Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report - July 29, 2021

Posted by Jeff Murray on

The river levels are low and the bass are easily spooked so wade carefully.  The ideal times to be on the river are early morning and late in the evening.  If you are out on a bright sunny day, be sure to fish the shady banks as the bass do not like the bright sunlight. The Shenk's White Streamer size 6, Shenandoah Chartreuse Chugger size 6, and Murray's Dying Minnow (Dace) size 6 have been working well this week. Fish these on a Bright Butt 9ft 2X or a Classic 9ft 2X Leader.

Both the North Fork and the South Fork of the Shenandoah River are clear and fishable.  We have been getting better results on the South Fork with our wade fishing as that Fork carries more water than the North Fork. The area of Bixler Bridge to the Fosters Landing area has been best.

There is an advisory of a 5-mile stretch on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River from Bethel Road to the Strasburg Town Park that has restrictions on wading, floating, swimming.  Below is more information on that area. 


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