Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report - November 19, 2020

Posted by Jeff Murray on

The North Fork of the Shenandoah River is clear and fishable.  I have friends that like to take a kayak or canoe and find the areas of the rivers (normally upstream of the dams) that hold deep pools that are 12 to 15 feet deep. With the cooler water temperature the bass are holding in these areas. Fish as slowly and as deeply as you can with a Magnum Hog Sucker, Magnum Darter or Magnum Bluegill in a size 4.  Chapman's Landing north of Edinburg is one of the areas that you can put in and float down to the deeper water.  You will have to paddle back upstream to take out as you cannot go around the dam. 

The South Fork of the Shenandoah River is still too high and discolored for fishing. 

  Ft. CFS
North Fork at Mount Jackson 3.02 201
North Fork at Strasburg 2.25 288
South Fork at Luray 4.16 1800

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