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Fishing the Greenbrier Valley

An Angler's Guide
M. W. Smith


BUY Paper · 128 pp. · 6 × 8 · ISBN 9780813923741 · $13.95 · Aug 2005

While sparsely populated, the Greenbrier Valley is home to some of the richest outdoor recreation resources in the mid-Atlantic. Boasting a combination of unspoiled backcountry, featuring spectacular gorges and falls and major resorts, including both Snowshoe Mountain and the venerable Greenbrier Hotel, the area draws legions of campers, hikers, anglers, hunters, paddlers, horseback riders, and bird-watchers each year. In his new guide, Fishing the Greenbrier Valley, M. W. Smith extends his ongoing tour of the Commonwealth’s greatest fishing spots to West Virginia, offering readers excellent advice on where, when, and how to catch more fish in the Greenbrier Valley.

Though the Greenbrier Valley is well known for its excellent smallmouth bass and trout fishing, many anglers don’t realize that white bass, catfish, and walleye also can be found there. Smith draws on a wealth of first-hand experience to convey how to find these fish, providing everything from driving directions, locations of put-in and take-out spots, float-fishing suggestions, and detailed descriptions of the different species of fish that can be found in the Greenbrier Valley. Complete with a comprehensive map of the valley streams and notes on specific fishing locations keyed to maps in DeLorme’s West Virginia Atlas and Gazetteer, Smith’s guidebook is both compact and informative.

Whether one is new to the region or a longtime resident, novice fisher or pro, Fishing the Greenbrier Valley will prove an indispensable guide to every fishing adventure you undertake in the Greenbrier Valley.

About the Author: 

M. W. Smith is Associate Professor of English at Bluefield State College and the author of Fishing the New River Valley, Fishing the Roanoke Valley, and Fishing the Shenandoah Valley (all Virginia). He is the proprietor of Greasy Creek Outfitters, a fishing guide service and retailer based in Floyd, Virginia.

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