There are many reasons that anglers from all over the world choose West Virginia for their fishing vacation. From small mountain stream that are home to native, wild trout to larger rivers that have a wide varity of sport fishing spiecies.
The New River in West Virginia has been rated as one of the top ten small mouth bass rivers in the country for years. The New River Gorge National River offers fifty plus miles of world-class Smallmouth bass river fishing. A twelve mile stretch of the New River hasbeen designated as catch and release small mouth bass fishing with a fast growing population of Walleye. Once you get in the boat on the New River you can tell instantly that you have come to a very special place. The New River flows north and is estimated to be one of the oldest rivers in the world. Huge sandstone boulders, deep pools, swift runs and steep canyon walls up to 1,000’ are what you should expect to find here. The abundance of New River small mouth bass is due in part to the inaccessibility of the New River Gorge and the success of catch and release fishing. Our professional fishing guides, quality equipment and extensive knowledge of the New River will ensure a trip you remember.
The West Virginia fishing season will usually start mid to late March depending on the weather and temperature. The best time for pre-spawn fish will be April through the first week of May, which is the absolute best time to catch a citation small mouth. After the spawn is over fishing will be excellent all through the summer up to the end of October. The best period for fly fishing will be early June through October. The New is without a doubt the finest river small mouth fishery in the U.S. The number of fish found in the river and the high quality speak for itself.