Coldwater: With the cold temperatures, the best trout fishing is on the
stocked waters. South River, Beaver Creek, and the Jackson River are all
good options. Get deep with nymphs is essential for these fish. Our best
fish have come on the Jigged PT and Prince nymphs. Buggers, Hare’s Ear
nymphs, and Green Weenies have also been good.
Warmwater: Chain pickerel fishing just gets better with the cold
temperatures. Flash flies, Krystal Buggers and Todd’s Wiggle Minnows have
all been taking fish. Good local fisheries for these feisty pike include
the Chickahominy and Swift Creek Lake.
Saltwater: The abundance of small bait has made fly fishing for striped
bass very effective lately. Fish working under birds are usually keyed in
on anchovies or silversides, making Clousers and Half & Halfs very good
bets. At night, fish are going for the same flies but bigger fish are
around so we have been throwing Seakers, Dabloons, and Reverses on full
sinking lines looking for big fish. If the open water isn’t your thing,
speckled trout fishing is still hot in the Elizabeth and Rudee. These fish
are taking Clousers and Murdich Minnows.