Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report - Update August 2, 2018

Posted by Harry Murray on

Update- August 2nd, 2018: The North Fork of the Shenandoah River is high and muddy. The South Fork is discolored and slowly rising. More heavy rains are expected overnight. We will update the report as the conditions change.


Original Post - July 30th, 2018: The surface bug fishing is now excellent for smallmouth. Many of the students in our smallmouth bass schools are catching large bass on the Shenandoah Blue Popper size 4 along the grassbeds. A loud fast stripping retrieve with the Murray's Bass Popper in Chartreuse size 6 right where the riffles empty into the pools is very effective. 

Smallmouth Bass Poppers

The North Fork of the Shenandoah River is very productive downstream from access spot #3 (Burnshire Bridge). The South Fork of the Shenandoah River is producing well upstream from access point #11 (Seakford's Landing).

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