Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report - July 9, 2020

Posted by Harry Murray on

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. 

  Ft. CFS
Mount Jackson (North Fork) 2.51 73.1
Strasburg (North Fork) 2.21 293
Luray (South Fork) 2.58 622

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