My daughter and I recently had our first smallmouth bass fishing trip on the New River in West Virginia. It was with a raft fitted for fishing. Our fishing guide was very helpful and knew where the spots were to cast into. Plenty of snacks and various beverages were included on the 1/2 day trip. I am a wimp - I did not expect the rapids to be that big, in fact, I wasn't expecting any on the part of the river we were on, and felt insecure in a raft. I wasn't thrilled by the size of the fish, either. They were catch and release. Keep your life vest on and be prepared to get WET.