05-08-2005, 08:19 PM
My wife took me to the Cheat River Lodge, WV, for my birthday (some months after the fact, but the fishing isn't great in December), and I caught a 10-inch brown, about 8 rainbows to 10 inches, and 4 or 5 brookies to 11 inches--that was my largest wild brookie ever--all on a 3-weight, and all but the brown on dries. Felt quite different after fishing for shad with a 7-weight but a nice change. There is so much beautiful water over there, it's hard to know where to start, and spring was just getting under way.
The Old Man
05-08-2005, 08:35 PM
How did you like the lodge?
There is some very pretty water in that state, Must have been a hoot on that light rod.
05-09-2005, 07:15 AM
Good to hear of your successful trip. There are definitly some good trout fishing opportunities in WVA, I just wish the better trout streams were just a little closer.
05-09-2005, 08:34 AM
The lodge is pleasant and a good deal for the price, right on the river. They don't serve breakfast, however, and the so-called "company store" doesn't even carry breakfast-type foods, even though there is a fridge and a microwave in the room. The restaurant is very good; I'd go there again. That pool below the lodge is heavily stocked and really gets hammered!
If those streams were any closer to the DC-Baltimore metroplex, we wouldn't be able to find room on them!