Mark Scott, a biologist with The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, says West Virginia's waters are unique. "West Virginia is blessed with a lot of streams, the New, Greenbrier, Coal River, all these streams have float-able sections and the fisheries are starting to come back in the areas that were impacted. People have an option to get out and enjoy the day, even if the fish aren't biting, it's a fun day."
Depending on the weather, the river, and the company, you can have a little or a lot of fun. You also need the right gear and be willing to get a little wet. But after all, that's half the fun of a float fish.
"Float fishing allows you to cover a lot of territory. Wading is fun, it keeps you cool in the hot weather, but you can only cover a limited amount of territory. In a raft or pontoon boat, you can cover a lot of territory and find a lot of fish and have a better chance at catching fish." says Scott.
These kinds of inflatable boats won't cost you a lot, but you have to make sure you have the right bait.
"Baits on the river depends on the time of year. Now it's so hot, you really need to fish early and late to do very well. Fishing at night, some use black jitterbugs, plastics. During the day, you need something that will get down deep, jigs, crank bait, or fish in swifter water."
In the summer, you need to be flexible, patient, and willing to put up with some heat, but there are fish to be caught.
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