Fishing the ESVA and Great Falls

*Catching up on a bunch of late posts after a busy summer (and before a busy winter).  These trips happened in July. I spent a weekend on the eastern shore of Virginia in July, sight fishing (and bait fishing) for cobia.  Some fish were there, catching one on cut bait in the morning (along with…

Fly Fishing the Shenandoah Valley

*Catching up on a bunch of late posts after a busy summer (and before a busy winter).  These trips occurred in July throughout Shenandoah Valley. With the water too hot for fishing in the Chesapeake, and my boat in the shop, I, my dog, and girlfriend headed into the Jefferson National Forest to camp.  Pleasant…

Sailing and Fishing the Middle Chesapeake

*Catching up on a bunch of late posts after a busy summer (and before a busy winter).  These trips occurred near middle June and again in July. Back from another trip to the West Coast, I met up with my friend to fish the islands of the lower Chesapeake.  We hooked a speckled trout or…

Nork Fork of the Shenandoah

*Catching up on a bunch of late posts after a busy summer (and before a busy winter).  This trip happened at the end of June. I had never fished the North Fork of the Shenandoah, but reports of high muddy water on the South Fork, along with a sidelined boat (engine troubles, again) had me…

South Holston River – Tennessee

*Catching up on a bunch of late posts after a busy summer (and before a busy winter).  This trip was back in middle-June. I flew directly from California to Bristol Virginia, invited by a friend to join him, his dad, and uncle on the South Holston.  Among eastern rivers, the South Holston (or Soho) is…

Turneffe Atoll (Part 3) – Tarpon

*Catching up on a bunch of late posts after a busy summer (and before a busy winter).  Enjoy! The main reason I booked a week at Turneffe in late May was for tarpon.  I’m obsessed.  I’ve only landed a few, but hooked, fought, and leadered a 60lb fish in the Everglades that was life altering….