The smallmouth are spreading throughout the streams with many seeking protection behind the ledges and in the deep pools below bridges and dams. Fish a Murray's Marauder in pearl, black or olive in a size 6 tight in below the ledges along the stream bottom. I would recommend using a Sink Tip III line with a Murray's 6ft 2X Fluorocarbon Leader.
Both the North and South Fork of the Shenandoah River are clear and fishable. The water is still cold so do not expect to catch a lot of fish but this is usually the time of year you catch bigger fish. Bring your chest high waders.
|North Fork Mount Jackson||3.10||260|
|North Fork Strasburg||2.40||389|
|South Fork Luray||2.75||894|