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This happy fisherman fell into Wilson Creek while landing the brook trout he is holding horizontally.


24 inch Rainbow Trout caught in Wilson Creel in March 2010


Caught in Wilson Creek March 2010 - 23" Rainbow 4 1/2 pounds - Katherine - 14 years old (From North Carolina)


Caught in Wilson Creek March 2010 (12 years old)


Caught in Wilson Creek in June of 2009, this 23 1/2" trout weighed 5.7 lbs.

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Three rivers, a lake, a reservoir, and a trout stream are located within 5 miles of the Buckhorne.  The Cowpasture River and the Jackson River meet to form the James River, and Wilson Creek, a designated Virginia trout stream, flows from Douthat Lake into the Jackson River.  A trout stocked reservoir owned by the Town of Clifton Forge also provides good fishing.   The Buckhorne sells fishing tackle and live bait, and its campers may fish in the trout stream that runs through the campground.

 

 

 

Channel 10 of Roanoke awarded its "Fisherman of the Year" award in 2006 to Christy Fender for landing this 40", 16 pound muskie while fishing in a canoe in the Cowpasture River about 6 miles from the Buckhorne.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This muskie caught by Aaron Simmons in 2000 out on the Cowpasture River weighed 20 pounds.

 

 

 

 

 

Ray returns with his catch of the day from Wilson Creek where he fell in neck deep.

Wilson Creek flows through the Buckhorne Campground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ray measures a 17" small mouth bass a camper caught in Wilson Creek near the camp store.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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