My selection of flies for this time of year are based on two factors. First, I want to match the natural foods the bass feed on. Second, I want to use flies which match the live baits the experienced fishermen used in the 40's and 50's.
- Murray's Magnum Hog Sucker size 4,
- Murray's Madtom Sculpin, Black size 4,
- Murray's Magnum Darter size 4,
- Murray's Tungsten Cone Head Marauder, Black size 4,
- Murray's Tungsten Cone Head Marauder, Olive size 4
With the cooler water temperatures you want to fish these as slowly and as deeply as you possibly can.
Update on Stream Conditions: 10/30/20 9a.m. The North Fork of the Shenandoah is clear and fishable. I would recommend fishing the Edinburg through Woodstock area for the best water levels. The South Fork of the Shenandoah River is high and muddy from the rains yesterday.
|Ft on 10/30||Ft. on 10/29||CFS on 10/30||CFS on 10/29|
|North Fork at Mount Jackson||3.23||2.66||282||106|
|North Fork at Strasburg||2.00||2.00||176||176|
|South Fork at Luray||6.03||3.06||3670||944|