Fishing Report

Updated Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - January 25, 2020

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Updated Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - January 25, 2020

Update for January 25--Heavy rains overnight has caused the local stocked trout streams such as Big Stoney Creek (Edinburg), Passage Creek (Fort Valley) and Mill Creek (Mount Jackson) are all high and muddy. I expect them to be down and fishable by Monday January 27.   Original Post on January 23--When these streams get a little high or discolored, I use a Sink Tip III fly line with a three-nymph rig of the Murray's Caddis Larva size 14, Adams Nymph size 14, and Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle size 14. Fishing these slowly along the stream bottom of the deep...

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Updated Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - January 25, 2020

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Updated Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - January 25, 2020

Update for January 25--The heavy rains have caused these streams to have a lot of extra water.  You will get your best fishing by coming in off the Skyline Drive and going into the top of White Oak or the northern branch of the Rose River.  Original Post January 23--Last week I discussed the Little Black Stoneflies that sometime hatch at this time of the year. When I see them rising, I always fish to them with a Murray's Little Dark Stonefly Dry size 18. However, if I do not see feeding trout but see some stoneflies along the sides...

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Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - January 15, 2020

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Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - January 15, 2020

There are a broad variety of nymphs below the riffles and in the deep pools in these streams. I often fish a 3 nymph tandem rig of the Adams Nymph size 14, Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle Nymph size 14 and Murray's Caddis Larva size 14 on a Murray's Trout Nymph Leader 9ft 5X. Each nymph is tied onto a 2ft 5X piece of mono coming off the bend of the hook of the nymph above it. All of the local stocked trout streams are in good shape and fishable. For more information on access to these streams stop by...

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Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - January 15, 2020

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Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - January 15, 2020

Each year I don't believe it until I see them. I'm referring to the adult little black stoneflies I see sitting along the snow banks beside the trout streams. Then as I look closely at the slow sections on the sides of the streams I see trout rising to feed on the naturals. These trout are very wary so I approach these trout on my hands and knees. Use a Murray's Dry Black Stonefly size 18 on a Murray's Classic 7.5ft 6X or 7X leader. As the road conditions can quickly change in the mountains be sure to call the...

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Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report- January 9, 2020

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Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report- January 9, 2020

I'm now using a Sink Tip III line with a Murray's Fluorocarbon (Sinking) 6ft 3X Leader in order to fish my streamers deeply. The Shenandoah Silver Ghost Streamer and Shenandoah Skunk Streamer size 10 are both excellent by swimming them across the stream bottom and stripping them 4 inches every 4 seconds. The strikes are gentle so set the hook quickly at the first hint of a strike. Passage Creek in Fort Valley was stocked last week. All of the local stocked trout streams have good water levels and are fishable.  If you need help finding access on these streams,...

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