Fishing Season: Year round

Elk River - WV

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

54

Elk River Guide Service's Tip of the Week

Brown Trout

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Map of Elk River

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Elk River Guide Service

5-Day Outlook as of 2/25/16

Have had some really bad weather will update as possible. 304 636 7642

Techniques & Tips as of 2/25/16

hit the banks with terrestrials

Current Conditions as of 2/25/16

Have had some really bad weather will update as possible. 304 636 7642

Local Species Available Year round

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    Brown and Rainbow Trout

Elk River Guide Service's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Adam's Purple Parachute N/A 12
Bead Head Prince N/A 12
LePage Bead Head Hare's Ear Natural 12
Muddler Minnow N/A 6
Pheasant Tail nymph natural 18
Travis Para Ant N/A 16
Flash Beetle N/A

Adam's Purple Parachute

Tie on this deadly purple parachute dry fly to show trout something unique.

Elk River Guide Service's Recommended Gear

Description: About Elk River

Slatyfork portion of Elk River near the Elk River Inn. This is the headwater portion of the river below the junction of Big Spring, Slatyfork and Old Field. This stream is underlain with limestone and the resultant alkalinity provides an abundance of insects. Known to the locals as Slatyfork, it is actually the same river as the one at Elk Springs. These upper reaches are usually less than twenty feet wide and have a more intimate feel than the portion below the springs. It is managed under catch and release regulations for the wild rainbows and browns as well as the occasional brookie recruited from one of several small tribs. In summer, it's possible to stand at the "sinks" and watch the stream slide under a ledge creating several miles of dry streambed below.

Nearest Airport:

Lewisburg , Wv , Clarksburg, WV

Hatches:

tiny baetis

Best Time to Fish:

mid-day

Best Stretch:

Slatyfork portion of Elk River C&R area

Best Access:

Slatyfork parking area