Jeff Murray Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report- May 23, 2017

Singer's Crayfish and Murray's Crayfish

Smallmouth Bass Streams: At dusk and dawn natural Crayfish come out from beneath the cobblestones on the streambottom to feed. Here they are easily exposed to the smallmouth bass and they feed heavily upon them. A good way to catch many of these bass is to wade or float parallel to the stream bank about forty feet out. Cast your Crayfish in close to the bank and allow it to sink deeply. Strip it out with a firm four inch darting action to mimic a real swimming crayfish. Access point #3 (Burnshire Bridge) on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River is excellent. Access point #11 (Seakford) on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River is excellent. Effective flies are the Murray's Crayfish size 6 and Singer's Crayfish size 6.

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