New River Guide

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From the highlands of North Carolina to the ridges of Virginia and the gorges of West Virginia, This Guide has all you need to plan your outdoor adventure on the New River. Both casual and hardcore anglers will learn of the best places to fish for smallmouth bass. Canoeists will find the most enticing sections to paddle, whether they prefer tranquil sections or white water. Photographers will find endless opportunities in the rhododendron- and sycamore-covered hillsides of the North Carolina New, the 400-foot ...
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From the highlands of North Carolina to the ridges of Virginia and the gorges of West Virginia, This Guide has all you need to plan your outdoor adventure on the New River. Both casual and hardcore anglers will learn of the best places to fish for smallmouth bass. Canoeists will find the most enticing sections to paddle, whether they prefer tranquil sections or white water. Photographers will find endless opportunities in the rhododendron- and sycamore-covered hillsides of the North Carolina New, the 400-foot dolomite cliffs that punctuate the Virginia section, and West Virginia's "Grand Canyon of the East." Detailed maps and photos complement the text to make the beauty and excitement of the New River easily accessible.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893272101
  • Publisher: Ecopress
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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The author, Bruce Ingram, is an outdoor writer and lifelong resident of Virginia. He has floated the entire length of the New during his research for The New River Guide. Bruce is the author of more than 1,400 magazine articles and the best-selling James River Guide.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1 Recreation Opportunities
1.1 Classic River Smallmouth Combinations 9
1.2 Falling for the New's Autumn Smallmouths 15
1.3 Winter Wade Fishing with Crayfish Patterns and Lures 19
1.4 Fishing for Whitewater Smallmouths 23
1.5 The Adventure of Whitewater Rafting 27
1.6 Your Best Fishing Buddy Can Be Your Own Child 29
1.7 Birding by Boat 34
Map Section (Legend on page 172) 36
Chapter 2 The New River above Claytor Lake
2.1 Confluence to Mouth of Wilson 45
2.2 Mouth of Wilson to Bridle Creek 49
2.3 Bridle Creek to Independence 53
2.4 Independence to Baywood 59
2.5 Baywood to Riverside 63
2.6 Riverside to Oldtown 67
2.7 Oldtown to Fries Dam 71
2.8 Fries to Byllesby Reservoir 73
2.9 Byllesby Dam to Buck Dam (Fowler's Ferry) 77
2.10 Buck Dam (Fowler's Ferry) to Austinville 79
2.11 Austinville to Jackson Ferry (Foster Falls) 83
2.12 Jackson Ferry (Foster Falls) to Allisonia 85
Chapter 3 The New River below Claytor Lake Dam to Bluestone Lake
3.1 Claytor Lake Dam to Peppers Ferry 89
3.2 Peppers Ferry to Whitethorne 93
3.3 Whitethorne to Big Falls (McCoy Falls) 95
3.4 Big Falls (McCoy Falls) to Eggleston 99
3.5 Eggleston to Pembroke 103
3.6 Pembroke to Ripplemead 107
3.7 Ripplemead to Bluff City 111
3.8 Bluff City to Rich Creek 115
3.9 Rich Creek to Glen Lyn 119
3.10 Glen Lyn to Shanklins Ferry 123
3.11 Shanklins Ferry to Mouth of Indian Creek 127
Chapter 4 The New River Below Bluestone Lake Dam to Fayette Station
4.1 Bluestone Dam (Hinton) to Brooks Falls 131
4.2 Brooks Falls to Sandstone Falls 135
4.3 Below Sandstone Falls to Glade Creek 137
4.4 Glade Creek to McCreery 143
4.5 McCreery to Thurmond 149
4.6 Thurmond to Fayette Station 155
Appendix A Trip Planner: Guides, Canoe Liveries Outfitters, Licenses, Regulations, Map Information, Tourism Offices, Websites, Lodging 161
Appendix B Birds of the New Checklist 170
Index 173
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