Update for January 25--Heavy rains overnight has caused the local stocked trout streams such as Big Stoney Creek (Edinburg), Passage Creek (Fort Valley) and Mill Creek (Mount Jackson) are all high and muddy. I expect them to be down and fishable by Monday January 27.
Original Post on January 23--When these streams get a little high or discolored, I use a Sink Tip III fly line with a three-nymph rig of the Murray's Caddis Larva size 14, Adams Nymph size 14, and Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle size 14. Fishing these slowly along the stream bottom of the deep pools is very effective.
Currently all of the local stocked trout streams are in good condition. Public access for Big Stoney Creek in Edinburg and Passage Creek in Fort Valley is marked on our master map in the fly shop.
Please note: 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.