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Pound River - Fishing Opportunities

Didymo in Virginia 2008

The Pound River special regulation trout fishery offers an excellent opportunity for anglers to catch brown trout. Fishing the river with conventional spinning tackle can be very productive by selecting lures common to those used in fishing for smallmouth bass as long as they are single hook artificial lures. Any type of soft-plastic worm, grub, lizard, crawfish, or minnow on a single hook jig head is the key. Fly-fishing tackle is excellent and almost always produces good numbers of trout. The river has a large forage base of aquatic insects and patterns to match include everything from tiny caddis larvae to stonefly nymphs.