Recommended Flies: Some of the very fast riffles can give us excellent smallmouth fishing if we use a sinking tip III line with a 6ft 2X Sinking Fluorocarbon Leader. By wading into casting locations that prevent having to cast across exceptionally fast currents to fish the smallmouth feeding stations often help me catch more large bass. The Murray's Sculpin Marauder size 4 and the Murray's Black Madtom Sculpin size 4 are both productive.
Stream Conditions: The North Fork of the Shenandoah River is clear and in beautiful shape. Any of the public access places from Strasburg upstream through Mount Jackson would be great to fish at this time. The riffles downstream of access #18 on the North Fork provides some great fishing. The South Fork of the Shenandoah River is clear and fishable. The riffles downstream from access point #13 is loaded with sculpins. All access places are located on our master map in the fly shop.
Mount Jackson 3.02ft