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    Default New River State Park

    Taking some kids for a camping trip in early October.

    A few questions, any decent fishing around the park that can be waded? At that time of year, is top water still in play or should,I fish streamers? Iím assuming it depends on temps at the time.

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    Not a fly fisher....

    Depends on where you are camping.

    A good place to fish is at the bottom of the walk in campground at Wagner access. There are steps to the water there. Nice pool to the right that holds smallies.

    Some decent smallies were caught wading from the boat launch at 221 access, especially along the far shore.

    Where Roan creek meets the New River off Bill Bledsoe road, you might find some fish if you were to park there and walk down to the sand bar.

    Finally, upstream of the low water bridge you might be able to wade a little.
    After all is said and done.... A heck of a lot more will be said than done
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    Thanks..I’ve never been there, but will most likely bring the rod and fling it around a bit around the campground,

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    Tip. Jackall Flic Snake worm. Camo color. Split shot rig.. The smallies up there eat them up.

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    I think it depends on when you are going and whether there has been a frost or two. Some think the fishing gets tough after that first frost....and topwater may not produce. Topwater is good right now....so just depends on how quick it turns cold. Water level is continuing to drop which makes wading a little easier is some areas and clarity is excellent. You might also consider a campsite at Riverside Canoeing, or Twin Rivers Campground in Crumpler....both on the S. Fork. Also Dusty Trails has some campsites in spots that may be good wading.
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    As far as techniques go, I would suggest drifting clawdads, or stripping crawdad colored signature intruders with a sink tip. #4 Olive WBs are good also.

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    .aaight...heading up there tomorrow. Staying at 221 access from what I discern. Taking the 7wt with some streamers and sink tip, and also some floating line and top water bugs...we shall see. Just hoping I have time to fling a few.
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