With the bright sunny days and the temperature being in high 60's-low 70's, the bass are prompted to feed so we are picking up a few more bass before the end of the season. The back eddies are the most productive areas at this time of year. By using a Murray's Tungsten Cone Head Marauder size 4 or a Murray's Magnum Streamer size 4, I can get my flies deep enough to tempt the bass. If needed you can use a sink tip III fly line with a Fluorocarbon sinking leader.
My customers and my son have been getting better fishing on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River by floating so you can get to the deeper pools of the river. I personally prefer to wade the North Fork of the Shenandoah River since it is close to the fly shop and easy to access after work. For this time of year, the afternoon hours are the best time to hit the river simply because of the water temperature. Be sure to bring your chest high waders and a wading staff if you are wading.
For more information on access, stop by the fly shop or see my book Virginia Blue Ribbon Streams.