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Rapidan River (Trout Section) - Fishing Opportunities

The Rapidan River and it's tributaries within the Shenandoah National Park and Rapidan Wildlife Management Area are managed as a catch and release fishery. Only single point hook artificial lures may be used. No bait may be in possession while fishing these waters. All trout must be immediately returned to the water unharmed. No trout may be in possession while fishing these waters.

Anglers can expect to find most brook trout in the 7-9 inch range, with the occasional fish up to 10 inch.