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Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report

Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report North Fork of the Shenandoah River and South Fork of the Shenandoah River in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia.

Smallmouth Bass Fishing Report November 26, 2014

I just talked to a good angling friend who said that he and his son caught some large bass in the deep section of the river downstream from Edinburg.  By using a Teeny 200 Sinking Head Line with a Murray’s 6 ft 2X Fluorocarbon Leader to swim a Murray’s Black Madtom/Sculpin 4 along the stream bottom you just might catch your largest bass of the year.  Stop in our fly shop and will be glad to show you the best areas to fish. Share this!

Smallmouth Bass Fishing Report November 20, 2014

Even though the rivers are cold I still get the urge to try the bass on warm afternoons.  My son Jeff and I get his Hyde Drift Boat and drift from one deep pool to the next and even though we don’t catch many bass we sometimes catch a few large ones.  We anchor at the upstream end of the edge of the deep pools and systematically fish the entire pool using a Teeny 200 Sinking Head Line with Murray’s 6ft. 2X Fluorocarbon Leader using a Murray’s Black Madtom/Sculpin size 4.  Drifting from one deep pool to the next can give us some nice bass. Please stop in and I’ll be glad to help you locate these deep pools on both the North and South Forks of the Shenandoah River. For more information on late season smallmouth tactics listen to Harry’s Bass Podcast Part XV Share this!

Smallmouth Bass Fishing Report November 14, 2014

As the rivers cool I often use a Scientific Anglers Mastery Sink Tip III Line to fish my Murray’s Strymph deeply where the large bass are holding.  There are some sections of both the North and South Forks of the Shenandoah River in the deep cuts between the river-crossing ledges where I regularly catch large bass at this time of the year by swimming strymphs deeply.  I find all three colors…Black, Cream and Olive in size 4 effective at various times. Share this!