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Hire a fishing guide to fish for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, white catfish, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, bluegill, rock bass, white bass, white perch, yellow perch, stripers, chain pickerel, muskie, northern pike and sauger in local lakes.

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Virginia Fishing Guides

Confluence Outfitters - 434 941-9550
Jared Harker
Smallmouth bass and musky. Confluence Outfitters offers guided float fishing trips for smallmouth and musky.  Customers are guided in a white water raft with frame and seats. We provide tackle and fishing equipment. Trips include drinks, snacks, and even a gourmet riverside lunch on full day adventures.

Other Local Guides

For the ultimate fishing experience, hire a professional guide. They know the VA fishery inside out and have determined the best techniques for catching fish at various times of the year.

Got The Blues Guide Service - 804-314-9629
Chris Harris - [email protected]
Focus Species: Blue Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Rockfish, Hickory Shad
Read the article about Chris in Field & Stream.

Wild Mountain Trout Fly Fishing - 540-294-0354
S.T. Gibson - [email protected]
Focus Species: Trout and Smallmouth Bass.
Shenandoah Valley fly fishing for spring creek Trout and summer Smallmouth Bass, both lessons and guiding. Both fishing and hiking available for parents-without partners who want an outdoor activity with their son or daughter.

Valley Guide Service
Troy Johnson - [email protected]
Shuttle service to landing . Crestliner modern V-hull bass boat, lots of patience and good scenery. Services will cost gas+sweat+donations as I'm just getting going with this idea.

Greasy Creek Outfitters - 540-789-7811
Mike Smith - [email protected]
Focus Species: smallmouth bass, walleye, striped bass, trout. Guided spin and fly-fishing trips in the New River Valley.

New River Fishing - 540-674-4930
John Tipton / Sam Rorrer - [email protected]
Focus Species: Smallmouth Bass, Musky. Guided float trips on the New River for trophy Smallmouth and Giant Musky.

Bass-Jon's - 757-426-2245
Bob Bullen - [email protected]
Hampton Roads Bass Fishing Resource and Bass Club. 50 member club that caters to the jon boat fishermen. The web site reports on all local tournaments, fishing reports and area fishing concerns.

Mountain Trout Outfitters - 434-531-6938
James "Chubby" Damron
Focus Species: Wild and native trout. Fly fishing walk in / wading trips for native brook trout, wild brown and rainbows too! Stream side instruction, anglers of all abilities are welcome.

Big Cat Guide Service - 804-690-3875
Captain Scott Cannon - [email protected]
Focus Species: Blue Catfish, Flathead Catfish

Lake Anna Striper Guide Service - 540-967-3313
Jim Hemby - [email protected]
Focus Species: Stripers. Lake Anna's premier Striper Guide service fishing only for stripers specializing in live bait techniques.

Canoe the New Outfitters - 540-921-7438
Britt Stoudenmire - [email protected]
Focus Species: Smallmouth Bass. Canoe the New Outfitters & Guide Service has established itself as the premiere trophy smallmouth guide service in SW Virginia. Our Guided Fishing Trips are run on over 100+ miles of the New River in the state of Virginia.

McCotter's Lake Anna Guide Service - 540-894-9144
Chris McCotter - [email protected]
Focus Species: Striped bass, largemouth bass, crappie.
Fishing year round by the lake's most knowledgeable and professional guides. From corporate trips to tournament anglers to family fun trips, we guarantee a great trip.

Mossy Creek Fly Fishing - 540-434-2444
Colby & Brian Trow - [email protected]
Focus Species: Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow, Brown, Brook Trout. Mossy Creek Fly Fishing is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia with guide service on local waters. This includes wade trips for trout on mountain streams, spring creeks, and private water or float trips on the James or Shenandoah Rivers for bass.

Outcast Adventures - 540 354-7869
Captain Toby Tester - [email protected]
Focus Species: Striped Bass and rockfish. Professional charter service for striped bass. Located on Smith Mountain Lake. I will provide all fishing equipment, safety equipment, artificial bait, live bait and any other fishing necessities. While fishing the 20,000+ acre lake, you can experience the excitement of striped bass fishing.

PointRunners Striper Guides - 540 836-0145
Capt Travis Fitzgerald - [email protected]
PointRunner's is the premier Smith Mountain Lake Striper Guide Service and Charter Boat. I welcome you to the experience of Big League Striper Fishing located on Smith Mountain Lake Va.

Hughs Catfishing Guide Service - 804 598-1141
Capt. Hugh Self - [email protected]
Focus Species: Blue and flathead catfish, also Hickory shad in season. Full time guide on James River. USCG Master 25 Ton.

Savage Strike Guide Service - 423 571-2461
Mike Coley - [email protected]
Focus Species: Musky, smallmouth and stripers. Full time professional USCG licensed guide service since 1987. Guiding novice or veteran fly or light tackle fisherman from the comfort and stability of a Clackacraft drift boat. Tennessee striper trips also available. Visit my website for complete details and lots of photos.

Hatchmatcher Guide Service - 434 286-3366
L.E. Rhodes,Jr. - [email protected]
Focus Species: Smallmouth bass. Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide providing guided float or wade trips for Smallmouth Bass in Central Virginia. Trips are offered on the James and Shenandoah Rivers. Wade packages on the tributaires.All skill levels are welcome.

Life's Revenge Guide Service - 804 357-8518
Captain Mike Hoke - [email protected]
Focus Species: Blue, flathead and channel catfish, stripers, flounder and offshore. Come for fishing and a memorable day. Fish on a heated, 24', fully outfitted, Boston Whaler. All tackle and equipment provided.

Virginia Fishing Guide Services

In addition to catching fish, guides teach you techniques which you will use over a lifetime of fishing. Learn tips on rods, reels, line, knots, lures, hook types, techniques and much more...all by spending the day in a boat with a local guide.


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