Hoover's Rapidan
November 17, 2009, 9:34 pm
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I went fishing a few weeks ago on the Rapidan River in the Shenendoah. Not exactly a river more of a brooke or run but it did hold some beautiful native trout. This river is consider one of the best places in Virginia to catch native trout, which constantly face habitat pressure from acid rain and other human endeavors .

President Herbert Hoover, the 31st president also loved these streams and in 1929 he built a camp there. The camp consisting of 13 cabins served as retreat for the president especially during the Great Depression.  He used the cabin to entertain important figures have meetings, and of course to go fly fishing for trout. Images courtesy of the National Park Service.

Here is one of mine from the day, I apologize for the bad resolution cell phone pic. What the wild brooke trout lacks in size it makes up for in its colors and beauty.

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Beauty brookie, amazing how the coloration varies depending on where you’re fishing for those little buggers.

Comment by Jedd Rose

Does that camp still exist?

Comment by ross

Yeah the camp is still there, preserved for the most part. check it

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