I read the other thread on the forum, but I'm interested in almost the exact opposite thing.
A few friends and I are all in college, freshman year, and for the last two years while in high school, we went on a spring break camping trip "just the guys" for 4-5 days, back country camping and such, last time we took a canoe into Lake Moomaw, and got blown about by the wind, snowed and rained on, and we don't want that to happen again.
We didn't catch one fish, BTW, some big catfish or something tore open our minnow trap, and stole the bread also. That sucked.
In any case, two of my friends go to George Mason, I go to NVCC, and one friend goes to VMI in lexington. We're going to pick him up and go on a camping trip to the Shenandoah... But the thing is, our spring breaks only collide on one weekend.. The 14th and 15th of March. We've set a 4 hour driving limit to the campground, and we'll be leaving either late Friday or early Saturday. We're going to be coming out of Herndon, VA.
We want to catch fish, and I'm the one that's actually caught fish (My dad built me a beautiful medium weight 9ft rod for my 19th birthday, for bass and bream fishing on the potomac), but the other guys have only used closed reel, cheapo rods. I've got a light 7ft rod my dad is letting me use, along with his truck, to go out into the boonies... But we only have a weekend.
Can anyone recommend a place to go camping/fishing at, where we don't have to walk too far (I'm sure we'll be having a good time, few beers and such
) that we can go fishing for some trout?
We were looking at the Camp Run Campground in WV, and various places on the Shenandoah.
We also want to be able to eat at least one fish, lol. More of a trophy than as a meal, we'll bring steaks and burgers also.
Anyway, some help is appreciated.