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The deep riffles are a great source for the bass at this time of the year. The large sculpin minnows and stonecats here attract some of the largest bass. I start at one side of the river and fish across stream as far as I can wade. Then I work my way downstream imparting a slow line hand stripping action to my streamers. The Murray's Sculpin Marauder size 4 and Murray's Stonecat Streamer size 4 are very productive. On the North Fork of the Shenandoah River the water downstream from access point #18 (Meem's Bottom) is excellent. On the South...
Some of the back eddies in the smallmouth bass rivers are six feet deep and the bass are lethargic in the cold water. For this reason I believe I catch more bass by swimming my Murray's Tungsten Cone Head Marauders size 4 right along the streambottom. There is some very productive water fifty yards downstream from access point #3 (Burnshire Bridge) on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. There is also productive water upstream along the East side of access point #11 (Seakford) on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River.
We are catching bass in the back eddies on both the North and South Forks of the Shenandoah River. We are using Murray's Pearl Tungsten Cone Head Marauder size 4, Murray's Black Tungsten Cone Head Marauder size 4 and Murray's Olive Tungsten Cone Head Marauder size 4. I am fishing these flies right along the streambottom with a Scientific Anglers Sonar Sink 30 Warm Tip Fly Line. Downstream from Access Point #5 (Chapman's Landing) on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River is productive. Access Point #13 (Foster's Landing) on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River is productive.
The Smallmouth Bass Streams are too cold for good fishing.
The Smallmouth Bass Streams are too high and discolored for good fishing.