View Full Version : Best launch for a larger draft boat

05-26-2014, 09:25 PM
I was wanting to fish either Lake Frederick or the Shenandoah since I am working in Front Royal. Is it safe to put a deeper drafting fiberglass boat in anywhere on the river? I have a deep V Ranger Walleye boat...I know I can get in the lake...but anywhere safe on the river to put in? I dont want to find the rocky bottom the hard way.

05-27-2014, 07:33 AM
You can put in in egypts bend close to luray, and depending how deep your boat drafts, the river in riverton as well...

05-27-2014, 08:35 AM
Safer bet for Front Royal would be at the F.R. country club, but they are high on ramp fee at $20.00. But it is the deepest section you will find in F.R.. Lots of jet sdkiers use it though.

05-27-2014, 05:01 PM
I checked out Riverton...looks pretty shallow...at least what I saw. How deep is Riverton out to the main section?
Is the CC ramp down past the Wal-Mart?

05-27-2014, 05:14 PM
Riverton is 15-25 foot down river

05-29-2014, 08:25 AM
Yes, turn at the Walmart and go all the way back, the channel leaving Riverton Ramp can be as low as 2-3' in the summer, i flinch in my jon boat sometimes.

06-01-2014, 01:26 PM
Thanks for the help...the CC area seemed like a good spot for me to put in...but $20 is a bit steep in my opinion. Might try to go out of Riverton with a buddy and his small jon boat to test the waters.

I did go check out the ramp at Lake Frederick and it looks very nice...might give it a shot this next week or so and see how it fishes...heard there was some big bass in there

06-02-2014, 08:41 AM
Was on Lake Frederick Saturday and couldn't get a bass to bite, so i figured i'd get out the trout rod and catch some bluegill, i hooked a nightcrawler one time thru the middle and tossed it up against the bank by a bush, i twitched it out about a foot and here comes this LM out of two feet of water and slams the worm, I got him up to the boat, probably about 4.5-5lbs and loosened my drag, i had him for two or three minute and he dove for deep water,,,,,SNAP!!!