Ancient and armored, the longnose gar is a long-lived survivor. Read more


If a river otter is nearby, you can kiss the fish in your privately stocked pond goodbye. Read more


All over Virginia, good things come to those who bait. Read more

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Sport shooting and more at Primland. Read more

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How devoted watermen have rescued some of the Chesapeake Bay’s most storied and historic buyboats. Read more

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You can’t come to Abingdon without experiencing its awe-inspiring natural landscape. Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Read more

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Made in Virginia 2017 Awards - Gear Read more


Fishing is relaxing for many. Professional bass fishing is much different—30 rods, 70 mph boats and speed casting from dawn to dusk. Read more


After a long winter’s respite, fishing season is a sure sign of summer. Read more



Guy Schum

What could be missing from this collection of antique fly-fishing equipment? Read more


Made in Virginia winner Release Reels Read more


Who Owns the Jackson River?

Beau Beasley

Private developers and the public both lay claim to a stretch of the Jackson River in Allegheny County, and fly fishers are caught in the middle. Read more

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Robb Scharetg

Transforming a muddy river back into a perfect stream can be done. Beau Beasley tells how a cow wallow became an Augusta County gem. Read more


A practical new use for old lobster-trap netting. Read more


A group of volunteers are dedicated to assisting wounded war veterans, all with the help of a rod and a reel. Read more


County Curiosity: Northumberland Read more


Fish Stories - Feature

John Henley

Want to watch people at Virginia Beach? Head for the boardwalk. Want to catch a wahoo, tuna or marlin? Head for Rudee Inlet, a hot spot for sport fishing. Read more


Up a Creek - Feature

Chris White

For the two sisters who run Payne's Crab House in Urbanna, the watermen's life is tough but good. As Beatrice Taylor says, "It's in our blood." Read more


Poquoson is a peninsula jutting into the Chesapeake Bay and the oldest continuously named town in Virginia, where crusty watermen mingle with brainy NASA scientists, and where family histories go back to the 1700s. Read more



Tyler Darden

Before long, a strange sensation will start to grip fishermen and consumers along the East Coast—striper madness! It’s a hard-to-define attraction to the striped bass, a migratory game fish found in large numbers in the Chesapeake Bay. Read more


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