Stocked Trout Streams & Delayed Harvest Area Fly Fishing Report - October 11, 2019

Stocked Trout Streams & Delayed Harvest Area Fly Fishing Report - October 11, 2019

Update for Oct. 11--Big Stoney Creek in Edinburg was just recently stocked.

The three nymph rig with the Murray's Dark Stonefly Nymph size 12, Murray's Caddis Larva size 16 and Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle size 16 is very productive on large streams such as the Bullpasture and the Hidden Valley of the Jackson. An across stream slow twitching action often brings solid strikes from large rainbows. I fish all of these on a Trout Nymphing 4X leader.

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.  Passage Creek along Rt. 678 was stocked on October 4.

A note from VDGIF: 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.

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