Places to fish for trout near Washington, DC: A list in progress

Kosar wild torut caught 03-24-2017aI acquired my first fly rod recently and fly fished for the first time a year ago at the Omni Homestead in Hot Spring, Virginia. (Read about my experience.)

Now I am compiling a list of places to fly fish for trout in the DC/Virginia/Maryland/Pennsylvania/West Virginia area. My hope is to compile, hopefully with some reader help, good trout-chasing venues with 6 hours of Washington, DC. This is a work in progress, so please share with me any places you know!

Omni Homestead
7696 Sam Snead Highway
Hot Springs, VA 24445

I was here in 2016. There is a small trout pond with free cane poles right near the hotel, along with Orvis guided trips to two nearby trout streams….(Read more)

Omni Resort
2138 Business 220
Bedford, PA 15522

“We offer fly fishing on property at Shobur’s Run (stocked trout stream) and Red Oak Lake (spring fed pond), as well as guided fly fishing excursions to local trout streams. Guests (16 years and older) who supply their own equipment and are licensed to fish in Pennsylvania will incure no additional cost for on-property fishing. Pennsylvania fishing licenses can be purchased here….” (Read more)

Primland Meadows
2000 Busted Rock Rd
Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

“The six-mile stretch of the scenic Dan River is rugged, remote and home to beautiful wild brown, brook and rainbow trout. Guided fly fishing is offered on a catch and release basis. For fly casters seeking less challenging Blue Ridge Mountain fishing, the broader and more forgiving Kibler Valley section of the Dan River is located nearby. Guided fishing is available April through November depending on weather and stream conditions. Three ponds are stocked with trout, bass and channel catfish and open for year-round pond fishing. Fish cleaning is available for those wishing to prepare their catch for dinner at their Mountain Homes….” (Read more)

Virginia’s Department of Game and Inland Fisheries produced this interactive map of where to chase trout and when they are stocked.

Cranberry River, WV(?)

Elk River, WV(?)

Dry Fork, WV(?)

Seneca Creek, WV(?)

Morgan’s Run

@suburbanflyfisher reports: Patuxent River (near Annapolis Rock Road)

@suburbanflyfisher reports: There are wild brown trout, but it is not the easiest place to fish. It is flat and slow moving.

@suburbanflyfisher reports: Catoctin Mountain are NW of Frederick

@suburbanflyfisher reports: Fishing Creek (stocked and native), Little Fishing Creek (native brook trout), and Big Hunting Creek (stocked and native) are outstanding. Near there is Beaver Creek, not far from Hagerstown, Maryland.

@suburbanflyfisher reports: Gunpowder Falls below Prettyboy Reservoir, Little Falls, and Beatree Run (all of these are north of Baltimore) have wild brown trout.

Peter Brookes also wrote about Gunpowder River in Maryland.

Madison Run and Paine Run, Shenandoah, Virginia


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