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.
Located in the southwestern handle of Virginia is a 4,500 acre lake by the name of Claytor Lake. This lake is home to some excellent largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fishing. But this isn’t the type of lake that you can go and fish and expect them to jump in the boat. It has a reputation of being challenging especially in the summer when recreational water sports are in full force. So when I had the opportunity to interview Ryan Spicer, a young man who has had success on the lake, I knew his insight would be helpful to anyone considering fishing Claytor.
Timmy Dixon is the owner of New River Outdoor Adventures in Galax, Virginia. Before interviewing business owners, I do research to make sure they represent business qualities that I want to promote to the readers of DockTalk365. So even though I was intrigued by Timmy from the impressive big New River fish on his Instagram page, I checked out reviews of his company before asking him for an interview. Reviews of New River Outdoor Adventures are terrific. And as you will see, good thing because so is this interview. New River is one of the Northeast’s finest fisheries and Timmy breaks down why and how to approach the fishing on the river.
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.