Update for May 8, 2021 The North Fork of the Shenandoah River has returned to normal levels from the heavy rains this week. The water temperature has dropped some with the cooler nights that we have had over the last few days. The South Fork of the Shenandoah River is clear and fishable.
Once the extra water runs through I would fish with a Murray's Crayfish size 6. Wade or float down the river 50 feet out from the bank where there is a cobblestone stream bottom. Cast the crayfish in close to the river bank and crawl it over the stream bottom with a three inch jerk every five seconds. I get most of my strikes from the bank out for the next 30 feet. Just work your way down the river slowly.