Fishing Virginia’s James River for Trophy Smallmouth Bass with Alex McCrickard
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This week our destination is Virginia and the historic James River for trophy Smallmouth Bass.   Our Guest is Alex McCrickard, Aquatic Education Coordinator with Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources.  Tips on how to break down the James including reading summertime water, top fly patterns, retrieve strategies, and when to go top-water and subsurface.  As an added bonus, spring creek fishing on Mossy Creek for trophy Brown Trout.  With host, Steve Haigh

The Destination Angler Podcast – July 2, 2020

See pictures of Alex’s top flies for the James River on Facebook!

Alex McCrickard:

Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources:

Fly Shops:

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Comments, suggestions and Guides interested in being on the show, contact your host, Steve Haigh, email

Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or where ever you get your podcasts

Recorded June 25, 2020.  Episode 11.

Podcast edited by Podcast Volume

Music on the show by A Brother’s Fountain, “Hitch Hike-Man”

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