Fishing

Botetourt is home to the headwaters of the Upper James River, which provide some of the finest canoeing and freshwater fishing available in Virginia. Botetourt County features several stocked trout streams in some of nature’s finest settings. Smallmouth bass are the dominant game species, but spotted and largemouth bass can also be caught.

Establishment Location

Rock On! Charters LLC
Professional Fishing Guides in Botetourt County

Buchanan

Dead Drift Outfitters
Custom flies, gear, tying materials, fly fishing, and guided wade and float trips.

Fincastle

Section Six: Arcadia to Alpine

Buchanan

Section Five: Buchanan to Arcadia

Buchanan

Section Four: Springwood to Buchanan

Buchanan

Section Three: Horseshoe Bend to Springwood

Eagle Rock

Section Two: Craig Creek to Horseshoe Bend

Eagle Rock

Section One: Iron Gate to Craig Creek

Eagle Rock

The Upper James River Water Trail
45 miles of prestine beauty

Buchanan

North Creek Campground
Primitive campground operated by the US Forest Service.

Buchanan

Twin River Outfitters
Paddle sport rental business directly on the Upper James River

Buchanan