Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report - November 7, 2019

Posted by Harry Murray on

Recommended Flies: I'm using a Sink Tip III line to help me catch the large bass in the deep pools. Big bass want a big mouthful to eat at this time of the year so use a Magnum Creek Chub, Magnum Hog Sucker, or Magnum Darter all in size 4. If you catch a big bass in a hole be willing to devote 15 to 20 minutes to fishing it thoroughly because there are often several more large bass there. You will have your best fishing in the afternoon when the streams are warmer.


 Stream Conditions:  

The North Fork of the Shenandoah River is clear and fishable.  Be sure to bring your chest high waders and some gloves for these cool mornings. Downstream from access #3, #4, or #5 on the North Fork have been doing well.  Wade slow and fish deeply.

The South Fork of the Shenandoah River is clear and fishable. Downstream from access  #13 (Foster's Landing) has been productive.  For all public access, check out our marked map in the fly shop.

Mount Jackson 2.67ft  
CFS 121

Strasburg 2.15ft.  
CFS 260

Luray 2.73ft
CFS 805

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