I am just starting to get some surface fishing along the shaded banks for smallmouth bass with a Shenandoah Chartreuse Chugger size 6. Cast in close to the bank and fish the Chugger out ten feet by using a 6 inch stripping action every 5 seconds. Make successive casts five feet further down the river and repeat the bug action.
Access #12 (Good's Landing) on the South Fork and access #4 (in Woodstock) on the North Fork are great spots for fishing a chugger.
Both the North Fork and South Fork of the Shenandoah River are in perfect shape for smallmouth bass fishing--clear and fishable.
|North Fork (Mount Jackson)||3.90||638|
|North Fork (Strasburg)||2.60||499|
|South Fork (Luray)||3.32||909|