Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report - October 20, 2021

Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report - October 20, 2021

The water temperature is cooling with the cooler nights so the bass are not feeding as well as they did in the summer. We are still catching a few on the Murray's Marauders (Olive or Black color) in size 6 & 8.  I have started using a 6ft Murray's Fluorocarbon 2X Sinking Leader.  The leaves are starting to change along the streams so most people decide to float in a kayak and do some fishing while taking in the sights.  Both the North Fork and the South Fork of the Shenandoah River are clear and fishable.  The South Fork has better water levels for floating.

For more information on access, stop by the fly shop or see my book Virginia Blue Ribbon Streams.