In this second edition of Bob Gooch's Virginia Fishing Guide, M. W. Smith offers an updated version of a classic work of Virginia outdoor literature. Providing a new preface and appendices, Smith also recasts the volume's introduction and site listings to reflect such changes as new catch and release only designations and stocking schedules (for trout streams). This edition features a fresh design with new maps and photographs.
Bob Gooch (1919-2006) was a freelance outdoor writer whose many publications include Lake Fishing in Virginia and Enjoying Virginia Outdoors (both Virginia). M. W. Smith is Professor of English at Bluefield State College and the author of a number of fishing guides, including Fishing the New River Valley, Fishing the Roanoke Valley, and Fishing the Shenandoah Valley (all Virginia). He is the proprietor of Greasy Creek Outfitters, a fishing guide service and retailer based in Floyd, Virginia.