Deep in the West Virginia New and Gauley River Gorges, there are hundreds of miles of streams and rivers and virtually every mile is packed with fish. These boulder-rich waterways offer shade aplenty, which is exactly what our scaly friends prefer in a dining atmosphere.
Consequently, it's not uncommon for our fishing guests to reel in 60 or more fish in a single day on the New River.
This fishing trip goes out in the early morning, allowing you approximately eight hours of prime West Virginia small mouth bass fishing. Covering seven to twelve miles of the best fishing on New River, depending upon water level, you'll enjoy a wide variety of fishing situations, including spin fishing and fly fishing.
If you don't have a full day to spend on the water, try our Float Fishing Half-Day Trip.
Our fishing guides know this river better than anybody. They'll help you with baits or flies and where to cast, plus instruction, if necessary.
Our 16-foot oar-rigged boats hold 2 guests and a guide.
Time on Water
You'll spend about 8 hours on the water plus the 45 minute drive each way.
We provide everything you need to have a great day of fishing, including tackle, rods, reels and plastic bait, plus flies and fly rods if specified. We also bring lunch, snacks and drinks.
What to Bring
You are responsible for obtaining and bringing your WV fishing license, and we ask that you please show that to your guide when you meet up. Bring sunscreen and weather-appropriate clothing, including rain gear, warm layers, sunglasses and a hat. If your personal gear is preferred, bring your rod, hardbait, crank baits, plugs or minnows.
Requirements & Restrictions
All fishing trips are catch and release with artificial baits only.
No matter what time of year and what the water level is, we'll likely encounter rapids that we have to run. Our expert guides will help navigate through it!