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SMALLMOUTH BASS STREAMS FLY FISHING REPORT APRIL 11, 2021

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SMALLMOUTH BASS STREAMS FLY FISHING REPORT APRIL 11, 2021

The North and South Forks of the Shenandoah River are High and Muddy The Shenandoah Valley received an inch or so of rain over the last 12 hours.  This has brought the river levels up.  If you are itching to get out, the farther North you can get and the earlier today (4/11/21) will provide your best chance at finding fishable water.  The high water is on the way North as I write this.  This image is East of Woodstock, VA. Check the USGS Streamflow gauges for the most recent water levels.  The good news is that this water will...

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Smallmouth Bass Rivers and Streams

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Smallmouth Bass Rivers and Streams

1/3/2021 - Happy 2021 to everyone. The recent rain has brought the water levels up in the North and South Fork of the Shenandoah River.  These rivers are too high and muddy for productive fishing.Check back Tuesday or Wednesday for an update if things improve.

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Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report - December 26, 2020

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Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report - December 26, 2020

The North and South Fork of the Shenandoah River are both too high and too discolored for fishing. Now is a great time to sit down at the vise and tie some flies for next year.Check out Harry's Article "Murray's Hellgrammite" that was originally published in the December 1985 Issue of Flyfishing Magazine. He goes over the fly tying instructions for our Hellgrammite in the article.

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Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report April 27, 2020

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Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report April 27, 2020

UPDATE 4/27/2020 - As of this morning, the North and South Fork of the Shenandoah River are both feeling a little ill.  Their color is terrible and they're rising. Definitely a little social distancing is in order for at least the next few days.  We will keep you updated as conditions improve.

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Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report- April 25, 2019

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Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report- April 25, 2019

During periods of high water the rivers cut back into the banks in what I call Bank Bays. These may extend ten to twenty feet back int he bank and reach downstream 20 to 30 feet. These bays range from 3 to 6 feet deep and they hold great numbers of minnows. (See recommended flies below) Stream Conditions:  The North Fork of the Shenandoah River is clear but full. The area upstream of Edinburg through Mount Jackson will give you the best water levels. Access #18 & #19 on our  master map. Please wade carefully and remember to bring your...

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