Tree Stands Still on Sale!

All Summit tree stands previously on sale for Christmas have been continued. Stop in and get yours while supplies last!

SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE!!!

Just in time for Christmas

ALL clothing and boots are 25% off

Summit Treestands are an additional 10% off the sale prices!

 

Sale Valid through December 24, 2013

.22 LR Ammo now in stock!

Swing by and pick some up today.

1400 Round Bucket only $110.99 while supplies last.

 

Smaller boxes also available.

Viper Classic and Viper Limited Sale

Stop in today and take a look at our Summit climbing tree stands. Viper Limited and Viper Classic now on sale. Just in time for hunting season!

2013-2014 Hunting License Now Available

As hunting season is quickly approaching, stop in today to pick up your license and any supplies you might need!

Father’s Day Discounts

With Father’s Day approaching, Stop in and take advantage of 30% off ALL fishing tackle! Now through June 15, 2013.

Great Fishing Spots in Frederick County

lureAre you one of the thousands of Virginians who get excited by reeling in a 30-pound striper or seeing a brook trout rise to a fly? Then it’s time to find a fishing hole!

Virginia has extremely diverse freshwater angling opportunities. In fact, there are more than 176,000 acres of public lakes and 27,300 miles of fishable streams throughout the state—surely enough to provide something for every freshwater angler.

Local Fishing Options

From streams to lakes, the places to cast your line are seemingly endless in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

There are two designated trout streams in Frederick County:

  • Paddy Run, on Va. 600 in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
  • Hogue Creek, which runs perpendicular to Va. 679 and U.S. 522, northwest of Winchester

There are also several lakes located in the county:

  • Wilkins Lake, in Jim Barnett Park in Winchester, is stocked with trout. This three-acre lake is open daily from dawn to dusk.
  • Sherando Lake, at Sherando Park on Va. 277 east of Stephens City, offers bass and perch. It is open from 8 a.m. to dusk.
  • Clearbrook Lake, at Clearbrook Park on U.S. 11 north of Winchester, offers trout and perch. It is open from 8 a.m. to dusk.
  • The Cove Campground in Gore offers fishing facilities. The facility’s three lakes are stocked with various kinds of fish. A fee is required. See www.covecampground.com for more information.
  • The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries maintains the 117-acre Lake Frederick, near the intersections of U.S. 340, U.S. 522 and Va. 277, east of Stephens City at Double Tollgate. The lake is stocked with bass, sunfish, walleye, channel catfish and crappie. Lake Frederick is open 24 hours. Boating is permitted only with electric motors. A boat ramp is on site, as well as a privately owned bait and tackle shop with boat rentals.

Licenses Available at Old Dominion

Old Dominion Sports Center is an authorized agent for fishing licenses. State residents ages 16 and older are required to obtain a fishing license before fishing on inland waters, and non-residents older than 12 need a license.

Anyone needing a license also needs to purchase a National Forest Stamp when fishing in waters within the boundaries of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, except on the North and South Forks of the Shenandoah River.

A separate trout license is required when trout fishing in designated stocked waters from Oct. 1 to June 15.

Top Ten Reasons to Go Fishing

fishingThere is no need to convince the thousands of Virginians anglers, who get excited by reeling in a 30-pound striper or seeing a beautiful brook trout rise to a fly, why they need to make plans to go fishing.

But if for some reason you need a little convincing, here is a list of 10 good examples that might just offer you an excuse to call in sick or leave those “honey do’s” for another day.

1) Contribute to Conservation: Anglers put their money where their mouth is and are passionate about the environment. By purchasing fishing licenses and paying special taxes that they themselves have agreed upon, anglers have helped to fund many of the wildlife and conservation programs that exist in the United States and here in Virginia. They also contribute to non-game and education programs, and to the purchase of thousands of acres of public lands, where everyone is welcome to recreate year round. Anglers are also aware of the importance of clean water and air and pride themselves on protecting and preserving our environment, natural communities and valuable habitat.

2) Stress Relief: Ask most anglers why they enjoy spending time in the outdoors and you’re likely to hear the word “freedom.” Spending a day afield casting for trout on a cool mountain stream or bobber fishing for bluegills on a pond helps to release us from our highly stressful, everyday environment. Nothing brings on the sense of being alive and helps to rebuild our personal reserves like a day spent interacting with nature.

3) Social Bonding: Sharing a fishing experience helps strengthen relationships with family and friends. It also offers people the chance to give back to society through mentoring others in the pleasure and importance of being good stewards of our natural resources.

4) Supports Wildlife and Fisheries Management: Angling is an important wildlife management tool. For more than 100 years, anglers have helped to contribute to wildlife and fisheries management efforts by helping to set seasons and creel limits. Wildlife populations of most fish species remain stable and in some cases flourish. This is a far cry from a decade ago when many species suffered from over harvest and the ill effects of pollution. Anglers also have a vested interest in and support many efforts to preserve and protect all species—all while helping to increase biodiversity.

5) Health Benefits: More than fifty percent of Americans are overweight. Being outside and being active helps to make you feel better and encourages a healthier way of life. Driving to your local grocery store and fast food restaurant might be convenient, but fishing can also help you burn those unwanted calories, increase the quality of your lifestyle, and add years to your life.

6) Recreation: Having a bad day of fishing still beats a day in the office or tending to house chores. It is simply fun, whether you enjoy trolling for stripers or outwitting a weary brook trout with a hand-tied fly that imitates an insect the size of a pin head.

7) Self Fulfillment: Fishing offers you the chance to improve your self-esteem through respect for the environment, mastering outdoor skills and achieving personal goals. Fishing can also play an important role in one’s personal and social development. Fishing is a lifetime skill and activity that can be enjoyed at any age. Just ask a youngster who reeled in their first fish how much fun fishing can be.

8) Boost to the Economy: Virginia’s anglers generate millions in state and local taxes and directly support thousands of jobs that gives an economic boost that any state government would be pleased with.

9) Fishing for Food: Wild fish are low in fat and cholesterol and high in protein. In fact, the American Heart Association recommends a regular diet of fish. Besides it’s a lot more challenging to catch that plate of fresh fish than to stroll endlessly down a supermarket aisle if you decide to keep your catch.

10) The Thrill: Fishing has a way of fulfilling an age-old need of pursuing and catching. The thrill lies in the challenge, such as stalking an elusive wild trout or matching the hatch. But there are many who will be quick to profess that it’s not the catching of fish that’s important, but the life lessons that you will experience along the way.