The New River is such a world famous fishery. I love catching up with anglers who spend a lot of time chasing down smallmouth bass and muskie on the New. So naturally when I saw Ben Morrison with some impressive smallmouth bass on his Instagram, I knew he would have some great insight on fishing the New River. Read on to learn how Ben takes on this amazing fishery.
I have never fished the New River but since doing this blog I am realizing that the New needs to be on my bucket list. This river is jam packed with smallmouth bass but also has plenty of musky as well. Adrian Parcell fishes the New River and judging by his Instagram catches plenty of bass and musky while doing so. Adrian and I discussed his New River fishing and he filled us in on some of his secrets of catching big bass and musky on the New.
We had such a great time talking with Wes Smallwood, that we had to put the interview into two parts. If you haven’t read part I, you can read it here. In this interview, we start where we left off talking about Wes’ dad and the positive memories created by taking his son fishing. Thank you Wes’ dad! We then get into some Virginia fishing discussion including the fish story behind Wes’ Trophy Citation Smallmouth Bass. Fantastic reading from this young up and coming competitive kayak angler.