Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report - September 15, 2021

Posted by Jeff Murray on

The North and South Fork of the Shenandoah River are in great shape. They are back to normal levels and the clarity is good. The water temperatures are starting to drop some from the cool nights but we are still getting some surface fishing with the Shenandoah Blue Popper and the Shenandoah Chartreuse Chugger size 6 along the shady banks. Underwater the Murray's Olive Strymph size 8, Murray's Olive Hellgrammite size 6, and Murray's Magnum HogSucker size 4 are doing well.  Fish all of these on a 2X Bright Butt Leader.  I am still using a floating fly line and I am starting to get my chest high waders out.  I have had some customers that are wading wet but others are using chest high waders in the early mornings and late in the evenings. 

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The North Fork of the Shenandoah River from Meems Bottom in Mount Jackson to the Lupton access of the Seven Bends State Park in Woodstock is doing well.  

The South Fork of the Shenandoah River is in beautiful shape for a wading or floating trip. For access on the boat landings see my book Virginia Blue Ribbon Streams or stop by the fly shop


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