Updated Stream Report on February 7--The overnight rains have caused the local stocked trout streams to be higher than normal with a lot of discoloration. I expect them to clear up and drop to normal levels by Sunday February 9.
Original Post on February 6--Stream Conditions: As I am posting this stream report, I am watching the rains affect the stream levels on Big Stoney Creek. With rain continuing throughout the day and into tonight the local stocked trout streams will continue to rise and have discoloration. Big Stoney has risen about 4 inches since early this morning. We will keep an eye on the levels and post updates as they occur.
I find it very rewarding to catch trout that are feeding on midges. The Mr. Rapidan Midge size 18 & 20 with a Mr. Rapidan Soft Hackle Olive Nymph size 16 as a dropper on 2ft of 7X is very effective when you see trout swirling to feed on emerging midges just below the surface. Big Stoney Creek and Passage Creek have some good midge hatches at dusk.