Southern Trout Magazine Issue 31

Page 126

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The Perfect Weekend Trip Fishing Along the Appalachian Trail and Shenandoah in Virginia By Lee Walker


ith the dog days of summer nearly upon us, June and July are the perfect time to hit the Appalachian Trail in Virginia for a short day trip, or a longer backpacking trip. More of the Appalachian Trail passes through Virginia than any other states and the views can’t be beat. From pastoral scenes, to forest and farmland with creeks running through it, they are sure to make avid anglers and first-timers alike, very happy. In Shenandoah National Park, you can cross the A.T more than 30 times, never leaving your car and there are more than 1.2 million acres of forest lands and 1,000 miles of stream protected from development. With more than 70 mountain streams and 38 species of fish present, the Shenandoah National Park it a fantastic option for anglers. Here at Southern Trout, we’ve planned out the perfect weekend trip for you, follow our route to some of the best fishing streams and rivers along the trail. And while Virginia is home to or a destination for more than 800,000 anglers each year, you are likely to find your own private fishing hole along the route we have planned out for you.

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