From member Fred W Fox: I was in Southwest Virginia for the annual Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture meeting. After discussions about climate change effects, genetic diversity, etc., I felt compelled to do my own trout survey. Checked with Tangent Outfitters in Pembroke on Rt. 460, right at the mouth of Little Stony Creek and talked to their guide, Steve. Steve says he had a 100-fish day on Monday 10/25 just before a cold front came through and he set me up with a couple of patterns he said were working.
Little Stony Creek is in the Jefferson National Forest and has a well-known waterfall, the “Cascades.” I fished on Oct. 27 with Tom Allen, president of the Mad River (Ohio) chapter. The stream has a beautiful profile and there was plenty of flow. I landed 7 or 8 rainbows in about 2.5 hours of fishing; they appeared to be mostly wild fish with beautiful color. Returned the next day about 5 pools above where I left off, and landed another 5 brookies and rainbows, in 2 hours. I highly recommend this stream and it was good to find a trout stream with near-normal flow after our terrible drought.
“The Biggest Little Fishing Show” is rapidly approaching. Being held on February 26, 2011, this is our annual fundraiser for the Chapter’s conservation projects, annual Youth Conservation and Fishing Camp, Trout in the Classroom, Heritage Day (Kid’s Day fishing), Chapter operations, and stream restoration and cleanup.
This year the Annual Fishing Show will be held in the Fauquier High School cafeteria, so snow won’t stop this show!! Click Here to go directly to the 2011 Rapidan Chapter Annual Fishing Show page. Check back often for information and updates.
Come-One Come-All to the 2010 December Rapidan Chapter Meeting and Holiday Party at our house on Saturday, December 4th from 6pm to 9pm, I apologize to all for my tardiness in getting this posted. At the Meeting/Party, we will announce the Chapter’s Member of the Year award, and enjoy a festive time swapping stories – sure to be a good time! As far as the party fare – Rita & I will have a ham, my specialty – Lil’ Smokies & cheese cubes, no doubt some Holiday sweets, snackin’ veggies, Rita’s holiday cheese ball, chips and dip, there will be an array of drinks – eggnog, wine, sodas, coffee, etc. so, – - – please feel free to bring and share some of your holiday specialties as well.
Address is 46 Ridge Pointe Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22405…CLICK HERE for google map directions or continue reading for written directions. Read more »
The Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited Quarterly Meeting will be held in Roanoke, VA on November 13, 2011. Contact Rob Paul if interested in attending
The Rapidan TU meeting was convened at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at Sun Trust Bank in Warrenton, VA. 21 people were present.
After introductions around the room, Rob Paul/Pres requested nominations for “member of the year” be emailed (email@example.com) to him by November 15. Also, the VCTU quarterly meeting is November 13 in Roanoke. Rob & Kevin plan to attend. The Chapter Christmas Party is scheduled for Saturday, December 4, at 6pm at Rob & Rita’s place near Fredericksburg. Details will be on website. Read more »
Mark your calendars – here is another opportunity to volunteer and participate in on-going conservation efforts – Sunday, Nov.7, 10 AM – 2 PM; tree planting and invasive plant removal at the Thornton River fish passage/trout habitat project, Sperryville. Click Here for more details. NOTE!! This is a day change and a time change – previously it was Saturday, now Sunday, and the time was from 10 to 1:00, now from 10 to 2:00…this would be a great family conservation contribution effort (take pictures and send them to us) – and it is in Sperryville!!
Join us at our chapter meeting on November 3, 2010, at the Sun Trust Bank in Warrenton. Our meeting will begin at 7:30 PM. Look forward to seeing you there. Our speaker, Jeff Kelble, ”Shenandoah Riverkeeper” will be talking on river issues.