Turkey & Trout
This past weekend was a wild one – we were kayaking on Saturday in 70-degree sunshine and by Sunday we were bundled up watching the snow. The water was at a great level for a leisurely trip on the Mighty Clinch, rolling along at just 451 cfs. Since Saturday, we have had some rain and the levels have risen slightly, showing 549 cfs this morning. For the weekend, the weather will be a little rainy, but temperatures will be climbing. We are looking forward to kayaking the Clinch and maybe doing a little fishing too! What will you be up to? Trout fishing, turkey hunting, kayaking? We would love to hear from you!
This weekend marks the annual Trout Heritage Day in several areas in Virginia. Heritage Day is an opportunity for anglers who remember the days when the areas were stocked, and a shot was fired to signal the start of fishing. Do you remember those days? Share your stories with us, we would love to hear them. Locally, several lakes and streams are being stocked Saturday. Fishing is prohibited in these waters on Friday, April 5 but fishing will resume at 9am Saturday, April 6. For more information, visit https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/trout/trout-heritage-day/. If you would like to purchase your trout license or fee-fishing area permit, stop by and see us this week. We have an assortment of trout lures, including Worden’s Rooster Tails, any size just $2.99! Don’t forget to check out our selection of Joe’s Flies and Trout Magnets while you are here.
Youth and Apprentice Spring Turkey Hunting Weekend is this weekend! This is a great opportunity for our young hunters to get out and enjoy the hunt. Be sure to load up on all your must have gear, including blaze orange, calls and ammo! We have locally made Mountain Man Game Calls, including box and mouth calls. Check out our increased selection and get your kids ready for the big day. We have a new Mossberg 500 12ga youth model shotgun for just $314.99! Our inventory has grown since fall hunting season, so come see what is new.
This week’s featured firearm is a new Sniper Grey Bersa Thunder 380. This firearm retails for $339.99 but our price is just $259.99! This week only, purchase the firearm and for just $10 more we will throw in a Fobus Paddle Holster BS2 for the Thunder 380. This is a $369.99 value for only $269.99! Please note, no additional discounts may be applied to this deal.
Be sure to sign up for the guided education kayak trip on April 27, 2019. Space is limited and spots are filling fast. For just $25 per person, you will enjoy a 2.5-hour kayak trip led by our guide, Idalina, a box lunch from Milton’s Trailhead Grille and a special mussel presentation by Ms. Terry Vencil at Blue Belle Island. To officially reserve your place, please call 276-608-6907, contact us through email or Facebook messaging or stop in the store. We look forward to spending the day with you on the river!
Some of our staff will be participating in the River Trail Cleanup in Cleveland on Saturday. Come join the Cleveland Community Tourism Group and friends as we work together to clean up debris and trash from the most recent flood event. We look forward to seeing you there!
Bridge was at the height of its popularity in the 1940’s – 1960’s and it was during this time that games such as this week’s unique find, “Autobridge Play-Yourself Bridge Game” became popular. These games were available in the Beginners Set, like ours, as well as an intermediate and advanced version. While the games were an entertaining way to enjoy bridge alone, they were primarily designed to teach players the games.
Thank you for taking time to read each week, we really appreciate it! This will be a busy week for the outdoors so be sure to get out there and “Clinch Life!”