Some people ask what a guided trip is all about. All guide services are not equal. West Virginia Experience custom guide service is the premier guide service in the region. Before your trip even begins WVE works hard to ensure that your trip will be the best that it can be. We can help you pick the best fishing for when you are coming and choose the place that best matches your fishing desires. There is great fishing in our immediate area. We can drive a few miles and get to the remote mountain creeks or we can make a more extended journey with our backcountry adventures. All of our guided trips are custom designed. Your experienced guide will help you have the best day of fishing possible. Whether it is your first time or you are a seasoned angler looking to refine your skills you will find that we have excellent guides who love what they do. Their enthusiasm will be contagious.
West Virginia’s mountain streams and rivers offer the finest opportunities for a variety of species of fish especially smallmouth bass. You can find a complete list of rivers we fish here. Our professional guides have the experience, skills and knowledge of the waterways to ensure your fishing success. We offer a variety of single day, multi day and overnight fishing trips. We cater to your every need on and off the water during your trip to make your time with us a memorable one. Take advantage of our unique knowledge of this beautiful area we call home.
Full-DayFloat Fishing Trip
Our exclusive float fishing trips are scheduled either early in the morning or late in the day – the best times for fishing! A typical float fishing trip covers up to 12 miles of scenic West Virginia river for a day of non-stop, float fishing action stopping only for a catered streamside lunch. With a truck waiting at the take-out and comfortable return ride we will end a day of great fishing, beautiful scenery and West Virginia hospitality.
All float fishing trips take place in our 14-foot rafts designed exclusively for fishing. Each raft can accommodate two fishing guests. Float fishing trips can be designed for fly-fishing or spin-casting enthusiasts. Float fishing trips are typically offered on the New River, Gauley River and the James River.
Spend an unforgettable day floating and fishing on the scenic New River with an experienced professional guiding you on one of the best smallmouth bass fisheries in the country. Trip includes a full day of guided fishing, all necessary gear and equipment, refreshments and riverside lunch.
- New River Gorge (weekday) – $425/boat
- New River Gorge (Sat – Sun – Holidays) – $425/boat
- New River – Virginia Highlands (Anytime) – $450/boat *
- James River – (anytime) – $450/boat *
*Minimum of two boats on these trips.
Half-Day Float Fishing Trip
A shortened version of the full-day New River Gorge trip, this is the perfect opportunity for someone pressed for time to sample the area’s waters.
- Weekday – $350/boat
- Sat – Sun – Holidays – $350
Cast and Blast
Spring Gobbler – Smallmouth/Trout
Spring Gobbler Season Opens this year on April 22nd and closes May 18th, 2013 giving turkey hunters a 4 week window to bag a Tom. By state law you must leave the woods by 1pm.
Being that spring gobbler season coincides with the Spawn of the smallmouth bass and that most state trout streams are in peak fishing conditions, why not spend the remainder of your day float fishing for trophy smallmouth or walk and wade casting for trout.
This package includes lunch, snacks, drinks, transportation, all fishing gear needed and a professional guide to insure a good experience.
- $450 per day for one person
- $550 per day for two people
Overnight Float Trips
Add a riverside stay to any two days of float fishing. We provide tents, tarps, cookware, lighting, lunch, dinner and breakfast – you provide a sleeping bag.
- 2 Days – 1 Night (weekday) – $465-$550/person
- 2 Days – 1 Night (Sat – Sun – Holidays) – $465-550/person
- 3 Days – 2 Nights (weekday) – $675-$850/person, *
- 3 Days – 2 Nights (Sat – Sun – Holidays) $675-$850/person,*
*Actual price depends on meal selection, sleeping accommodations, Please call for more details, 304-574-0658
*Minimum of 4 people or 2 boats on these trips.
Learn to Fly-Fish
Develop an appreciation for the complete West Virginia experience as you learn the basics of fly fishing. Through hands-on personal instruction, you will learn the basics of casting, knot tying, fly and equipment selection, reading water and catching fish! This two-day adventure includes casting clinics with personal instruction; lunch both days and your choice of either a Half-Day Float Fishing Trip or a Half-Day Walk-n-Wade Trip.
- $450 first angler, $550 for two anglers
- Each additional angler $200
- Single day Clinics also available
Corporate Fishing Trips
If you are looking for a way to reward your employees for a job well done, or want to conduct a business meeting in a more intimate setting, what better way to do it than a corporate fishing trip? Along with an action-packed day on the water, we can arrange for accommodations (from rustic cabins to hotels) and provide you with a list of the best restaurants in the area making for a wonderful corporate fishing getaway. Call for details. We also do team building fishing trips.