The aquatic grassbeds are developing and many shiner minnows live in these areas. I use the Silver Outcast Streamer size 4 to fish in and around the grassbeds which are in water 3 feet deep or less.
If the water close by the grassbeds is over 3 feet deep I use the Murray's Heavy Shiner Streamer size 6. Fish these with a Bright Butt 9ft 2X leader.
Many students in our fly fishing schools have caught some nice bass along the grassbeds over the years.
Stream Conditions: Both the North and South Fork of the Shenandoah River are clear and fishable. The water is clear so be careful when wading that you do not spook the fish.
|Mount Jackson (North Fork)||2.51||73.1|
|Strasburg (North Fork)||2.21||293|
|Luray (South Fork)||2.58||622|