Fish With A Friend

2023 Season

Bring: Water, snacks, rod outfit, wading gear, streamers, & wooly buggers to all events.

For Trout events: Bring dries, BH’s, & emergers. For smallmouth (Jun/Jul/Aug); bring staff, poppers, wooly buggers, & insect repellent.

Apr 10 (Mon) – Cedar Creek Trophy Trout #1(4 or more, 8am-5pm, pay $75 at venue) – Star Tannery, Va. Email if plan to attend.

Apr 12 (Wed) -Rappahannock River-Shad/ KyleD – Meet at 6am at 336 Riverside Dr/Fredericksburg(Park on the road at Heritage trail). Bring chest waders, staff, & shad darts for spinning & flies.

May 13 (Sat) – Bluegill Lake Fishing//KyleD – Meet at 7am @Crockett Park off Meetze Rd.

May 22-26 (TBD) – Dry River-AndyH – Meet at 2pm ~5miles past Rawley Springs/route 33 at DryRun parking area on right(evening green drake hatch), Bring chest waders, staff, & green drakes #10 & 12.

Jun 7 (Wed) – Fishing/ Picnic – 5pm @ Soldiers Hill Angus farm pond/March Wales Road, Warrenton.

Jun 14 (Wed) – S F Shenandoah/Elkton Landing//AndyH – smbass – Meet at 9am at Elkton Landing (Route 33 Bus), southeast side of bridge). Bring poppers, craws, & streamers. Wet wading & staff.

Jun 24 (Sat) – Rapp. River// JoeC // FredK-Meet at 8:30am at Rock Wall/ Phelps WMA for wet wading for smallies. Bring poppers, wooly buggers, crawfish imitations, & staff.

Jul 19 (Wed) – Rapp. River// ChuckH – smbass – 4:30pm @ Hogue Tract/ Phelps WMA parking area (~1 mile upstream of Kelly’s Ford on Sumerduck Rd), & 5 minute hike.

Aug  2 (Wed) – CANCELLED – WATER CONDITIONS – Riverside Preserve/ RappRiver // JoeC – smbass – 7:30am @ 8150 Leeds Manor Rd/Marshall-Wet wading, small poppers, buggers, & streamers.

Aug 19 (Sat) – CANCELED-SF Shenandoah River @ Alma Bridge // ChuckH // JoeR – smbass @ 7:30am @ Route 340Business bridge parking lot (west of Luray) – Bring small poppers & streamers.

Sep  2 (Sat) – CANCELLED – WATER CONDITIONS -Rapidan / Stanton River // JoeC – 8am at end of route 662 / GravesMill / SNP-Bring dries, nymphs.

Sep 23 (Sat) – Phelps WMA pond //Host /JoeC /FredK -Meet at 9am at parking lot kiosk(5667 Sumerduck Rd, Sumerduck)-Bring poppers, worms, & Ned Rig.

Oct 16 (Mon) – TBD – Cedar Creek Trophy Trout #2 (4 or more, 8am-5pm, pay $80 at venue) – Star Tannery, Va. Email to attend.

stream fishing

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