(http://www.icanoethenew.com/) held his annual fishing event for his guides and friends this weekend on the James. I fished with guide Richard Furman ( http://canoevirginia.net/) of Twin River Outfitters in Buchanan.
Throughout the day, Richard and I and struggled to catch smallmouths, never really figuring out where the smallies were holding or what they were feeding on with the bluebird sky conditions prevailing. But the most interesting aspect of the day was the presence of muskies.
Richard landed a 36-incher (shown below), and I managed to catch a 26-inch fish.
I am very curious how the muskie fishing will be this summer. Meanwhile, anglers can't go wrong by hiring Richard or Britt to take them fishing.