BHA Capital Region’s: New River Fish and Float
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July 24
Starting at 8am
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Location Name: Whitethorn Boat Ramp
Blacksburg, VA

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BHA Capital Region’s: New River Fish and Float

Please join Capital Region Backcountry Hunters & Anglers for a day of New River fishing and floating. Southwest Virginia offers many unique public land and water opportunities and the New River is legendary for its smallmouth fishing. So bring a rod, snacks, and be ready to enjoy a day on the water with BHA.

The purpose of this event is to introduce Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and the Capital Region Chapter to Southwest Virginia as well as get together with old friends, have fun, and potentially hook that smallmouth of a lifetime.  Details below.  Email questions to [email protected]

Here are the basics of the event.   

  • WHEN: Saturday, July 24th @ 8AM – 3PM; Parking and staging vehicles at the take out location begins at 8AM with a prompt start at 9AM, If river conditions are unsafe prior notice will be provided if the event is cancelled.
  • WHERE: Whitethorn Boat Launch, 5256 Whitethorn Road, Blacksburg VA 24060(Follow McCoy Road to State Route 623 in Blacksburg, and take a left across the train tracks just after passing Kentland Farm.)
  • Map to Put in and Take Out Location
  • WHAT TO BRING:  Kayak, Canoe, or even a Tube. Snacks and Water for a day. The New River offers excellent fishing opportunities so bring a rod!

Put in at the DWR ramp at the end of Route 623 at Whitethorne. This section is punctuated by several small ledges and riffles. Smallmouth action in this reach is nothing short of fabulous! It is not uncommon to hook several fish in the 2–4 lb class while using hellgrammites, jigs, or crayfish imitations. This is also one of the best areas on the lower New River to tangle with trophy Muskellunge. As soon as the river leaves Montgomery County and flows into Giles County (approximately 5 miles), it roars over a two-foot ledge known as Big Falls. Take out along Route 625 above or below the falls. This is a Class II–III run depending on water conditions. We will take out above the falls!

WHEN
July 24, 2021 at 8:00am - 4pm
WHERE
Location Name: Whitethorn Boat Ramp
5265 Whitethorn Rd
Blacksburg, VA 24060
United States
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CONTACT
Trevor Lawson · · 540-230-4896
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