VA Fly Fishing
Staying in our Virginia Mountain Cabins you can really get acquainted with
Mother Nature and the stunning sights and sounds that the Shenandoah Valley
offers. Offering the very best in Virginia Mountain Lodging, our cabins are
nearby to the George Washington National Forest, the Shenandoah National Park,
Sherando Lake, Wintergreen Resort and the gorgeous Tye River. Here activities
like hiking, swimming, horseback riding, skiing, golf, and fishing provide great
opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. On this page we have provided our
vacationers with some of the best kept secret Virginia fishing rivers, streams
and holes. Our mountainous region of Virginia contains some of the very best
trout fishing, and fly fishing that you’ll find in Virginia. Discover our
mountain paradise and all that it offers.
James River Fishing in Nelson County Virginia
The upper and middle portions of the James River flow through our region in
Nelson County VA and contain some of the best fishing in the Virginia area.
Offering a wide range of angling opportunities in
numerous different settings,
the James River Fishing in Virginia is some of the most unique and diverse.
Smallmouth bass are the dominant fish in the river, however spotted
largemouth bass have also been frequently caught. The James River is also home to a
few other varieties of game fish like channel catfish, flathead catfish, and
some varieties of sunfish like redbreast, bluegill and rock bass. The flathead
catfish and gigantic muskellunge fish are more abundant in the upper portion.
Canoe or raft the James River and you’ll find some excellent fishing in Virginia
with several small pools and private holes.
Mossy Creek Virginia Fly Fishing
Mossy Creek is probably Virginia’s most renowned fly fishing area and one of the
most popular places to fish for vacationers. This world class Virginia fly
fishing creek was created by landowners and Trout Unlimited, a renowned trout
company. Fishermen looking to fish Mossy Creek must have a signed permit card,
as well as a valid Virginia fishing license. Beginning anglers sometimes have a
hard time catching the brown trout that live in Mossy Creek as the creek has
steep banks, large masses of vegetation, and fast running waters. If you can
find enough patience however, you can catch large, 25 inch brown mountain
trout that are in abundance in this stream.
Virginia Fly Fishing in St. Mary’s River
St. Mary’s River meanders through the scenic canyons of Virginia’s Shenandoah
Valley and is a great place to catch native brook trout. This area was once a
large mine and railroad area, however in 1984 it became a protected wilderness
region. With over 10,000 acres, St. Mary’s Wilderness Area offers some really
great opportunities to enjoy Fishing in Virginia. St. Mary’s River is regularly
stocked with brook trout, as well as wild rainbow trout, and is truly a
Staunton Dam is a large 15 acre reservoir that supplies water to the city of
Staunton. Located in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests,
Staunton Dam is a great place to fish from the banks. Small game fish such as
smallmouth bass, bluegill, pumpskinseed, redbreast and green sunfish, rock bass
and channel catfish flourish in the waters around Staunton Dam; larger, slower
growing game fish numbers are low, making the smaller fish populate quite
rapidly. Two trout areas are located upstream from Staunton Dam for excellent
Virginia Trout Fishing.
Elkhorn Lake, Staunton Virginia Fishing
Elkhorn Lake is a 54 acre reservoir located in the George Washington and
Jefferson National Forests. Managed and owned by the city of Staunton, this lake
provides a great recreation area to the city and is a nice place to enjoy the scenic
beauty of the national forests.
Located in scenic Nelson County Virginia, Lake Nelson is a 40 acre impoundment
owned and managed by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Stocked with game fish such as largemouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, red ear
sunfish, varieties of catfish, and of course some gigantic largemouth bass.
The South River flows through pasture land before entering the town of
Waynesboro. The river flows through the center of town and is home to
several varieties of game fish, including smallmouth bass and bluegill, not to
mention rainbow and brown trout.
Back Creek, a tributary which feeds into South River, is a favorite of locals
fishing for stocked trout. This mountain stream meanders down from close to the
Blue Ridge Parkway, running alongside the road for much of the way. All of the
stream is open for fishing, and there are many places to pull off and park.
Virginia fishing regulations apply, including a required trout stamp from fall
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