The Murray's Floating Minnow in the tails of the pools are giving me excellent action when I fish them along the shaded banks in water 2 to 4 feet deep over cobblestone bottoms. I wade upstream close to the bank and cast my Floating Minnows ahead of me. Strip them back downstream very slowly.
Other productive flies this week per customers and guides: Shenandoah Blue Popper size 6, Murray's Crayfish size 6, and Murray's Olive Marauder size 6, Shenk's White Streamer size 6. Fish all of these on a Bright Butt 9ft 2X Leader.
The North Fork of the Shenandoah River is in beautiful shape. The recent rains have provided just enough to improve the water levels.
Update August 15: The South Fork of the Shenandoah River is still too high for good fishing and is muddy in some areas from the recent rains.
|Ft. on 6/15||CFS on 6/15||Ft. on 6/13||CFS on 6/13|
|North Fork at Mount Jackson||2.51||73.1||2.52||75.4|
|North Fork at Strasburg||1.95||176||1.93||167|
|South Fork at Luray||4.04||1720||3.77||1490|