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Old 07-03-2011, 01:05 PM
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I am new to Virginia and I am looking for a good trout stream/River. I just moved from Vermont and was spoiled by the fishingthere. I hear the Rapidan is an excellent river. Can someone point me to a good access point? I live in the Chesterfield,VA area. Thanks
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I have two basic rules for finding trout in the Shenandoah National Park:

1. Higher elevation is better
2. Fish where other people don't

All the streams in the park that are big enough to stay wet all year round hold trout. Just head upstream until you find good plunge pools and waterfalls.

For the Rapidan, there's a state forest road (State Route 649) that runs into the park and alongside the stream for awhile. You can fish all along there. Its a very well known spot, so it gets a ton of pressure. There's excellent fishing all the way from there up to Camp Hoover.
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One word,

Wolftown.

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Thank you for the info. Will give it a try in the next few weeks.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:31 PM
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Default Re: Rapidan River Access

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Thank you for the info. Will give it a try in the next few weeks.
My suggestion is to go from Syria, that's where I want from. Caught a 12" brookie in the Junction pool. There's really trout everywhere on the Rapidann, it's a fun place.
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