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Lexington is surrounded by world-class rivers and fisheries.

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The James River

The James River is the longest river in Virginia. It forms from the confluence of the Cowpasture and Jackson rivers. The James is regarded as one of the finest smallmouth bass fisheries in the country. It also holds trophy musky. We focus on the Upper James River Water Trail.

The Jackson River

The Jackson River is the primary headwater and source of the James River. The Jackson is a blue ribbon trout fishery, one of the best on the East Coast. Its cold waters allow brown trout and rainbow trout to thrive year round. We focus on the Special Regulation Trout Water in the Hidden Valley area of Bath County.

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The Maury River

The Maury flows for its entire length in Rockbridge County and passes directly by Lexington, Virginia, on its way to Buena Vista and its eventual junction with the James River. It is formed near Goshen by the confluence of the Calfpasture and Little Calfpasture rivers. The Maury River is a tributary of the James River and was once referred to as the North Fork of the James. The upper Maury is a designated Virginia Trout water, and its lower reaches hold smallmouth bass and carp. We focus on the river from Goshen Pass to Buena Vista.

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