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    Appalachian Outdoor Adventures New River Fishing Guide Service

    Float Fishing the New River

    Appalachian Outdoor Adventures (AOA) is a full service guide business specializing in smallmouth bass and musky fishing on the New River in Virginia.

    AOA fishing guide Charlie White has been guiding river float trips for over thirty years. Charlie has an abundance of experience and knowledge of the rivers and in float fishing for trophy New River smallmouth and musky.

    Don’t miss out on a trip of a lifetime. The beauty of this river along with the world class smallmouth bass action it presents will have you coming back each year. Contact us now to schedule your trip.

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    AOA Rafts are equipped with bass boat type seats with pedestals. The normal fishing configuration has one fishing seat in the front of the boat and one in the rear of the boat. The guide controls the raft from the center mount oar rig in the middle. The rafts are equipped with state of the art aluminum frames providing large stable platforms. Fishermen have full control from the swivel seats and can stand and walk about the raft. This gives fly fishermen the perfect setup to operate. Our larger cataraft can be equipped with four seats that can accommodate a family of three or four.

    Fishing Gear

    Anglers should bring their own personnel gear (rainwear, sunglasses, etc.) and their favorite fishing pole and tackle. AOA guide Charlie always brings several extra rods and reels for your use and the most productive fishing lures for the time of year and water conditions.

    Trip Duration

    Most of our day trips are 6 to 9 miles in length and may last from 8 to 10 hours. Starting times are flexible but we recommend an early start.

    Flyfishing the New River

    Flyfishing the New River from our custom designed cataraft is an awesome experience. Charlie can place you in some of the most beautiful areas for smallmouth bass and musky. It doesn’t matter if its your first time flyfishing or if you consider yourself a pro, Charlie can get you set up for an experience you won’t soon forget.

    Check out these live action video’s capturing the excitement of fishing on the New River

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