Shenandoah Trout & Bass
Perhaps the best time to visit the Shenandoah Valley is May through June or September through October. The days are always warm enough to be comfortable and the night takes the humidity out of those muggy, sunny days. Trout waters are prime and larger rivers are getting close to perfect in the Spring, or cooling back down from the long, hot Summer. This allows anglers to pursue both trout and smallmouth bass waters at the same time, perhaps a perfect weekend for some fly fishers. Staunton is the perfect base camp for both excellent trout and bass fishing, and allows several options for targeting both species.
Fish your own private trout waters on an idyllic farm setting just outside of Staunton one day, then you decide on a quiet private meal, or let us provide transportation while you hit the town for one of our fantastic restaurants. Enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast before you launch on the private access only Middle River, or decide to go for larger smallmouth on the Shenandoah River. The Middle River provides a serene float surrounded by farmland and wildlife. The Shenandoah is more frequented, though larger water leads to ample opportunities for 20” + bronzebacks. Either way a shore lunch is provided before we get you on your way back Sunday afternoon.
Staunton 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 day trip: Two people minimum $2500, Four people Maximum $4000
Three day trip: Two people minimum $3500, Four people Maximum $6000
-Two to Three Days Fishing on Private Trout Streams- Stable terrain, but necessary to travel up and down the banks, wade up to waist deep, and get up and down the banks.
-Streams are 20’-40’ wide.
-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 flies- dries, nymphs, and streamers for the best success
-All meals, equipment, and lodging provided
Overall, expect a few days of moving a good bit. The streams in
general are small and you need to cover a lot of ground to
continue to catch fish. We always work at everyone else’s pace
to put you on the good spots in the streams. We will keep you
well fed and supplied for the day, and arrange everything for
the evenings. Contact us today to explore Augusta County Trout
8AM Meet at Cromer Farm’s for Rainbow and Brown Trout
12PM Lunchtime Local Grilled Sausages with Onions and
Peppers and Skipping Rock Kolsch *
4PM Wrap up fishing for the day and Check into the Farmhouse at Turtle Lane
6PM Dinner- Salmon with Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus with Ox Eye Pinot Noir*
7AM Prepared Breakfast*
8AM Return to Cromer Farm for a couple hours
11AM Launch Boat on Middle River
1PM Shoreside Lunch- Sandwiches with local bread, meats, cheeses, fruit and chips*
5PM-Land and Return to Turtle Lane
6PM- Local Steaks with Bourbon and Beer*
7AM Prepared Breakfast*
9AM Launch on the Shenandoah River
12PM Shore Lunch- Smoked Brisket Sliders with Caramelized Onions and Coleslaw*
3PM Arrive at the Landing and prepare to depart
*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