Fishing the Shenandoah
Sample Day Fishing Trips
Low water Bridge to #8
- 8 miles, takes 3-4 hours of canoeing.
- Plus the Hawksbill Creek comes in around #3.
- Nice to paddle up it to a big hole that has trout in the Spring & at the mouth is a deep hole for Muskie.
#8 to #11
- Shorter trip-3 miles-takes 1-2 hours.
- Great fishing in riffles.
- Fishing on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River has been said to be the Best Small Mouth Bass fishing in Virginia.
#1 to #11
- (Bixler’s Bridge to Foster’s Boat Landing) is considered the ideal section for ‘quantity of fish’–large and small mouth bass, sun fish–brim, pumpkin seed, blue gill etc.; catfish, carp, and even an odd trout or musky!
- This section of river has lots of little riffles and small holes as the ideal hiding place for the fishes.
#11 to #19
- Flowing by G.W. National Forest starts out with riffles then a few ledges and then much deeper holes where the Big Ones hang out.
- These are harder to catch but definitely keepers!
For Flyfishing Supplies & Other Useful Information
Stay With Us
Shenandoah River Outfitters has River Log Cabins for rent on the banks of the Shenandoah. Each cabin sleeps 6. There is a shower/bath room and a kitchenette. A front porch completes the cabin. Simply a Great Get-a-way spot 150 yards from the banks of the Shenandoah!
Check out a page on how to photo your fish.
Fishing Licenses can be purchased ahead of time online http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/licenses/ or at WalMart in Luray. We do have bait worms and some selected fishing gear and artificial lures.
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6502 S Page Valley Rd
Luray VA 22835
Open 8 to 5 Summer daily
Spring and Fall weekends
8 AM to 5 PM
Spring and Fall midweek
Open 9AM to 5 PM