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Good People - Good Water - Good Fish

I left south of Vermont to capture a Stony Creek, Virginia trout. Unfortunately, it rained to a complete downpour when I pulled over to my research spot on Stony Creek. The water was too high and moving too fast from the storms. I was thinking about going home, but I had researched a second spot, Little Stony Creek. Unfortunately, I followed the GPS on a DNR road with no cell coverage. I soon realized I was going up a small mountain that led to West Virginia.   About 3 miles before the top is a remote campsite with a bridge crossing the creek. The higher elevation did not affect the stream from the storms. It was 8:30 pm, but still light; I jumped out of the car, grabbed my 3-weight rod, and tried to fish. No luck, but I have time tomorrow.

The 3-mile drive from Little Stony Creek to Wolf Gap Recreation Area (38.92433, -78.68902) campsite was an adventure. Thick fog on a narrow mountain road, not knowing where I'm going. I have no cell coverage, so no GPS. The campsite at Little Stony Creek was taken; it holds one camper. I get to the top of the mountain, and to my surprise, it is the Wolf Gap Recreation Area campground. I researched the area 2 years ago but had no idea it was here. I pulled into a nice slip and slept in the car while it rained all night.

The following day head down back to the creek.  The stream was crystal clear, and you could see small brook trout.  I took about 30 minutes to catch a nice, wild brook trout!  I caught about five more before packing it up and attempting to catch a West Virginia Trout.  It is a beautiful area!


Wild Brook Trout


Brooke Trout


Little Stony Creek


Wild Brook Trout


Little Stony Creek


Brooke Trout

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