Stocked Trout Streams and Delayed Harvest Areas Fly Fishing Report - October 5, 2019

Stocked Trout Streams and Delayed Harvest Areas Fly Fishing Report - October 5, 2019

Update for October 5--Passage Creek in Fort Valley was recently stocked by the Department of Game. This area is open for fishing off of Route 678.

On another note: Attention Anglers!  Due to construction/renovation activities at the Front Royal Fish Hatchery the Delayed Harvest Area on Passage Creek (Warren Co.) will not be stocked and closed to fishing until further notice.  This is due to stocking and angler access constraints and public safety concerns. It is anticipated to be re-opened by October 1, 2020.

October 3--The Department of Game has started stocking some streams in the area including the delayed harvest areas. The trout will be spreading throughout the streams and you'll get your best results by covering as much water as possible. I find that the easiest way to do this is to wade downstream and cast streamers across stream. Swim them slowly across the stream bottom. Three of my most dependable streams for trout at this time of the year are the Shenandoah Silver Ghost size 10, Shenandoah Skunk size 10 and Shenandoah Sunrise size 10.

As of October 1 if you plan on fishing in the stocked areas of the streams then you are required to have a freshwater license in addition to the trout license.

Stream Conditions:   The local streams such as Big Stoney Creek (Edinburg), Mill Creek (Mount Jackson), and Passage Creek (Fort Valley) are low and clear. Wade carefully so you do not spook the fish.  

Stop by the fly shop in Edinburg, VA and check out our master map with access to fish the local streams.