The Fishing

Vintage Print: A Strike Too SoonOur beautiful mountain spring creek is inhabited by scores of trout that have escaped or migrated over the years from a hatchery, just upstream. Yes! Over a half mile of this fine stream can be exclusively yours. A stream maintained and enhanced with numerous habitat improvement structures, just for the fly fisherman. While only a few miles from the town of Marlinton, this remarkable, secluded, isolated valley allows you to leave the stress and strain of the outside world behind. It’s a retreat where your biggest worry can be glimpsing a big Brown, Rainbow, brook or golden Trout and trying to match the hatch of Mayflies, Caddis, or Stoneflies. So, if you are frustrated with public streams of marginal quality, full of “power baiters” and “stock truck chasers,” then this is the place for you!

Outstanding fly fishing on public streams is available within a few miles. These include the Elk River, the Williams River and the Cranberry River for trout, as well as the Greenbrier River for Smallmouth Bass.

Licensing and Limits:

All West Virginia fishing license requirements apply while fishing in the stream. In addition, we manage the stream for fly fishing, catch and release only. So, bring your camera. No license is required while fishing in our trout pond.