Sunday, August 5, 2012

Fly Fishing North Fork Moormans River Charlottesville Virginia

See me?  The name's Crawdaddy!

 With the low gin clear water, the native Brookies are laying low...but they're still there.

Amber and I had a rare opportunity to get away for the weekend, so we headed west for Charlottesville and had a wonderful little get-away.  It was just a slow, stress free weekend.  Amber and I decided we need to be more intentional about taking more quality time like this.  We spent the better part of Saturday at Monticello, followed by a dinner visit with some dear relatives. 

To close out the weekend, we decided to take advantage of the weather and make the short drive to the Shenandoah National Park to check out a little trout stream I heard about.  The North Fork Moormans River is a small blue ridge mountain stream in Albemarle County, just outside of Charlottesville.  The water was extremely low but there was plenty of flora and fauna besides.  This little free stone stream is home to a small population of native brook trout, mostly in the upper reaches.  The forest was practically teeming with Swallow-Tails, lush vegetation, and various wildflowers.  We spotted a few trout but they were extremely shy and we weren't really prepared for the conditions.  Nevertheless, we enjoyed hiking and soaking in the beauty of our Heavenly Father's creation.


  1. Glad you guys had a nice relaxing weekend away! :) Nothing like nature to put things in perspective and remind you how AWESOME the big guy upsairs truly is!

    1. Thanks was definitely good for the soul to get out and breath a little mountain air - beyond the reach of cell phone reception and VPN!

      God is marvelous in every way and His creation cries out in testimony of this.

    2. Yolanda "Lonnie" WardAugust 5, 2012 at 9:06 PM

      Looks like my kinda place. I LOVE it! Maybe Dad and I can bring the camper and take the girls or whole family camping this fall. Can you check in to where is the best areas for us to camp??? XO MOM

    3. Plenty of places to stay up in the mountains, but they are farther away. Charlottesville has a KOA right down the road from Monticello.