September 10, 2013
New Hook Shots: West Virginia Whitewater Smallmouths
By Joe Cermele
What do you get when you put a Yankee and two West Virginia local boys—one of which just goes by "Redneck"—in a raft and send them down the New River? A good mix of Southern-style life lessons, some fart jokes, a few hairy moments in churning whitewater, and loads of gorgeous smallmouth bass. As a moving water bronzeback addict, the New has been on my bucket list for a while, and it didn't fail to impress with numbers of bass. In my opinion, a float like this is summer fishing at it's finest. Throw in company that keeps you constantly laughing or shaking your head, and you've got a "Hook Shots" episode. If any of you are ever headed to the New, do yourself a favor a book Larry "Redneck" Nibert to float you. No matter what happens, it'll be a trip you'll never forget. Enjoy the show.