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Guided WV Fishing Trips at the new River Gorge

Whether by raft or wading the stream, fishing in West Virginia means fine scenery, feisty fish, and laughs galore. Try smallmouth bass fishing the 53 miles of the New River or fly fishing for trout in West Virginia's mountain streams - either way, you'll be one proud angler.

West Virginia Fishing Trips

West Virginia Smallmouth BassFishing Whether you like battling with hard-fighting smallmouth bass, outwitting wild mountain trout, or want to learn the art of fly fishing Mountain State Anglers Fishing Services will put you where the fish are.  Mountain State Anglers Fishing Services offers unique fishing trips in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia.

Early in the morning, as you pull up to the river bank of the New River for our guided fishing trips, feel the magic of the fog swirling around the canyon rim. Our group slides the 14' raft with swivel seats and center mount rowing frame into the water. Then you are ready to load the boat with fishing gear, lunch, drinks and head downstream. The river is wide, full of sandstone rock structure along the banks, and teeming with insects, bait fish and smallmouth bass. The canyon is deep, 1000 feet of wooded forest from river to the rim. For the serious fishermen the challenge is to make 1 cast a minute, 60 casts an hour and 480 casts for the day. If you are focused, and if you have chosen the right baits, made the perfect casts, figured out the retrieval, with any luck you will connect with 100 powerful smallmouth bass. This is the way you forget about the rest of the world.

West Virginia should be called the "River State." Blessed with over 40 inches of precipitation and 4000 feet of elevation, hundreds of small coldwater streams cut through our mountains and teem with trout. Mill Creek is located within walking distance and is a great place to learn the basics. Let the Mountain State Anglers professional guide staff help you improve your fly fishing knowledge and technique. Classes are offered for beginner to intermediate anglers.

Get Your Fishing Licenses

goWILD West Virginia, fishing licensesWest Virginia fishing licenses are required on both the New and Gauley Rivers. You can find them on-line at the West Virginia Division of Natural Resource's website by going to: www.wvdnr.gov/fishing/license.shtm

Fishing Min. Age Rating Trip Length Price  
Summer Learn To Fly Fish (Available June 15 to September 15)  8  Adventure 7.5-8 hours $415 for 2 Book Your Trip
Child Angler Frame (1 adult and 2 children under 12)  8  Adventure 7.5-8 hours $490  Call to Book
Half-Day Float Trip for Smallmouth Bass  6  Family 4.4-5 hours $315 for 2 Book Your Trip
Full-Day Float Trip for Smallmouth Bass  8  Adventure 7.5-8 hours $415 for 2 Book Your Trip
Overnight Float Fishing Trip 2-Days  8  Adventure  2 days/1 night $475 each  Call to Book
Overnight Float Fishing Trip 3-Days  8  Adventure  3 days/2 nights $650 each  Call to Book
Full-Day Walk and Wade  12  Adventure 7.5-8 hrs $215 for 1; $265 for 2 Book Your Trip