The DWR will start their stocking program beginning today. They will stock numerous streams throughout Virginia from now through May. This means you will need the trout fishing license in addition to your freshwater fishing license to fish these streams in the designated stocked water.
Due to the large number of minnows in these streams, streamer patterns are very effective. Three of my favorites are the Murray's Black Madtom Sculpin size 8, Spuddler Streamer size 8, and Murray's Heavy Chub Streamer size 8. Swim these slowly across the stream bottom.