Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report - Update October 30, 2020

Posted by Jeff Murray on

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

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