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Shenandoah River Bass

Beat the heat of the summer and the hustle and bustle of the cities and let the river float you away. We have access to some of the best smallmouth bass fishing in the valley, and while many rivers are smaller than the James or Potomac, they hold quality fish in high numbers. Start your first day float after a filling breakfast at one of Staunton’s great diners. Glide silently along the Middle River, little known and only able to float with private land access. Fortunately we have a great relationship with several organizations and landowners that permit us to basically have a personal smallmouth fishery.

No one has landed a 20” yet, but we got plenty of 17-18”+ on streamers and topwater poppers. Enjoy a streamside lunch as you notice the abundant bird life. Chances are we will have a heron chase us downstream half the trip trying to keep us away from his fish. Staunton has a variety of lodging and dining options and the evening is completely up to you. Let us know if you want a rustic cabin or an upscale micro-hotel downtown. We can prepare a private dinner for you, or we will set up your reservations for the best places in town. After breakfast on Sunday, the Shenandoah River is our destination. Larger water provides for longer casts and bigger fish. Plan to wear out your arm throwing 8 weights and big flies. Some of the largest smallmouth are pulled from the Shenandoah every year. Another shore lunch will refuel you for the home stretch, and a steel leader rigged rod will be ready if you want to take a chance at a few musky during the last couple miles of the river. I assure you by the end of the trip you’ll say “what trout?”


Augusta County provides a variety of lodging and dining options. We want you to experience your trip the way you want. That means we will handle everything. From daily prepared meals, transportation to the stream, gear, reservations and lodging. Please contact us today so we can put together your unique fly fishing experience.


Two people Minimum starting at $1500

Package Details 

-Wading and floating is involved in deep water

-Float trips will be on the Middle or Shenandoah River: Be able

to stand and cast from a boat with stability. Cast 40’-50’

comfortably for hours at a time. 

-Be able to fish a variety of larger flies- streamers, poppers, and

crayfish patterns for the best success

-All meals, equipment, and lodging provided 




8AM Meet at Kathy’s Diner for breakfast and arrange


9AM Launch on the Middle River for floating and wading

12AM Shore lunch of local grilled sausages with Onions and

Peppers and Homemade Coleslaw*

4PM Get to Landing 

5PM Dropped at Hotel 24 South for lodging

6PM Dinner Reservation at Zynodoa fine dining restaurant



8AM Pickup from Hotel 24 South

9AM Launch on Shenandoah River

1PM Lunch- Local BBQ Brisket Sandwiches with Route 11 Chips and fruit*

4PM arrive at landing for transportation back to vehicles

*All Meals Are Samples. We Gather Products Locally Seasonally and are Happy to Work with Requests or Dietary Restrictions*

Call us today to reserve this trip at 540.280.3815

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