Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - August 16, 2023

Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - August 16, 2023

There is an abundance of wasp, housefly, and beetles along the brushy parts of our mountain streams and the trout actively feed on them. By using a Murray's Wasp, Murray's Housefly, or Murray's Flying Beetle size 16 on Classic 9ft 6X you have a chance of landing a few trout.  Some of the streams in the Shenandoah National Park are receiving more rain than others.  The water levels are low but not impossible to fish. Just remember to hide your approach and fish the higher gradient areas.  I would come into the streams from the lower boundaries as the water levels will be better and try to go early in the morning as the water temperatures will be cooler.  Another tip: if you can find a natural spring on the streams, try to fish around these springs as the water temperature will be cooler.

For access or help on where to go, stop by the fly shop or see my book Trout Fishing in the Shenandoah National Park.  The book lists all of the streams in alphabetical order along with access directions.

We have had several people asking about guide trips for this Fall in the Shenandoah National Park.  We only conduct schools and guide trips in the Spring as the water levels and hatches are ideal at that time.  In the Fall the brook trout are spawning and I do not like to disturb them.

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