Captains Austin Conrad and Josh Laferty started Virginia Trophy Guides to offer our clients the best of what there is to fish in Central and Southwest Virginia's rivers. Covering Musky, Smallmouth Bass, and Wild Trout, we float and jet seasonally through breathtaking landscapes in search of the southern Appalachian region's finest predators. At Virginia Trophy Guides, we offer mastery of the craft and provide an incomparable level of service in your pursuit of Virginia's freshwater trophies, from the moment you book your trip to the moment you step off of the boat.
Based on 7 reviews
Really great day fishing for small mouth bass with Josh. Every aspect of the trip went off even better than advertised. As a rookie at fly-fishing, the patient instruction was especially valuable.Read more
Did a smallmouth trip Austin with Austin this Spring. It was my first time doing a guided tour and Austin led me to a personal best day. Loved the experience so much a buddy and I went out with Austin again in June. Another amazing float. I will definitely be doing another trip with these guys!Read more
I had an incredible experience with Virginia Trophy Guides on their smallmouth bass fishing trip. Austin, our guide, was truly exceptional. His extensive knowledge of the area's waterways and his passion for fishing made the trip unforgettable. From the moment we started, Austin's guidance and expertise shone through, ensuring we had the best chances of landing some impressive catches. The smallmouth bass fishing trip was well-organized and tailored to our preferences. The equipment provided was top-notch, and Austin's patience and willingness to share techniques really made the trip enjoyable. The picturesque Virginia scenery only added to the experience, creating a serene backdrop for a day filled with exciting fishing. If you're looking for an unforgettable fishing adventure, I wholeheartedly recommend Virginia Trophy Guides, and Austin, in particular. His dedication to making the trip enjoyable, educational, and successful truly sets this experience apart. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, this guided fishing trip is an absolute must-try.Read more
Went out for a day float of smallmouth fishing with Austin and had a blast. He has tons of knowledge about the water, fish themselves, and great tips for improving your casting technique. He’s an outstanding guide and you’ll leave the day a better angler than you started. Will definitely be booking another trip and hope to do so in musky season.Read more
Did a float with my dad with Austin for smallmouth bass for a Father’s Day gift, and it was a day I’ll soon not forget. From start to finish it was a painless experience, and the fishing was very good as well. Had a great lunch, and it was hysterical listening to my dad and Austin swap stories. Can’t recommend Austin and Virginia Trophy Guides enough, the experience and knowledge is second to none. Can’t wait for our next float!Read more
Virginia Trophy Guide will put you on the fish! I took a summer Smallmouth Bass trip with them. Braden was an excellent guide, he is a young guy who has been fishing his whole life and it shows. As a new fly fisher I was a little intimidated by booking a guide but I wish I booked sooner!Read more