Spring Trout Fishing In Shenandoah National Park

A recent spring vacation to Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park was filled with a lot of trout fishing. The headheadwaters of a number of trout streams can be found via hiking trails that can be
used to drop down the slope to the water. From there, it is a matter of finding the best holes and pools, most of which will hold wild brook trout. Getting to the streams is part of the adventure!

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Exploring The Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway stretches nearly 500 miles, from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains
National Park in North Carolina. From the wild iris of spring to the asters and multi-hued foliage of fall, the Blue Ridge Parkway is a visual feast for plant, tree, and flower lovers.

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Power Drifting For Spring Flounder

Spring is an excellent time to catch big keeper flounder because they’re
available in easily accessible locations including tidal creeks, canals, and
inland bays. You don’t need a big boat and you don’t have to go far to catch
limits of fat flounder in the spring!

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Winter Striper Fishing Off Virginia

It was late December and we finally had a break in the weather. A nor’easter (a strong storm) had been blowing for almost a week. We were heading out to troll for late season striped bass that pass through our area in Virginia. Almost all the stripers in this run are over the 28-inch minimum size and some are 40-pound to 50-pound bruisers!

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Acid Rain Threatens Brook Trout

If the largemouth bass is a bait-caster’s fish, then the brookie belongs to the fly fisher. As their name implies, brook trout are at home in the stream. Acid rain is a problem in native brook trout habitat, particularly in the upper Appalachians. Wild brook trout populations in the George Washington National Forest in Virginia have taken a hit.

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Big Flounder At Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (CBBT) stretches nearly 20 miles across the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, conveniently connecting Cape Charles on Virginia’s Eastern Shore to Virginia’s Tidewater region. Most of the CBBT is bridges, however, there are also two separate tunnel sections. Tons of boulders have been piled on top of the tunnels to stabilize them. The rocks also attract and hold a wide variety of baitfish and gamefish, including big flounder of 5 pounds to 15 pounds!

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Virginia Beach: Discover It Again

Virginia Beach, Va., has a lot to offer visitors including a great beach area, biking paths, hiking trails, a huge aquarium, January-March whale watching, scenic state parks, pier fishing, plenty of wildlife … and much, much more!

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