Stocked Trout Streams Report - The VA DWR has been stocking rainbows and browns throughout different streams. Many of these trout feed right below the riffles on the nymphs living here. I like to fish a 3-fly rig for this consisting of Murray's Black Stonefly Nymph size 12, Mr. Rapidan Soft Hackle Olive Nymph size 14, and Murray's Caddis Larva size 14. If you don't like to fish a 3 fly rig then use each of these flies individually on a Classic Leader 5X leader. For a list of streams that have been stocked, see the VA DWR website. Make sure you have your freshwater and trout license to fish these streams. If you are going to be in the National Forest then make sure you have that license as well. If you need help on access to the different trout streams throughout the state, then see my book Virginia Blue Ribbon Streams.
Mountain Trout Streams Report - The brook trout in the Shenandoah National Park are spawning. Therefore, I choose not to fish these streams in the Fall so that we will have better fishing in the spring. I thought the stream levels would improve after the hurricane rains but the levels are still low for this time of year. If you want to learn more about these streams and plan for future fishing trips, see my book Trout Fishing in the Shenandoah National Park or join us in the fly shop on November 19 at 10a.m for my in-person discussion on these streams.