Want a new challenge and to catch bigger fish? Try your luck with muskie on the New River near New River Trail State Park.
The muskellunge "Muskie" is one of the largest and most elusive fish that swims. Fish can be caught year round.
There are several factors to consider when trying your hand at this fish: water temperature,weather conditions, and location. Overcast and dreary days may be better for catching these monsters of the river, and they prefer vegetative locations, whichmay help you in catching these beautiful fish.
Boat access at the Foster Falls area of New River Trail State Park is a popular launching area for fisherman looking for a catch.
Eric Houghland's recent outing from the park netted him this 38 inch 12 pound muskie
Good luck fishing and see you soon at New River Trail State Park.
For general park information about Virginia State Parks click here, contact the park office at 276-699-6778 or email New River Trail at [email protected].
New River Trail is located at 176 Orphanage Drive, Foster Falls, VA 24360. The park is four miles off Exit 24 from Interstate 77. Follow the brown park signs.
Click here for a Google map. Latitude, 36.884589. Longitude, -80.852549.
Overnight reservations can also be made by calling 1-800-933-PARK (7275) or by booking online.