Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - September 5, 2019
At dusk fish a Murray's Moth size 14 or 16 with a slow twitching action in the back eddies and in the tails of the pools. This is very effective in both fishing the water and to rising trout. The Murray's Flying Beetle has been effective for my personal fishing this past week in additional to the moth.
Boundary parking for Whiteoak Canyon will be closed for about 4 weeks beginning September 16 for bridge replacement. The bridge was damaged by flooding in 2018. There will be no boundary access during that time. For more information, visit our website:https://www.nps.gov/shen/learn/news/newsreleases.htm
Stream Conditions: These streams are starting to get low. Use a cautious approach so you are not spooking the fish. You will have better water levels by accessing the streams from the bottom and hiking up about 30 minutes. Use the stream gradient to hide from the fish and to hide your approach. For more information on the Shenandoah National Park Streams, refer to my book Trout Fishing in the Shenandoah National Park or stop by the fly shop and take a look at our marked maps for the Park.
Skyline Drive is now open in all sections. This can change frequently if we have storms. To check the status of the Skyline Drive please call 540-999-3500, option 1, option 1 for the latest update before heading to these streams.
Recommended Gear: I am using a 6ft or 7 1/2ft 6X Leader on a 2 to 4 weight fly rod--preferably 8ft or shorter.