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Update January 26--The local streams such as Big Stoney Creek in Edinburg and Passage Creek in Fort Valley are full but fishable.  Passage Creek was just recently stocked.   After the streams return to normal levels you can still get some great action on cress bugs and shrimp patterns as I discussed last week. Here is a tip if you are going to be fishing a larger trout stream--say 20 feet or wider. The warmest water is going to be downstream on the side of the stream from which the spring enters. This rich green weed-growth in the stream and around...

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The stocked trout have been in the streams long enough to know how to feed on all of the natural foods in the stream. This can be very exciting because on warm afternoons there are often an assortment of natural insects flying about these streams. I find they are more likely to take large flies like the Yellow Humpy size 12, Red Humpy size 12, and Irresistible Dry size 12. Fish these below the riffles and in the tails of the pools. Sometimes running a nymph below the dry is very effective. To do this I fish the dry on...

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Update December 15--Most of the local large stocked trout streams are currently muddy and high from the rains received overnight.  With the expected rainfall this weekend being 2 inches, I expect these streams will not be fishable until the middle of next week. We will post an update as the conditions change. Original Post December 13--In the delayed harvest streams and the large stocked streams, there are some large rainbows feeding on the natural midges. The Bridge Pool on Back Creek (see page 65 of my Virginia Blue Ribbon Stream book) and the flat above the bridge on Passage Creek...

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Many of the Delayed Harvest and large stocked trout streams hold many large rainbows that feed heavily on sculpin minnows. Big Stoney Creek west of Edinburg and the delayed harvest section of Passage Creek are providing good action now.  By using a Shenk's Sculpin size 8 and Murray's Black Madtom Sculpin size 8, one can catch rainbows that feed heavily on sculpin minnows.

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Many large rainbows have been stocked in the delayed harvest streams and by fishing large sculpin streamers you can catch many of the trout. Both Back Creek, the Hidden Valley of the Jackson, and Passage Creek are providing good action now. The water color is good in most of the stocked trout streams but they are running at full levels so fish deeply.  Actually a sink tip III line is very helpful. Using flies such as Shenk's Sculpin size 8 and Murray's Madtom/Sculpin, Black  size 8 below the riffles matches the natural sculpin minnows the trout feed upon.

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