Blue Ridge, Virginia
🔹 Come out on the Jetboat with Captain Sam Scott for a full 8-10 hour day of musky fishing! Whether you’re a fly angler or casting lures , first time musky angler or seasoned veteran - I will make sure your trip is one for the books! Fish Solo, or bring a CoAngler. We are all about the Experience. We want you to not only have an action-packed day of fishing with us, but also walk away having learned new techniques and productive presentations you can take with you and put to use on your home waters. Between the Jetboat rides and explosive fishing , these trips are exciting from start to finish.
3️⃣ We can accommodate up to 3 Anglers on the RockProof Jet Boat. Group trips available up to 7 anglers with additional guides.
🍁 🍂 Our Fall Season starts the second week of September and runs to Dec 1. Fall fishing for Muskies you can expect low clear water with plenty of sight fishing opportunities throughout the season. Top water and blade action in the early fall, giving way to a great crank bait and jerk bait bite later on.
❄️ Our Winter Season or “PreSpawn” runs from Dec through the end of March. This is when our fish are at their heaviest weight all Year and they are putting the feed bag on in preparation for spawn. Your chances of catching a true GIANT Virginia Musky are at their best during this time of year. Any New Moon or Full moon date in the winter season brings even better odds.
🌧️ For the month of April we leave our Muskies alone and let them focus on having a successful spawn. During this month we are chasing trophy 5lb+ Smallmouth. ( See our Listing for “ PreSpawn Trophy Smallmouth” )
🌖 Our Postspawn Season is during the months of May and June. This is a favorite among anglers for the very exciting Blade Bite. Burning blades to the boat as fast you can or double hand stripping a Fly back to the boat can produce some incredible strikes and boatside Figure 8 action ! Top Water and Sight Fishing is also a common tactic during this time of year.
☀️ July and August we hang the musky rods up while it is too hot to ethically catch and release musky in Virginia. We will be switching over to warm water species such as smallmouth , Gar on the Fly , Striped Bass, and Catfish. ( See Our Listing for “Summer Multi-Species Trip”)
💵 Remaining balance is paid upon trip finish. Note: Gratuity not included in rates.
We accept Cash , Paypal, or Venmo for final payment.
💲 Not sure How to Tip our Guides after your day with them? Think of it like eating at a nice restaurant:
➕ 15-20% of trip cost is a good starting point. If you feel your guide went above and beyond and you had a great day, you can go from there.
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🏠 Lodging Options 🏠
Troutville VA has quite a few hotel options:
Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Inn , Best Western
There are many AirBnB Options in the following areas : Troutville, Daleville, Fincastle, Buchanon
🏔️ River's Bend Cabin 🏔️
Book the Cabin on the River and walk off the deck right onto the boat to go fishing for the day.
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Exact meeting location will be provided after booking.
Blue Ridge, Virginia • 10-19 years of experience
Full time Guide focusing on Musky and Smallmouth bass in the rivers of Virginia.
Sam has grown up a student to the rivers of Virginia and spent his entire adult life honing his techniques and sharing his passion of fishing with others. Working closely with the VA DWR tagging and studying these species Sam has an intimate knowledge of these fisheries that not many others share. USCG Licensed , Fully Insured, CPR/AES/Swift Water Certified.
Accommodating fly anglers or conventional gear, 1-2 anglers per boat and up to 6 angler groups.