Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report - July 25, 2019

Posted by Harry Murray on

Recommended Flies:  As summer rains and thunderstorms can happen frequently on the bass streams often they will cause the water to become slightly discolored. This slightly discolored water can provide some excellent fishing. The Murray's Magnum HogSucker, Darter and Creek Chub are all providing excellent fishing in the late hours until well into darkness. Strip them strongly three feet every 5 seconds to attract the bass. 

We have been spotting some dobsonflies eggs and adult flies near the streams. The Murray's Heavy Hellgrammite is a great match for the adult dobsonfly.




Stream Conditions:  

The North Fork of the Shenandoah River is clear and fishable.   Downstream from access #3 (Burnshire's) has been doing well.

The South Fork of the Shenandoah River is clear and fishable. The water levels are good for either wading or floating. Downstream from access #13 (Foster's) has been doing well.   For all public access, check out our marked map in the fly shop.

Mount Jackson 2.87ft  
CFS 192

Strasburg 2.49ft.  
CFS 395

Luray 2.48ft  
CFS 763

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