The Baetis hatch is good on many of these streams. Some of the trout are feeding on the surface and can be caught on a Mr. Rapidan Dry size 16 and size 18. Others, however, are feeding on Baetis emergers just below the surface. A good tactic is to fish the Mr. Rapidan Dry on a Murray's Classic 7.5 6X Leader. To this attach two feet of 6X tippet material and tie a Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle Nymph size 16. By using this to fish to rising trout and to cover the water will enable you to catch many trout. Passage Creek and Big Stoney Creek both have good Baetis hatches.
Passage Creek was stocked on Friday, October 13. 017.
Big Stoney Creek was stocked on Friday, October 31, 2017.