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Summer Float & Fish on The Scenic James River

A smallmouth float trip for fly fishing that makes for a beautiful outdoor adventure. (can also be done by spin anglers). Techniques may range from dredging deep clawdads to lightning fast vicious topwater eats on poppers and wiggle minnows. We can also target the other species that inhabit these rivers; such as Carp, Gar, Musky, Bluegill and Catfish. There’s nothing like seeing a smallmouth blast a popper on the surface or a 3-4 gar viciously attack your fly. Not only are these beautiful rivers outstanding fisheries, their history in settling Virginia makes floating them a truly remarkable experience. With in-depth knowledge of hundreds of miles of river to choose from the confluence of the Jackson and Cowpasture all the way to Bremo Bluff, our guides from Albemarle Angler will have you on the most productive float for your outing. Professional guide, lunch, drinks and snacks. As a special treat, you’ll also enjoy award-winning local wine, cider or craft beers and artisan snacks (provided in a keepsake Wine & Country Local Feed Bag). This trip is a memorable outing for a couple or for a group of friends.  Minimum 2 participants and up to 4. Estimated time 4-7 hours. Cost $535/per two guests.