Gerald Almey

Freshwater Fishing in Virginia
by Gerald Almy

Gerald Almy clearly loves Virginia. He lives in a log cabin just ten minutes from one of its most famous rivers, the Shenandoah. His job as the fishing editor for Sports Afield takes him all over the world. But as he notes, "When the glamour and thrills of traveling to exotic lands fade in the memory, the fishing here in my home state of Virginia shines as consistently as any."

Largemouth, smallmouth, spotted and striped bass vie with brook, rainbow and brown trout and channel, blue and flathead for the angler's attention. Add pike and muskie and a host of panfish and it's easy to see why Virginia anglers stick close to home.

Separate chapters cover notable fish, still waters, rivers, trout fishing and the various available sportfish. There's an extensive "resource directory": complete listings of streams by county and some excellent color reproductions of topographic map sections on the major water's mentioned.

All this comes in a tidy package sized to fit in a tackle box or creel. Softbound 4 by 9 inches , 96 pages, 13 topographic map sections and more. Available Autographed and/or inscribed at $9.95(US) plus $2 postage and handling from:

Gerald Almey
278 Mountain Spring Road
Maurertown, VA 2264