From the Goshen Race, to Snakehead Surprise, to Urban SUP, to Early Spring Kayak Bass Fishing, to 12 ft. RVA Waves, this week's post is all about good times paddling Virginia! This is the Friday's Finds, where we seek to highlight some of the paddlers who call Virginia home. PaddleVa is about all of us. While some of the stuff shared in these posts will come from outside our waters, Virginia will always be the primary focus.
The Goshen Pass Race happened this past week on a beautiful bluebird day. Race organizer and repeat champion, Gordon Dalton - Pyranha Kayaks Pro, rallied some good sponsors for this grassroots event. Werner Paddles, Pyranha Kayaks, Appomattox River Company and Devils Backbone Brewery all helped support this great community whitewater event. Click the link below the photo for the full recap.
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Rob Choi, Ocean Kayak/ Old Town Pro, hit the water with more of our great VA anglers, Drew Camp and Jeff Lockhart. They found some fish, including a surprise while perch fishing. Check the full story by clicking the link below the photo.
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This month, Boarders Mag features a story by RVA's own, Ben Moore - BIC SUP/ Werner Paddles Pro, about the Retro Day in downtown Richmond. Click the link below the photo for the full scoop from Home On The James.
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Drew Camp, Jackson Kayak/ Werner Paddles Pro, found some pre-spawn bass and the right pattern to target them. Check out Drew's excellent report by clicking the link below the photo.
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Tijo Media continues to expertly capture scenes from the downtown James River scene. Here is some great footage of the James at 12 feet and some of the whitewater community enjoying the big waves.