rafts are state of the art, spacious, and comfortable. We happily accommodate both fly and spin/conventional tackle anglers. All boats are equipped with the finest fly rods, spin rods, and tackle available.

The Shenandoah, known for its numbers of fish, is listed as one of the “50 Places to Fly Fish Before You Die.”  You will float through civil war battlefields and alongside Massanutten and the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Smallmouth are the primary target, but anglers routinely catch huge Largemouth, Sunfish, Carp, Catfish, and Musky.

The James River is known for trophy Smallmouth Bass.  While not holding the same large numbers of fish as the Shenandoah, your chances of encountering a 20+ inch fish are better on the James.  

We float these rivers for from mid-April through September.  Late summer brings the best conditions for a top water bass action.  Musky floats are offered in May and June, as well as September through March.

We look forward to sharing an incredible day floating the rivers of Virginia with you!

Bass Fishing Season- April into October

Musky Fishing Season- May, June, September through March

We do not offer half day float trips.

Single Angler Full Day $450
Double Angler Full Day $550


Mossy Creek Fly Fishing Cancellation Policy*

Guided trips, private water bookings, classes and schools are held rain or shine. The Mossy Creek Fly Fishing Guide Service wants everyone to have a great experience and will determine and communicate if fishing conditions require the trip be cancelled or rescheduled. Mossy Creek Fly Fishing Guide Service alone reserves the right to cancel a trip for any reason without penalty to the customer. A customer may cancel a booked trip, school, or private water 72 hours (from 8 a.m. eastern time the day of the trip) prior to the scheduled trip without penalty. If a customer cancels a booked trip within the 72-hour period, the credit card or gift card used for the reservation will be run for the full amount of the trip.

*Orvis Fly Fishing Schools are booked exclusively through the Orvis Company and have their own cancellation policy see their website [Click Here]for details.