BlogHow Service Projects Led To Fishing On The New River

Posted on December 30, 2011 by

After helping the National Park Service restore some of the natural habitat in a high-traffic area on the Gauley River, Venturing Crews 32 and 44 from North Carolina were rewarded for their hard work.

In this installment of Adventures in Service: Venturing to the Summit, hard work pays as one of the crews got to cast their way down the New River Gorge, fishing for smallmouth bass with the guides of West Virginia Experience.

Fishing on the New River

After helping the National Park Service to restore some of the natural habitat in a high-traffic area on the Gauley River, some of the Venturers from North Carolina were rewarded with a fishing trip. (Photo by Summit Blog Staff)

Fishing on the New River Gorge can be the experience of a lifetime. The rocky sandstone riverbed and favorable water temperatures make for incredible smallmouth bass habitat, and the fish are on during the entire year.

Many of the fishing guides are New River Gorge natives, and they know the river as well as anyone ever could. The method most guides use to ply the river is just as in the video.