June 10, 2012 at 8:42pm
Well once again I loaded up Thursday after work and took the short 200 mile trip to my Hometown of West Va. and picked a Good Weekend because it was FREE Fishing Weekend in West V and even though I had to pay $3 to Fish Friday, I would have paid 5 times that much!!! It was just at dark Thursday Evening when we arrived at the New River where I spent my Childhood and as I walked the Sand-Bar checking out the campsites that were available...I recognized a Guy just by his walk in the dark and called out a name and he answered...It was 1 of my Uncles that I hadn't seen since 5 years ago!!! We finally set up camp and gathered Firewood and settled in for the night. It was really cool at night on the river but that didn't stop me from grabbing my Gear and heading toward the rapids at first light to try the Smallmouths..Caught a bunch but nothing big but Size doesn't matter.. Did catch a Channel Catfish bout 8 pounds that got my heart racing thinking BIG bronzback lol... I was having a ball!!! My brother from NC arrived a little after noon Friday and after a Quick Bologna Samich and drink..We took off again and had a Great evening Fishing together...Our Younger Brother (Who still lives in West Va.) was at Camp when we returned that evening and we all Spent the whole day Sat. Fishing and playing in the River...I can't wait to go back!!! My uncles Wife had 2 young Boys that had never caught a Fish so We took my Nephew and those 2 Boys to (The Rock) and let them all Catch some Fish...It was Fun...I Took some more Pics for Dacota and also a Little Video of the walk along the New River which is more rugged than some might think. I have invited all you guys to go with me some weekend and Daine had mentioned she would like to experience the New River and I thought of her as I filmed this little walk along the New River Bank with my dog Holly...It's not your typical Camping and Sand walking Fishing experience. It's a Blast Fishing in the New River and the Scenery is worth the drive....I myself, Can't wait to go back!!!!