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Trout Fishing Report -

Mr. Rapidan Bead Head Nymph, Mr. Rapidan Emerger and Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle Nymph Delayed Harvest and Stocked Trout Streams: The Eperous mayfly nymphs are very thick in these streams especially on the Jackson, North Creek and Big Stoney Creek. Many of these large browns and rainbows can be caught by fishing Mr. Rapidan Bead Head Nymph size 14, Mr. Rapidan Emerger size 14 and Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle Nymph size 14 close in below the riffles.

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Trout Fishing Report -

Murray's Professor Dry, Blue Quill Dry and Mr. Rapidan Parachute Mountain Trout Streams: The ideal water temperatures are prompting excellent hatches of Epeorus mayflies and Paraleptophlebia adoptiva mayflies. I match these with a Mr. Rapidan Parachute size 14, Murray's Professor Dry size 14 and Blue Quill Dry size 16. The largest trout are choosing feeding stations in the corners of the pools and on the lips of the pools. This is a great time to hike into the remote feeder brooks and heads of the streams to camp and fish for several days. Be sure to fish until dark to...

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Bass Fishing Report -

   Singer's Crayfish and Murray's Crayfish Smallmouth Bass Streams: The natural crayfish are starting to come out to mate and the smallmouth bass are feeding well on these large crayfish. My favorite imitations are the Singers Crayfish size 4 and Murray's Crayfish size 6. Fish these slowly along the cobblestone streambottoms with a slow crawling action. This is very effective at access point #3 (Burnshire Bridge) on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River and downstream from access point #14 (Bealer's Ferry) on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River.

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Trout Fishing Report -

Mr. Rapidan Parachute, Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle Nymph and Mr. Rapidan Emerger.Mountain Trout Streams: This is prime time to hike in from the trail heads on the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive (most are in Trout Fishing in the Shenandoah National Park and Virginia Blue-Ribbon Streams) to fish the headwaters of these streams. The nymphs are active and the duns are coming off so the best flies are the Mr. Rapidan Emerger size 14, Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle Nymph size 14 and Mr. Rapidan Parachute size 14. Jeff Murray catches many trout by using an upstream bounce...

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Bass Fishing Report -

Murray's Heavy Black Hellgrammite, Murray's Olive Marauder and Murray's Magnum Darter Streamer.  Switching over to a fast sinking 200 grain head fly line can help you catch many large bass in the deep water (Winter holding areas) I enjoy the challenge of trying to catch large bass now. In order to give myself an advantage, I use a fast sinking head fly line such as the Scientific Anglers Sonar Sink 30 Warm Tip Fly line 200 grain which sinks at four to eight ips in the first thirty feet of the line. Good flies now are the Murray's Olive Marauder...

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